2014 ELVN Election Slate

East Lake View Neighbors (ELVN) is announcing its 2014 Election Slate! Read the bios of the members below who are running for election to the ELVN Board of Directors.  Remember, to vote at our Board of Directors elections on March 4, you must have already renewed your membership.  Per ELVN bylaws, payment cannot be made on the day of the election, so be sure to renew your membership now!

The elections will take place at ELVN’s March 4th Community Meeting at 7 pm at the 19th District Police Station Community Room. We will be discussing the (Cubs) Plaza Ordinance and the development at 3800 N Broadway, among other topics.

ELVN Election Slate – Member Bios

Terie Kata has been active as a board member of ELVN since 1992, serving as Chair for five years and Treasurer for ten years. Terie and co-chair James Murphy raised ELVN fund-raising to new highs in attendance and profits at our annual Oktoberfests. She has been an active resident and property owner of the Lakeview community for 22 years. She has been a participating member of LVCC for 20 years, serving on many committees and has planned and co-ordinated numerous LVCC fundraising events. She is also active in a variety of community and business organizations.

Pat Nagle has lived in Lakeview for the past 17 years and has worked as an attorney for 19 years. Currently, he 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.

Chester Kropidlowski has lived in East Lake View since 1991 and has been a board member for over 12 years, chair for the two 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, he 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. He and his significant other, Lenore frequently enjoy the many restaurant and entertainment opportunities available in Lake View.

Tom Rothschild has called East Lakeview home for 21 of the 23 years he has lived in Chicago. He has been on the board of ELVN for two years and helped streamline the database. 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 Aldermen’s offices.

Dafna Stempel has owned a home just steps from Wrigley Field for the past seven years. In that time frame she has been involved in many of the fundraisers and events benefiting the local community. Dafna also actively works on many of the concerns related to the Wrigley Field redevelopment.

Jim Spencer, 51, is a real estate investor and manager. He bought an apartment building in East Lakeview in 1996 and has been active in the neighborhood since then. He and his wife have lived in the neighborhood since 2004. Jim has served on the ELVN Board since 2012. Jim also serves on the board of LVCC and is a member of CDDC.

Paul Bauch is a 22 year resident of Lakeview and has lived on the 3600 block of Sheffield for the last 10 years. He has been an ELVN director since 2004. Paul is also a director at large of the Lakeview Citizens Council, the Activities Chairman of the Junior Board of the Chicago 100 Club (charity benefiting survivors of first responders); a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council of the Big Shoulders Fund (charity benefiting inner city Catholic schools) and the co-captain of its marathon team. Paul was formerly was a parent advisor at the Francis W. Parker School; the ELVN Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat representative, and a director of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association. Paul is an attorney that represents a number of local businesses.

How can I become a member of ELVN or renew my membership?

Our dues for an individual are $10. (See other membership options.)

You can join East Lake View Neighbors by signing up via PayPal or mailing in your membership application (.pdf) and dues payment (instructions on form). All members will receive our email newsletters, community announcements, and invitations to special events.  To vote at our Board of Directors elections in March, you must have paid dues at least two weeks prior to the March meeting. Joining ELVN is a great way of supporting your neighborhood!