Eddie Guillen is a community organizer, small business owner and former Chief of Staff for 22nd District State Representative Angie Guerrero-Cuellar for the past year as he recently announced his bid for Alderman of the 23rd Ward. Born and raised in Chicago, his childhood roots was always in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Eddie has made West Lawn home for the past 16 years,
started a small business owner of a event production company, married to his highschool sweetheart for 13 years and has two Maltese dogs named Bella and Lulu.
Eddie is passionate on giving back and paying it forward towards today’s youth and community. Throughout seven years in business, his company has donated over 3,800 + brand new book bags with school supplies, 5,000 new toys to kids in the community through their Annual Back to School Giveaway and Operation Christmas. Through those community events and experience, organizing neighborhood cleanups, food pantries, census events, youth programming, helping small businesses with video marketing and being a resource in the community was a easy transition. None of this wouldn’t be possible without the help of other small businesses and non profit organizations coming together to make this happen.
Eddie has received numerous awards during his entrepreneurial and community journey. From the “20 On the Rise” in 2018 and 2019, Wedding Wires Couple Choice Awards from 2015’-2020 and NBC “Making A Difference” 2020 Award, Nominated 2021 Red Cross Hero, Wintrust Community Bank Nominated Latinx Community Award 2021 and 2022 Chicago Park District Southwest Region Junior Citizen Judge. Eddie also serves on multiple boards with multiple organizations that he is passionate about and making a difference.
Our community deserves a public servant who serves the public. The 23rd Ward deserves an accessible elected official who has dedication, energy and compassion to meet our neighbors where they are and not just when it's election time.
Our Annual Back 2 School Giveaway has helped more than 3000 + students and their families to prepare for another academic school year as they all received book bags with school supplies. We believe and invest in our children as they are the key to our future. By providing them with the tools they need to succeed in a classroom environment, we are doing our small part in empowering them to develop and grow into successful students. We can't wait to bring our 7th Annual Back 2 School Giveaway event in August 2022
Our Annual Operation Christmas werehas always been a community favorite as we collaborate with other small businesses, non-profit organizations and community leaders to be able to donate over 5,000+ brand new wrapped toys to the youth in our community. We couldn't have done it without the collaborations of other small businesses in the event industry to make this day possible. We look forward to make a impact every year as we donate gifts to families that attend Operation Christmas and directly impact K-2nd Graders at Hurley Elementary in West Lawn.