Chairman Safaa Zarzour Receives Community Service Award from Chicago’s Mayor Daley


CAIR-Chicago Board Chairman, Safaa Zarzour, was recognized by the City of Chicago and Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday, November 18th, at the Mayor’s annual reception in celebration of Arab Heritage Month. Mayor Daley presented Zarzour with the 2009 Arab Heritage Month Award for Outstanding Contributions to Chicago’s Arab Community and commended him for his exceptional community service.

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition on behalf of a dignified community from a city I am proud to serve,” said Zarzour.

The event took place at the Chicago Cultural Center and brought together various city officials with leaders of Chicago’s Arab community.

Zarzour is the founding Chairman of CAIR-Chicago and a founding principal of Zarzour, Khalil and Tabbara Law Offices, LLC. Mr. Zarzour is also an instructor at Loyola University’s School of Law.

Mr. Zarzour has served in various capacities in his village including as a Zoning Commissioner, and an elected public library trustee. He was elected Commissioner of the Bridgeview Park District in 2006. In addition to serving on the board of CAIR-Chicago, he is also the Chairman of the Council of Islamic Schools in North America, Program Chairman of the ISNA Education Forum, Vice Chairman of Muslim Educational Resources, Information, and Training, a member of the Catholic-Muslim Education Project, member of the Board of Advisors of Play for Peace, member of the Board of Advisors of the Bernadine Center at the Catholic Theological Union, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Education at St. Xavier University.

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