SEA Vice President Rick Weiland recently participated in a session of the “Signature Leadership Evanston” program. In one of four breakout groups, Weiland debated Ald. Mark Tendam (6th Ward) on whether Evanston should regulate Bed & Breakfast establishments. (For SEA’s position on B&B’s, see our Letter to the City Council. The object of the session was to help prepare breakout group members to define and promote issues of interest to them in Evanston.
Now in its 23rd year, Leadership Evanston is suite of programs operated by the Evanston Community Foundation, open to people who live or work in Evanston. The Signature Leadership Evanston program is a 10‑month class that trains 30 individuals annually in leadership skills, such as visioning, collaborating, facilitating, creative problem solving, analyzing policy, and building trust and respect, while broadening their understanding of Evanston through shared experiences and conversations with key players. Its alumni network now has more than 600 members. Enrollment is now open for the 2014-2015 class. If you are interested, you can read more about the program or contact Jennifer G. Moran, Director of Leadership Evanston, at Moran@EvanstonForever.org.