My Experience



Evanston City Council, Sixth Ward Alderman (2009 to present)

Evanston’s Citizen Police Academy (Class of 2010)

McGaw YMCA (2006 to 2009) Board Member, Residence Committee Member, Project SOAREvent Co-chair

Sign Review and Appeals Board (City of Evanston) (2006 to 2009)

Democratic Party of Evanston (2005 to 2009) Board Member and Communications Committee Chair

Leadership Evanston program (Class of 2004) Leadership Evanston Steering Committee (2005 to 2009)

Better Existence with HIV (BEHIV) (1995 to 2002) Board Member, Board President

Council leadership roles

• Amending the Affordable Housing Ordinance with more incentives for builders

• Focusing city and private efforts for the performing arts

• Reorganizing the Evanston Animal Shelter and Animal Control Program

Transitioning the city’s library to a self-directed fund model

Council service

• Human Services Committee

• Planning and Development Committee

Rules Committee

• City-School Liaison Committee

• Economic Development Committee

• Joint Review Board

• Housing and Homelessness Commission

• Transportation/Parking Committee

• Women, Minority and Evanston Business Enterprise Development Committee (M/W/EBE)


University of Cincinnati (1973-1978)

Bachelor of Science Degree, Graphic Design

Professional work

Graphic Designer at large and small design firms (1978 to 1989), including Hill+Knowlton and Burson-Marsteller

Business owner, Tendam Design (1989 to 2009)

Clients include Brach’s Candy, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Cohn & Wolfe, First Chicago, William M. Mercer

Host for fundraisers

Beth Emet, the Free Synagogue

• Democratic Party of Evanston

• Moran Center

• Northlight Theatre

• SASI (Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes)

• Y.O.U.

• Youth Job Center

• Warren Cherry Foundation