We alerted the Council to the potential negative repercussions when a program is examined solely by its financial impact to the budget rather than its value and usefulness to the community. By nature, those programs focused on the underserved historically are the most vulnerable during this process.
Helped businesses navigate through the City’s storefront modernization program aimed at revitalizing curbside aesthetic. The program seeks to provide business owners with the economic means to take their businesses to the next level while increasing customer exposure.
In partnership with the Moran Center, an organization committed to youth advocacy, we campaigned to influence the leadership profile used during the police chief recruitment process. One of the things important to us was that the next Chief prioritize restorative justice - a community-based dispute resolution method.
Sat on a panel discussion at Family Focus to have an open dialogue on the presence of institutional and systemic racism in Evanston. I proposed that data can impede progress towards more inclusive programming, initiatives, and public services when not combined with lived experience.
Advocated for the Clerk’s office to continue having primary autonomy to vet, administer, and close FOIA requests within the City. Streamlining this process through the Clerk’s office fostered consistent, transparent, and fair evaluation of these requests, while promoting trust and public access for residents.
Founder and Business Manager with The Informed Village, a digital news organization covering Evanston’s upcoming 2021 local election and working long term to close the information gap for 5th Ward residents.
Building support for a campaign finance ordinance in Evanston by organizing a joint meeting with Common Cause, a group, focused on empowering voices within the community. The meeting included various leaders & constituents including Daniel Biss & Litesa Wallace to discuss small donor public financing & outreach.
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