The President’s Message

Holy cow it’s November! It seems like we were just enjoying the Grand Tour of Homes and the Moss Avenue sale and now we are getting ready for winter. The seasons really pass by quickly.

Usually the November MBRA membership meeting features a candidate’s forum. Since there are no local elections this year, another political topic will be presented. Brad McMillan, former chief of staff for Congressman Ray LaHood, and now Director for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at BU, has agreed to speak at our meeting about the campaign to introduce an amendment to the Illinois Constitution regarding redistricting. Mr. McMillan is a member of the steering committee for this effort and well qualified to speak on this subject.

A secondary topic will be an update on the sale of the Washington School. The MBRA Board has made efforts to understand the potential of this property and comprehend what it would take for a buyer to develop the site into something of benefit to our neighborhood. Your constructive input would be appreciated.

Lastly, “The Hanging of the Greens” will be November 23. This is a great time to pitch in and help on a neighborhood project. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your families.

Jim Evenhuis,

President MBRA