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Agenda for 3/13/2018 ELVN General/Community Meeting

EAST LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION
GENERAL/COMMUNITY MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M.
19TH DISTRICT POLICE STATION COMMUNITY ROOM
850 W. ADDISON ST.

AGENDA

  1. Call to order
  2. Nomination and introduction of Board Member Candidates
  3. Voting begins
  4. 46th Ward Update
  5. 44th Ward Update
    — Aurelio’s Plan of Operation at Grace and Clark Streets
    — Dugout’s plans for an outdoor, rooftop patio
  6. MCZ Development presentation of their proposal to redevelop the property at 957 W. Grace Street (southeast corner of Grace and Clark, JCYS Daycare).
  7. New Business/Old Business
  8. Announcement of election results
  9. Adjournment

Followed by board member-only session.

Meet the candidates for the ELVN board

*Incumbents up for reelection are indicated by (I) after their names.

Brandon Cunningham has lived on in East Lake View on Dakin for the last 3 years. He is an active member of his community, a registered CPS substitute teacher and volunteers at his 4 and 6-year-old daughters’ schools. He 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.

John Fitterer was born and raised in Chicago and lives in Lakeview in the 3700 block of Fremont with his wife Sandy. They have lived in Wrigleyville for 3 ½ years, moving in from the western suburbs where we raised our 3 kids (who are all Chicago north-siders now). John is retired for just under 2 years after having worked at ComEd for 35 years. His last position was director of the 550-person ComEd Call Center, where he balanced the needs of the business and employees (450 were union employees), while improving the service provided to its customers. Since retiring he has volunteered at Misericordia, and at the Field Museum where his wife and he work at youth discovery stations. He has been an ardent Cubs fan since growing up on Chicago’s southwest side and listening to Jack Brickhouse announce games on WGN after school.

Terie Kata (I) has been active in ELVN since 1991, serving as Chair for five years and Treasurer for seven years. Terie and co-chair James Murphy raised ELVN fund-raising to new highs in attendance and profits at our annual Oktoberfests. Terie is an active member of numerous community and business organizations and chairs the ELVN fund-raising events.

Maggie Koehler (I) has lived in East Lakeview since 2011 and works for the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as an at-large member of the Lake View Citizens Council. Maggie, her wife Aimee Pine, and Boston Terrier rescue Stan love the diversity and close-knit community and exploring their neighborhood.

Justin Kreindler has lived in East Lake View since 2004, as a homeowner since 2005, and as a landlord in 2014. He, his wife and two-year-old son live near Broadway and Waveland. Justin has worked with nonprofits to support communities through issue-based campaigns, political campaigns, and building community capacity. He works as Director of Partner Engagement with Public Allies Chicago. Justin serves on associate boards of Landmarks Illinois and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

Chester Kropidlowski (I) has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been a board member for over ten years. In 1998, he retired from the City of Chicago after 32 years with the Chicago Department of Transportation as a City traffic engineer. His duties included dealing with Lake View traffic and parking issues and managing the night baseball Neighborhood Protection Program. Since retirement, Chester has worked as a traffic engineering consultant including consulting for both the City and the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field program. Chester was Chair of the Transportation Committee for the 44th Ward Master Plan and was active in the development of the 46th Ward Master Plan. Chester and his significant other, Lenore, frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Marty Malone has been a proud member of the East Lakeview community for over four years. He is the Director of External Affairs for Cook County’s 10th District, and prior to working in the government sector he worked for multiple technology startups in Chicago. Marty’s involved in multiple community organizations, including as an associate board member for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and an Obama Foundation community organizer. He is the proud owner of an original 1909 Burnham Plan of Chicago.

Patrick Nagle (I) has lived in Lakeview for the past 17 years and has worked as an attorney for 19 years. Patrick currently serves as a federal Administrative Law Judge. He has been an ELVN member for the past several years and is a member of Alderman Cappleman’s Zoning Committee. His wife and he are raising two children in the neighborhood and he is invested in making this community an optimal place for people to live and work.

Joshua Ring, a life-long Chicagoan, has lived in Lake View for 2 years. He, his wife and two teenage daughters live on Clifton just north of Wrigley Field and the Cubs offices. He 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 ELVN members to ensure that residents’ concerns are represented and addressed.

Tom Rothschild (I) has called East Lakeview home for 19 of the 21 years he has lived in Chicago. Currently the Treasurer of his condo association, Tom has been active on the board of every building in which he has lived. His work with the condo board has led him to form relationships with the Aldermans’ offices.

