Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How Will the Olympics Affect Lincoln Park?

The Lincoln Park Advisory Council (LPAC) invites you to attend a forum, free to the public: The Olympic Games and Their Impact on Our Park When: Wednesday, January 14 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm There will be ample time for audience participation and Q&A Where: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Drive, just north of Fullerton Ave. Street parking is usually available on Cannon Drive. The CTA bus #151 runs along nearby Stockton Drive For more information, contact LPAC Board Secretary, Tom Tresser at 312-804-3230 or tom@tresser.com ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Gyata Kimmons is the Director of Community Relations for the Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Committee. Before that, Mr. Kimmons was Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Chicago Public Schools and prior to that he was an Assistant to the Mayor. Mr. Kimmons has a law degree from Howard University and a B.A. in Political Science from Hampton University. He also serves as Leadership Development Chair for the YWCA Future Leaders Council. Web site: http://www.chicago2016.org Dr. Allen Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Senior Research Scientist at the National Opinion Research Center. Mr. Sanderson is an oft-cited authority on sports economics issues, a contributor to op-ed pages on sports and non-sports topics in newspapers around the country and a frequent guest on national and Chicago-area television and radio programs. Mr. Sanderson serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sports Economics and as a referee for the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Southern Economic Journal. His local community/volunteer commitments include STRIVE (a tutoring program), and the Intercity Youth Charitable Trust. Web site: http://home.uchicago.edu/~arsx ABOUT THE HOST The Lincoln Park Advisory Council is an all volunteer organization that advises the Chicago park District on policies and programs affecting Lincoln Park (from Ohio Beach to Thorndale Avenue). The Council provides a forum to discuss Lincoln Park concerns and issues; strives for consensus about Lincoln Park concerns and issues; advises and makes recommendations to, and to work with the Chicago Park District; encourages maintenance and improvement of environmental conditions in Lincoln Park; encourages participation of a diversity of organized and non-organized park users; encourages long-range planning; monitors the implementation of the Lincoln Park Framework Plan; and communicate regularly by means of publications and programs with members, users, and other interested parties about Lincoln Park concerns and issues. Web site: http://www.lpacchicago.org/ Subscribe to Chicago News Bench