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ELVN Candidate Bios

April 4, 2017, ELVN Candidate Slate

ELVN is pleased to have very interested and qualified candidates for the seven (7) open seats on the board of directors. Please take a moment to review the information provided by each candidate. We will also be taking nominations from the floor at the beginning of the April 4th meeting, prior to casting ballots.

*Please note, incumbents up for reelection are indicated by (I) after their names.

Mark N. Lundgren (I), AICP, and his wife, Kenda, have lived in Lakeview since 2001 and are active members of ELVN.  In 2009 they founded Land Pointer, Ltd., a consultancy based in Lakeview. Mark had a forty-year career with the U.S. government in management and leadership capacities in the fields of planning, real estate, property development and intergovernmental relations. Active in the 46th Ward, Mark facilitated the Economic Development Transition Team, was a member of the 2013 Participatory Budgeting Committee, and continues to be a committed member of the Zoning & Development Committee. He served as president of his high-rise condominium association from 2002 to 2016.

Marty Wallace (I), is married to Diane and have lived in the neighbor for 40 years. Marty has been a Real Estate broker for 29 years with Bershire Hathaway Koenig Rubloff. He is active on the ELVN Board of Directors and has worked at the annual Oktoberfest. Marty has served on the 46th ward Zoning Committee. He enjoys walking the neighbor and seeing the many improvements in our area.

Aileen Tien (I) has lived in East Lakeview for over a decade, beginning in her summer internships during law school at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Aileen currently works for a software company in downtown Chicago that produces applications assisting law firms, corporations, and government entities with managing litigation matters.  She has served on the ELVN board since 2015 and works to ensure area residents’ concerns are addressed.

Justin Kreindler has lived in East Lakeview since 2004, as a homeowner since 2005, and as a landlord in 2014. He lives with his wife and two-year-old son near Broadway and Waveland. Justin has worked with nonprofits to support communities through issue-based campaigns, political campaigns, and building community capacity. He currently works as Director of Partner Engagement with Public Allies Chicago, which he says has led to a deep understanding of how organizations work, how they grow, and how to address the challenges they face. Justin serves on associate boards of Landmarks Illinois and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

Jean O’Neill (I) is a founding member of ELVN and has been a property owner in East Lake View since 1971. She remembers struggles with slumlords, gangs and graffiti.  Jean spearheaded efforts to bring a new Greeley School to the neighborhood and supported beautification of Gill Park. Jean even remembers when the Chicago Bears played at Wrigley Field! She continues to support the beautification and safety of the neighborhood.

Michael Zink (I) has lived in East Lakeview for more than 5 years and has served as ELVN Secretary since 2015.  He is an attorney in Chicago at the Law Offices of Starr, Bejgiert, Zink & Rowells, a civil litigation firm. Michael has been elected and appointed to leadership roles in legal and community organizations throughout Chicago, including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Archdiocese, and the Advocates Society of Polish-American Attorneys.

Brandon Cunningham has lived on in East Lakeview on Dakin St for the last 3  years. He is an active member of his community. Brandon is a registered CPS substitute teacher and volunteers at his 4 and 6 year old daughters’ schools. Brandon supports the conservancy site in Montrose Harbor documenting Purple Martins populations during the summer. He is the president of the Kelly Park Advisory Council. In his spare time, he goes to work as an airline captain.

Patrick Carlson (I) is a 20-year resident of East Lakeview, a 12-year homeowner in the neighborhood, and a 2-year member of ELVN.  He is an attorney, and very interested in issues relating to development and crime in the neighborhood.  He can’t help but notice how the neighborhood has improved since first moving here, but believes it is very important that members of the community have input in all changes and developments occurring here.  He is running for re-election because ELVN is a very important forum to gather and communicate the many voices of our community.

Beth Murphy (I) has lived, worked, and owned property in East Lake View for over 30 years, and has served on the ELVN Board since 2003. She has a strong commitment to enhancing the community’s quality of life. Her businesses, Murphy’s Bleachers and Murphy’s Rooftop Co., have actively supported ELVN for over 25 years. Beth is also an active member of the Lake View Citizens’ Council and the Community Directed Citizen’s Council.  As the host of the annual ELVN Oktoberfest, she has helped us raise more than $150,000 for local charities over the past 12 years.

