Our 2022 Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee Leon Walker, DL3 Realty, has been named as one of Mayor Lighfoot’s 2023 Medal of Honor Winners. The Mayor’s Medal of Honor, launched in 2021, is an annual award presented by the Mayor to remarkable individuals, organizations and collaboratives demonstrating extraordinary leadership, a passion for advancing equity across the City and a commitment to improving the lives of all residents in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.
Walker is being honored for his work as a co-founder of the Chicago Emerging Minority Developer Initiative (CEMDI). Through this program, he has played a key role in increasing the number of Black and minority developers in Chicago and bringing them together to target new construction opportunities in historically disinvested neighborhoods.
For more information on Walker’s career and his induction into our Hall of Fame, click here.
For a full list of Medal of Honor winners, click here.