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2023 COMMUNITY MEETINGS – Wicker Park Advisory Council

Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Free
(Photo – 1895 – Wicker Park Gurgoyle Fountain – An Historic Photo from the Chicago Park District Archives)
2023 COMMUNITY MEETINGS ARE HELD on the 2nd Thursdays of Each Month from 6:30pm-7:45pm – All Wicker Park Patrons are invited to attend and Share Your Ideas.

MORE INFORMATION: wpac@wickerpark.org

IN PERSON MEETINGS AT THE FIELD HOUSE – 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

MEETING Date are Listed Below

The purpose of these Wicker Park Advisory Council Meetings is for the Board to INVITE & MEET Wicker Park Patrons to obtain their input on how to Improve the Park to Better Serve The Community.

(WPAC is a Not-For Profit Instituion working in Partnership & Compliance with the Chicago Park District – Tax ID # 36-4466356 – Not-for Profit Organization since 2001).

WE INVITE all interested Patrons of Wicker Park to JOIN US at our monthly meetings and help us learn what you’d like to see in the park and then to communicate that information to The Chicago Park District and to our Board to CREATE New Programming, Events, and initiatives that serve the needs of the Park’s Patrons, We Invite you to Volunteer at Our Events, and assist with Fundraising for our projects.   Our Board is composed of people who want to CREATE an even better Park and Neighborhood.  The Board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure and the Chair persons of these committees: Fundraising, Gardens, Event Planning, Event Management, Promotions, Dog Park, Dog Park Renovation, Community Outreach, Volunteer Recruitment.  We invite you to join our committees and CREATE.

VIEW the WPAC BY-LAWS  – NOTE Changes – No Dues are Collected and Meetings can Vary Based on the Boards’ Decisions.

OUR MISSION & GOALS

  • The Purpose of the Council will be to plan effective ways for the community to better utilize their leisure time at Wicker Park.
  • To provide advice and assistance to the Chicago Park District on matters relating to the concerns and needs of the Wicker Park community and all users of Wicker Park.
  • To increase community cooperation and awareness by involving all segments of the Wicker Park community and all users of Wicker Park in planning and implementation of Council and Chicago Park District projects.
  • To provide the community with a vehicle by which information can be shared with the Community.
  • To assist in ensuring that necessary funds are available to develop and maintain the physical facilities of Wicker Park for all users.

January 12 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room – NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD

February 9 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room – NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD

March 9 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room – ELECTIONS

April 13 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

May 11 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

June 8 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

,July 13 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room (NOTE: This meeting at the Field House is Pending – at this point the summer hours may change)

August 10 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room  (NOTE: This meeting at the Field House is Pending – at this point the summer hours may change)

September 14 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

October 12 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

November 9 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

December 14 at 6:30pm-7:45pm Wicker Park Field House – East Meeting Room

 

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS – 2023 January  – Nominations for Positions are Open in January and February 2023 and Elections will be held at the March Meeting

President – Adam Housley, Vice-President – Adam Housley, Secretary-Doug Wood, Treasurer, Denise Browning

BOARD COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS: GARDEN – Denise Browning/Susan Fontana ; FUNDRAISING – Leah Root/Doug Wood; DOG PARK RENOVATION – Kristin Drutchase/Grant Drutchas;  DOG PARK CLEANING – Adam Housley; PROGRAMMING – John Shirk/Doug Wood; VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT – Doug Wood

 

NOMINATION SLATE – Vote on March 9 

President – John Shirk; Vice-President – Grant Drutchas; Secretary (TBD); Treasurer – Elaine Coorens

++BOARD COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS: 

Leah Root – Communications with Park District Staff for Permits, Partnerships, Trades, etc

Denise Browning – Book Keeping, Communication Liasson with IRS and State – Submits Yearly Reports-Taxes

Kristin & Grant Drutchas -Renovation Dog Park – Lead Design and Fundraising Initiatives

Doug Wood, Leah Root, Mike Runkel – Fundraising for Events

John Shirk, Susan Fontana, Doug Wood – Programming & Events

Denise Browning, Susan Fontana – Plant Sale & Gardens

John Shirk – Wicker MIC

Denise Browning – Yoga

Mike Payette – Music Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.WickerPark.org

Organizer

Wicker Park Advisory Council
Email:
info@wickerpark.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Wicker Park
1425 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
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View Venue Website

Wicker Park Field House
1425 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
312-742-7553

1425 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 9am-6:45pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
Sun: Closed
Hours may change – Verify at (312) 742-7553

Park Supervisor
Keith Jones