Ariel E. Reboyras (born 1953) is an American politician and educator who serves as the alderman of the 30th ward of Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the Democratic Party and has been the committeeman of the 30th ward since 2006. He was first elected as alderman in 2003 and has been re-elected four times. He represents seven neighbourhoods in the northwest side of Chicago, with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. His main goals are to improve the quality of life and public safety in his ward, and to provide information and assistance to his residents on various city and social services. He is also a member of five committees in the Chicago City Council: Committees, Rules and Ethics; Housing and Real Estate; License and Real Estate; Police and Fire; and Transportation and Public Way.
Reboyras was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents and moved to Chicago when he was twelve years old. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. He taught at Roberto Clemente High School in Humboldt Park for several years before joining the City of Chicago as a truck driver. He later became a deputy commissioner for the Department of General Services, overseeing the maintenance and repair of city facilities.
Reboyras has been active in various community organisations and events, such as co-founding the Northwest Youth Basketball Association and “Maraton San-Juan”, an annual 8K road race that coincides with the Chicago Puerto Rican Parade. He has also supported various charitable causes and non-profit groups, such as the Active Transportation Alliance, Test Positive Aware Network’s Ride for AIDS Chicago, and the Healthy Streets Campaign. He has also cosponsored an ordinance to name a section of Central Avenue as “Honorary Lech Kaczynski Way” in memory of the former Polish president who died in a plane crash in 2010.