Lake Oswego, Oregon – Planning Commission (appointed 2014)
US Green Building Council – LEED Green Associate (2012)
American Institute of Certified Planners (1983-Present)
FBI Citizens Academy – Alum. Assoc. (Chicago 2007-2012) (Oregon 2013-Present)

American Planning Association (1978-Present)

  • APA Oregon Chapter – 2050 Leadership Task Force (2013-Present)
  • APA Illinois Chapter – Plan Commissioner Training Committee (2010-2011)
  • APA/ASLA/AIA Chapters – Midewin National Prairie: Charette (2008-2009)
  • APA National Conference – Chicago Host Committee – Co-Chair (1991-1993)
  • APA National Journalism Awards Committee (1991)
  • APA Chicago Metro Section: Program Chair/Board/President (1982-1990)

Urban Land Institute (1994-Present)

  • ULI Chicago/UIC: Plan Commissioner Training Committee (2002|2008)
  • CAP Panels: E. Ravenswood (1995) Chicago River (1996) Riverdale (2003)

Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution (1984-2000)
One of the nation’s premier providers of mediation and dispute resolution training/education.

  • Board (1995-2000)
  • Volunteer Mediator; including training of CCR/law school classes (1984-1994)
  • Completed mediator training (1984)

Metropolitan Planning Council (1987-2011)
Planning and development policy group for 6-county Chicago region.

  • Resource Board (1995-2011)
  • Housing/Community Development Committee (2008-2011)
  • Urban Development Committee (1987-2008)
  • USX/South Chicago Community Visioning Process – Co-Chair/Facilitator (1998)
  • Wells Public Housing Complex – Site Plan Task Force Co-Chair (1991-1992)
Chicago Public Art Group Board (2009-2011)
Unique development organization producing community-based public art.

El Valor Corporation Board (2001-2009)
Multi-cultural agency providing early childhood and developmentally disabled
adult services.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Urban & Regional Planning (1980-Present)
Active alumni. Graduation speaker. URPL Alumni Award 1997.

Illinois Development Council (2008-2011)
The Waterfront Center (2008-2011)
National Council for Urban Economic Development (1987–1993)
Commercial Real Estate Organization Board (1989-1991)
Bright New City Board (1987-1989)

Chicago Sun-Times/Food Depository Real Estate Awards Panel (1994-1997)
Chicago ULI/LISC/BOMA Neighborhood Development Awards Panel (1994-1995)
Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” (selected Chicago area leader 1992)
Lambda Alpha International (elected 1989)

West Humboldt Park Community Center Building Committee (1995-1996)
North River Commission Board (1987-1990)
Albany Park Planning Committee Co-Chair/Riverwalk Leader (1987-1990)
Chicago Assoc. of Neighborhood Develop. Organizations Task Force (1986-1987)

Village on the Lake Homeowners Assoc. Board (Lake Oswego 2014-Present)
Garibaldi Square Homeowners Association Board/President (Chicago 2000-2004)
Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association Board (Chicago 1985-1993)