Joshua Ring has lived in Lake View for 2 years, and is a life-long Chicagoan.  He and his wife and two teenage daughters live on North Clifton Avenue, a few houses north of Wrigley Field and the Cubs offices. Joshua works for The Gannett/USA Today Network downtown as an Integrated Director of Sales. He has served as President of his condominium association for the past two years and has been reelected to a third term.  He is passionate about his home and neighborhood and looks forward to working with other ELVN members to ensure that area residents’ concerns are represented and addressed. He hopes to assist in the improvement in the quality of life in our neighborhood and to develop a sense of community while ensuring that the health and wealth of the neighborhood are protected.

ELVN Elections, Membership Info, and Other News

Election of Board Members

Election of Board Members will be held at our April 4th Meeting at 7:00 pm. Your Membership Dues must be current (paid by March 14th) in order to be eligible to vote. Voting is only available at the meeting, no proxy voting. Nominations may be made from the floor at the beginning of the meeting. Ballots will cast during the first 15 minutes of the meeting and then tabulated during the meeting. The newly elected board members will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.

Membership Dues

Membership Dues for 2017 are due now. You can pay your membership dues via our website or you can mail a check payable to ELVN to 3712 N. Broadway #470 Chicago, IL 60613.

Dues are $10 per individual and $50 for a business. Dues must be paid by March 14th in order to be eligible to vote for board members at the April 4th meeting.

Candidates for 2017 ELVN Board Election

Mark N. Lundgren
Marty Wallace
Aileen Tien
Justin Kreindler
Jean O’Neill
Michael Zink
Brandon Cunningham
Patrick Carlson
Beth Murphy
Joshua Ring

Annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting

The Annual Wrigley Field Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the 19th Police District, 850 W Addison, Community Room. Doors open at 6pm. This is an opportunity for neighbors to hear reviews and reports of the 2016 baseball season from the Cubs and City departments. It is also an opportunity for neighbors to voice any concerns, comments, and suggestions they have regarding last season.

Get Involved with Kelly Park

Join the Kelly Park Mailing List on Google Groups! There’s a lot going on with the park lately, and we hope you get involved! Also check out their page on Facebook.

St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser at Murphy’s Bleachers

Murphy’s Bleachers will be hosting “Buzzed for Babies” on April 23rd. “Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer!” Learn more about this event on the St. Baldrick’s Foundation website.

 

ELVN Nominations, Elections, Membership and 2017 Meeting Schedule

Nominations for Board Members are being taken via e-mail to friends@eastlakeview.org. You can nominate yourself or other interested individuals you think would be an active board member. Be sure to provide: complete name, residential address, phone number and e-mail address. All nominations must be received by March 1st in order to be placed on the ballot.

Things to know regarding Board Membership:

  • Expected to attend all board meetings which are typically the first Tuesday of each month
  • Term is for two year period
  • Expected to represent ELVN at other organizations via attending meetings and/or participating on committees
  • Participate or lead one or more ELVN committee
  • Support annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser by selling/buying $200 worth of tickets, obtaining over $500 in donations (cash or silent auction items) and working the event for a minimum 2 hour shift
  • Must be current on your membership dues
  • Must reside or own a business within our boundaries: Irving Park to Addison, Clark to the Lake

Election of Board Members

Election of Board Members will be held at our April 4th Meeting at 7:00 pm. Your Membership Dues must be current (paid by March 14th) in order to be eligible to vote. See below for location and membership details. Voting is only available at the meeting, no proxy voting. Nominations may be made from the floor at the beginning of the meeting. Ballots will cast during the first 15 minutes of the meeting and then tabulated during the meeting. The newly elected board members will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting.

Membership Dues

Membership Dues for 2017 are due now. You can pay your membership dues via our website  or you can mail a check payable to ELVN to 3712 N. Broadway #470 Chicago, IL 60613.

Dues are $10 per individual and $50 for a business. Dues must be paid by March 14th in order to be eligible to vote for board members at the April 4th meeting.

2017 Meeting Schedule

Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage you and your neighbors to join us. If you have a topic you would like to have on the agenda, please send an e-mail to friends@eastlakeview.org at least 10 days prior to a meeting with topic information and contact person info. Below is the schedule of ELVN meetings for 2017. Meetings are subject to change so please check the website or watch for e-mails to confirm dates, time and locations.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Board only at alternate location
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
** No Meeting in July, 2017 **
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
OKTOBERFEST – Sunday, September 24, 2017 3:30 pm at Murphy’s Bleachers
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
** Community Holiday Party TBD**

Meetings take place at 7:00 pm at the 19th District Police Station Community Room …. 850 W. Addison Street

Looking forward to having many nominees and seeing all of you at the General Meeting on April 4th!