Jim Spencer (I) has served on the ELVN board for the past four years as President. He also served on the board of the Lakeview Citizens Council. He has owned an apartment building in the neighborhood since 1996.

Heather Way-Kitzes (I) is the Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations with the World Champion Chicago Cubs, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to her time with the Cubs, she served as the Executive Director of the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. Living and working in Lakeview for nearly two decades has given her the opportunity to work with many community based organizations and serve on many local and regional boards. Her favorite thing about Lakeview is the people and their passion for their community; a passion she shares. A native Chicagoan, Heather studied journalism and art history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is married with two kids and a small poodle.

Kit Welch (I) and her wife decided to make Lakeview East their permanent home in 2012 after having lived in numerous cities. By profession, Kit is a Real Estate Broker with Baird & Warner, specializing in residential and small commercial real estate sales throughout Chicagoland, but focuses her business primarily on the North side of the City, and the Lakeview/Wrigleyville area. In 2017, Kit and her wife bought their second property within the East Lakeview boundaries, a 2-flat building on the 3700 block of North Kenmore Ave. They have opened an Airbnb in the second floor unit of their new home, and are now landlords for the condo property they used to live in at the corner of Grace and Fremont. Kit has become an active member in the Lakeview East/LGBT community, as a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and serving on the Boards of The Legacy Project and the Grace Condos Association. Kit is also an avid SCUBA diver and volunteer at The Shedd Aquarium.

CORRECTED: ELVN Board Election Candidates

The following candidates have been tentatively nominated as candidates to the East Lake View Neighbors Board of Directors. There are 7 open seats. The election will take place on March 13, 2018, at the ELVN Annual Meeting.

John Fitterer
Heather Way-Kitzes
Chester Kropidlowski
Kit Welch
Marty Malone
Tom Rothschild
Jim Spencer
Brandon Cunningham
Terie Kata
Patrick Nagle
Justin Kreindler
Joshua Ring
Maggie Koehler

Board nominations & elections, meeting schedule, and dues payments

The next ELVN meeting will take place on March 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the 19th District Police Station Community Room at 850 W. Addison Street.

ELVN seeks nominations for its Board of Directors. The vote for Board members will take place at our Annual Meeting on March 13, 2018. To nominate yourself or anyone else, please e-mail Michael Zink at mizink9@hotmail.com by February 12.

As a reminder, annual dues must be paid by February 27, 2018, in order to be eligible to vote at our Annual Meeting on March 13.

You can pay your dues on the ELVN website, or you can mail a check payable to ELVN to 3712 N. Broadway #470 Chicago, IL 60613. Dues are $10 per individual, $6 for senior citizens (65+) and $50 for a business.

Upcoming 2018 ELVN meetings will take place on the following dates:

March 13, 2018
April 10, 2018
May 1, 2018
June 5, 2018
August 7, 2018
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
December 4, 2018

Unless an alternate location is announced in advance of a particular meeting, meetings take place at 7:00 pm at the 19th District Police Station Community Room at 850 W. Addison Street.

Agenda for ELVN General Meeting 4/4/17

EAST LAKE VIEW NEIGHBORS GENERAL MEETING

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: 19th District Police Station, Community Room, 850 W Addison St.

AGENDA

    1. Call to Order
    2. Introduction of candidates for seven (7) Board Seats.
    3. Call for nominations for additional candidates from the floor
    4. Voting commences and will cease in ten (10) minutes. Ballots will be collected and tabulated
    5. 46th Ward Update
    6. 44th Ward Update
    7. Cubs Update
    8. New Business/Old Business
    9. Announcement of election results
    10. Adjournment

Board Member Only Session

View slate of candidates.

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 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 March 1, 2016, ELVN meeting

ELVN_community_meetingEast Lake View Neighbors will be hosting a General/Community meeting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Horace Greeley Elementary School, 832 W. Sheridan Rd., at 7:00 PM.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introduction of Candidates for Board Seats – Voting Begins
  3. 44th Ward Update – Cubs Update
  4. 46th Ward Update – Attorney Dean Maragos Presentation regarding a convenience store proposed for 801 W Irving Park Rd.
  5. Lakeview Pantry
  6. New Business/Old Business
  7. Adjournment
  8. Board Member Only Session

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) 2016 Slate of Nominees for the Board

A reminder – The East Lake View Neighbors Annual Meeting and Board Election is scheduled for Tuesday March 1, 2016, at 7 PM. Location is To Be Determined, and a complete agenda is forthcoming.

