Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a Covid-19 Economic Recovery Task Force on Thursday comprising elected officials, CEOs, labor leaders and nonprofit chiefs.

The task force will advise the Lightfoot administration over the “the next several weeks” and will be led by Sam Skinner, a Republican and former Chief of Staff to President George H.W. Bush. Skinner has served as the “point person for numerous emergencies and crises”, including natural disasters and terrorist bombings, according to a press release from Lightfoot’s office accompanying the announcement.

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