Agenda for ELVN General Meeting 2/7/17

EAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station, Community Room, 850 W Addison St.

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Report
  3. 46th Ward Report
  4. Cubs Report
  5. New Business – 2017 ELVN Meeting Schedule and 2017 Board Member Elections
  6. Old Business
  7. Adjournment

Board Member Only Session

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) CAPS Meeting Reminder

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in BEATS 1925 and 1923 of the 19th District of the Chicago Police Department.

19th Police District CAPS meetings for the ELVN BEATS are normally held in the 19th Police District Community Room located at 850 W. Addison at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of every even number month. (2017 CAPS meetings are presently scheduled for February 1, April 5, June 7, August 2, October 4, and December 6, 2017.)

The next CAPS meeting for the ELVN area is at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

ELVN is normally represented at 19th District CAPS/Beat meetings. You are invited to attend these meetings. You can also advise ELVN of any concerns or issues you want to be included as discussion items with our Alderman or the Police.

Support Our Friends at Lakeview Pantry

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This holiday season, remember to support the Lakeview Pantry by donating funds or food items.

The most needed items are:

  • Canned fruit (juice/water packed)
  • Condiments – mayo, ketchup, etc.
  • Cooking oils, salt/pepper, spices
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Fruit Juice (shelf stable)

All non-perishable, unexpired food items are appreciated! Consider donating modest sizes.  Several 24oz cans are preferable to one 64oz can for clients to take home.

If you need support or you know someone who does, Lakeview Pantry is here to help.

As the largest food pantry in Chicago, they have served the city’s northside for 46 years.  They provide a wide range of nutritious food including fruits, vegetables, protein, milk and dairy products, cereal, and bread.

Their Social Services program offers assistance with public benefit applications, mental health counseling, job search support, as well as referrals to other community resources.

Ways to Get Involved

  • Volunteer! Individual and group opportunities available (day, evening, and weekends)
  • Donate food, funds, or organize a food drive!
  • Visit them at www.lakeviewpantry.org.  Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more information, call the Lakeview Pantry at 773-525-1777 or visit www.lakeviewpantry.org.

TBOX is this Saturday, December 10

Via Ald. Tunney

The TBOX 2016 pub crawl is this Saturday, December 10th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Around 40 of the establishments along Clark Street and Sheffield Avenue will be participating. There will be no parking on Clark from Roscoe to Grace, on Sheffield from Roscoe to Waveland, on Eddy from Seminary to Clark, and on Cornelia from Clark to the alley from 5:00 a.m. Saturday to 4:00 a.m. on Sunday.

TBOX will provide a hotline to be used during the event for any and all issues, concerns, or questions: 773-478-3378. 9-1-1 should be used for all emergency calls. The 19th District will have additional resources and there will be 100 trained security personnel patrolling the streets and alleys during and after the event. Members of the security team will be identifiable by yellow vests that read “Walsh Security.” There will be zero tolerance for public drinking and security personnel will remove TBOX wristbands of unruly patrons. Barricades will be placed to deter patrons from entering alleys and keep them out of the streets. 80 trashcans, 60 portable toilets, one dumpster and 12 cleaning personnel will be stationed throughout the event area.

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) CAPS Meeting Reminder

CAPS_BeatsEast Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is in BEATS 1925 and 23 of the 19th District of the Chicago Police Department.

19th Police District CAPS meetings for the ELVN BEATS are normally held in the 19th Police District Community Room located at 850 W. Addison at 7 PM on the first Wednesday of every even number month.

The next CAPS meeting for the ELVN area is at 7 PM on Wednesday December 7th.

ELVN is normally represented at 19th District CAPS/Beat meetings. You are invited to attend these meetings.

This will also be an opportunity to meet Commander Marc Buslik, the new District Commander of the 19th District. Commander Robert Cesario, our previous District Commander has been reassigned to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.  We thank Commander Cesario for all he has done for the 19th District and wish him well in his new role.

Agenda for ELVN meeting December 6th

ELVN_community_meetingEAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS HOLIDAY PARTY/GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N Sheffield Ave.

AGENDA

At 7:30 p.m., the Board will distribute East Lakeview Neighbors charitable donations to area civic and social service organizations.  This will be the only item of business that will be handled at this event.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS