Enforced the term limits of the Garden Club representatives to encourage fresh ideas and new input.
Assessed Deer Path Streetscape Project and provided feedback on the designs of Deer Path Road between Golf and 41.
Approved landscaping plan for the on and off ramps of 41 to provide a harmonious entrance and exit of our great City. Planting to begin fall of 2023.
Provide feedback on the Community Garden initiative from ESC and street corner landscape improvements in the Central Business District and North Croft Park Master Plan.
This committee has extensive community outreach through our four local Garden Clubs and the Lake Forest Historic Preservation Foundation.
Chair – Environmental Sustainability Committee
Prioritize the Committee’s initiatives such as community awareness through communications: partnering with summer camps (recycling campaign).
Reviewed solar panels on City owned buildings when infrastructure needs replacing.
Considered converting mowed areas of grass to natural areas where appropriate.
Researched and implemented a curbside composting program with WasteNot.
Currently accepting resident registrations, with marketing to schools and businesses.
Applaud staff as they include environmental components in public works projects.
This effort has become standard practice for our City and should be recognized.
With my horticulture background, I can provide leadership and directon on the development of a Community Garden in partnership with Elawa Farm Foundation. We hope to bring this to fruition in 2024.
Public Works Committee
Provide real time feedback on parking upgrades at Elawa Farm and throughout the City’s Central Business District.
Review and assess City Storm Water upgrade projects to mitigate resident disturbances.
Engage in future planning of improved intersection work at Everett Rd. and Waukegan Rd.
Always keep the tax payer’s best interest in mind when spending dollars for infrastructure, building and fleet maintenance, and staffing numbers.
Always prepared to discuss the Annual Operating Budget, Tax Levy Ordinance and Appropriation Ordinances. Review and approve funding for all operational priorities of the City, policies and procedures where applicable for the financial health of our City.
Contributed to the purchase of the Joytime property by promoting fiscal responsibility and not overpaying for the site.
I have attended many community events to show support such as the ribbon cutting at the renovated South Park, Dedication of “The Grove” at the West Lake Forest Train Station, the groundbreaking of “The Lawn” a short game practice area at Deer Path Golf Course, the Dedication of the Hughes Clubhouse and Kiely patio at DPGC, march in the Lake Forest Day parade, attend Police Foundation awards, ground breaking of Deer Path Community Park, dedication of Veteran’s Park, ribbon cutting of many local businesses, actively visit our local Library, Forest Park Beach and shop at local businesses.
Timely email and phones responses and follow-ups to residents inquiries on issues and/or requests
Prepared for and attend bi-weekly City Council meetings and all applicable committee meetings
Additional Community Involvement
Monthly floral design instructor at Elawa Farm, Junior Garden Club of Lake Forest: member of and Director at Large, member of the School of St. Mary Advisory Council, Kernal for BSA Pack 49, member of St. Genevieve Circle of the Guild of St. Mary, volunteer at the School of St. Mary, member of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce.