City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has named Jennifer Lasik as Evanston’s new Cultural Arts Coordinator.
Lasik comes to Evanston from Kemmerer, Wyo., where she served as the city’s director of cultural arts and events since 2008.
She created a community-wide arts program which included the launch of a new cultural events center in Kemmerer and a number of now well-established arts programs and events. Lasik also served as a member of the executive board of the Wyoming Arts Council, appointed by the state’s governor.
“Jennifer has an outstanding track record of community engagement. Her work in Kemmerer brought people together from all walks of life and involved them in the arts.” Bobkiewicz said, adding that she “has an enthusiasm and passion for her work that will be contagious throughout Evanston.”
Lasik has also worked as a teacher and development director in Oak Creek, Wis. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Slippery Rock University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Lasik will be a direct report to Bobkiewicz and begin her duties in Evanston on Nov. 18.