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After completing a master’s program in public administration, Mr. Murillo feels he made the right choice when he accepted an internship with the City Manager’s office in Evanston.Submitted photo
After completing a master’s program in public administration, Mr. Murillo feels he made the right choice when he accepted an internship with the City Manager’s office in Evanston.
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by Emmanuel Patiño Gómez

Welcome, Mr. Murillo
An emerging Latino leader, Oscar Murillo Jr. from San Jose, Cal., joined the City of Evanston’s managerial team in July as the first Latino to be selected as a Local Government Management Fellow. He said, “I applied for 15 internships last year. I received an invitation from two municipalities. One was in California and the other in Evanston. I really wanted an opportunity to work in a City’s Manager’s office in another state. I made the right choice.”

After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature at University of California Santa Barbara, Mr. Murillo became TOEFL (Test of  English as a Foreign Language) certified and moved to Santiago, Chile, to work as a teacher for one year. “I was a little
naïve when I decided to do this, but my adventurous side wanted a new experience. It helped me to decide what I wanted to do next with my life,” he said.

Mr. Murillo considered law school as a pathway but chose to pursue his passion for public service through a master’s program in public administration. “I am very fortunate to have had mentors and good teachers who have helped me get to where I am today. My parents were my best teachers, and it really makes a difference when you have that kind of help.”

Mr. Murillo is working with the City Manager’s team of senior leaders, aldermen, various committee members and other staff. His email is omurillo@cityof

Anyone who has news to share with the Latino community may contact the Club Éxito/Success Club Latino News Team at 847-866-5916 or email about Latino people, events and stories that we can share with our community.

Bienvenido, Sr. Murillo
El Sr. Oscar Murillo Jr., un líder latino emergente de San José, Cal., se unió al equipo de administradores de la ciudad de Evanston el pasado Julio como el primer Latino a ser seleccionado como un compañero de la gestión de gobierno local. Él compartió, “Apliqué a 15 pasantías el año pasado. Recibí una invitación de dos municipalidades. Uno era en California y el otro en Evanston. De verdad quería una oportunidad para trabajar en una oficina de administración de ciudad en otro estado. Hice la decisión correcta.”

Después de obtener su licenciatura en literatura en la universidad de California Santa Bárbara, El Sr. Murillo se convirtió en TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) certificado y se trasladado a Santiago, Chile, para trabajar como maestro por un año. “Era un ingenuo cuando decidí hacer esto, pero mi lado aventurero quería nuevas experiencias. Esto me ayudó a decidir qué es lo que quería hacer con mi vida,” el dice.

El Sr. Murillo considero escuela de Derecho como un camino pero escogió seguir su pasión de servicio público a través de una maestría del programa de administración pública. “Soy muy afortunado de haber tenido mentores y buenos maestros quienes me han ayudado a llegar a donde estoy ahora. Mis padres fueron los mejores maestros y esto en verdad hace una difer-encia cuando tienes ese tipo de ayuda.”

El Sr. Murillo trabaja con el equipo de administradores de la ciudad de altos dirigentes, concejales de la ciudad, varios miembros de comités entre otros. Puede ser contac-tado directamente a

¿Alguien que tenga noticias que le gustaría compartir con la comunidad latina? Por favor comuníquese con Club Éxito Latino News Team al 847-866-5916 o correo electrónico:, con información sobre nuestra gente latina, eventos e historias que podamos compartir con nuestra comunidad.

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