Jim Spencer has been a Board member for four years and served as ELVN Chair of the past two years. He also serves on the Board of the Lakeview Citizens Council. Jim, his wife Maureen and their Foster Children Eugene and Gino live in the immediate Wrigley Field area and have been strong advocates in protecting the residential character of east lake view. He has owned and managed an apartment building in the neighborhood since 1996.

Chester Kropidlowski has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been a Board member for over ten years and is a past Chair of ELVN.  In 1998, Chester retired from the City after a 32 year career with the Chicago Department of Transportation as a City traffic engineer. His duties included dealing with Lake View traffic and parking issues and managing the night baseball Neighborhood Protection Program. Since retirement, Chester has worked as a traffic engineering consultant including consulting for both the City and the Cubs regarding the Wrigley Field program. Chester was Chair of the Transportation Committee for the 44th Ward Master Plan and was active in the development of the 46th Ward Master Plan. Chester and his significant other, Lenore, frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Patrick Nagle has lived in Lakeview for over 20 years and has worked as an attorney for 20 years. Patrick currently serves as a federal Administrative Law Judge. He has been an ELVN member for the past several years and is a member of Alderman Cappleman’s Zoning Committee. His wife and he are raising two children in the neighborhood and he is invested in making this community an optimal place for people to live and work.

Terie Kata has been active in ELVN since 1991, serving as Chair for five years, and Treasurer for over seven years. Terie, working as an ELVN contractor and working with our friends, the Murphy Family, raised ELVN fund-raising to new highs in attendance and profits at our annual Oktoberfests. Terie is an active member of numerous community and business organizations including being on the Board of the Lake View Citizens Council.

Tom Rothschild has called East Lakeview home for 19 of the 21 years he has lived in Chicago. Currently the Treasurer of his condo association, Tom has been active on the board of every building in which he has lived. His work with the condo board has led him to form relationships with the Alderman’s’ offices. Tom presently represents ELVN in the 44th Wards neighborhood sculpture program.

Heather Way Kitzes is proposed to be the Chicago Cubs representative to the ELVN Board. The Chicago Cubs are a long time Organizational member of ELVN. Since April 2015, Heather has held the position of Manager, Government and Neighborhood Relations for the Chicago Cubs. Heather’s current responsibilities include working with local community members on issues surrounding Wrigley Field. Prior to her role with the Cubs, Heather held the position of Executive Director with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce for nearly 13 years. During her tenure, LCC experienced consistent membership growth, the formation of critical strategic partnerships and drafted and delivered the award winning Lakeview Area Master Plan (LAMP). Over the years, she has served on many local and regional boards including the Alderman Tunney’s 44th Ward Community Directed Development Council; Lakeview Citizen’s Council Executive Committee; Shiel Park Advisory Council; and the Lake View Pantry Board of Directors, among others. In 2014 she was elected as the Community Representative to the Inter American Magnet School LSC. Additionally, in 2012, she was appointed by former Governor Pat Quinn as a Commissioner to Serve Illinois, the state’s commission on volunteerism and service. She believes strongly that service and volunteerism are the key to a well-rounded professional and personal life. Although a long time Lake View resident, Heather currently lives in Andersonville with her husband David and their two children, Jack and Lilly.

Kit Welch and her partner have been residents of East Lakeview since May of 2012. Kit is an active member of her Condo Association including being the Association’s Treasurer. She also has experience as a Board member for a nature preserve in Florida  and has participated in various community organizations. She currently is a volunteer diver at the Shedd Aquarium. Kit’s Community support can be summarized by a quote:  “As a Realtor, I have a vested interest in our neighborhood, and feel that I have a lot to contribute to the ELVN board. I am an advocate for all members of our community having a voice, and I support reasonable, responsible development of the area in and around East Lakeview.”

Agenda for Tuesday, Feburary 2 ELVN meeting

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) will be holding a board meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. at the 19th District Police Station.  Please join us.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. 44th Ward Update – Green Curtain Events Sausage Fest Proposal
  3. 46th Ward Update – Vermilion Development Proposal for Northeast Corner of W. Sheridan and N. Broadway
  4. Cubs Update
  5. Old Business/New Business – Board Seat Nominations and Election
  6. Adjournment
  7. Board Member Only Session