What is an SSA?

For more than 29 years, the Special Service Area (SSA) program has provided communities with the financial means to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts. SSAs, known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage improvement programs important to communities. The Chicago City Council passed the Establishment Ordinance for the Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 on November 23, 2005. View the WPB By-Laws here.

Who are we?

WPB SSA #33 is directed by a commission of volunteer stakeholders administered by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce. Commissioners must own or rent property that is included in the SSA taxing district. (WPB boundary map can be found here.)

Our Commissioners:

Brent Norsman, Chair
Rebecca Dohe, Vice Chair
Wayne Janik, Treasurer
David Ginople, Secretary
Joseph Hall
Marcy Huttas

What are the boundaries of WPB?

East side of Western from Division to Fullerton West side of Western from North to Fullerton Damen from Schiller to the Kennedy Expressway Ashland from Division to the Kennedy Expressway North from Western to the Kennedy Expressway North side of Division from Western to the Kennedy Expressway South side of Division from Western to Milwaukee Milwaukee from Division to Western

How can I get more involved?

The Commission of WPB meets the third Wednesday of each month (No Meeting in August) at 7 pm. There is a half hour meet and greet session that begins at 6:30pm. The meetings are open, and the public is encouraged to attend. All meetings will be held at the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen.