Cozen O'Connor attorney Jim Argionis, a member of the firm's commercial litigation practice in Chicago, has been appointed chairman of the Park Ridge planning and zoning commission.
He has served as one of nine commissioners since 2013.
Earlier this year, the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce recognized him with a Community Star award for his exceptional community involvement, which has included serving on the Park Ridge O'Hare Airport Commission, first as a commissioner in 2011-2012 and then as chair, from 2013-2019.
Argionis has also served, by governor appointment and state senate confirmation through four administrations, as chairman of the Illinois Department of Employment Security Advisory Board.
In addition, he has volunteered his legal and mentoring skills to the Maine South High School mock trial team both in their annual Illinois state competitions and in a national competition, in which the team participated for the first time last year. Argionis has also volunteered his time for local Park Ridge school districts 64 and 207, the Park Ridge Police Parent Patrol, the Chicago Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association and the National Immigrant Justice Center.