Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager for Metro Strategies Inc. In late 2011, she received her law degree from Kent College of Law and plans to sit for the bar exam this month, according to her aldermanic application.
Metro Strategies is a Glen Ellyn-based planning, policy and public affairs firm that works with governments, businesses and non-profit organizations. It handled public outreach for the Chicago Department of Transportation's Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, according to company's Web site.
When she left IDOT, Holmes was being paid nearly $83,000 a year. Before working for IDOT, Holmes, 37, was the senior transportation associate for the
In all, the city received 65 applications for the post held by
Jackson recently told supporters that Emanuel would name someone she picked to replace her, but both of the candidates she mentioned were tossed from consideration because they did not live in the 7th Ward.