A daylong snapshot of Evanston, appropriately named “Snapshot Evanston,” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25, sponsored by the Evanston Community Foundation.

Held annually, the program offers new residents, or even long-term residents, a short course in the history, challenges, and strengths of the city, according to ECF staffer Jennifer Moran, who contends that past participants “often leave feeling inspired and committed to making Evanston a better place.”

The day begins with a look back at Evanston’s history with a bus tour of the city’s neighborhoods, highlighting major trends of yesterday and today. After the tour, panels of distinguished community leaders share their expertise and knowledge about Evanston. 

Presenters include city government officials, school district representatives, and economic development experts.

Snapshot Evanston begins at 8:30 a.m. at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., and concludes at 2:30 p.m. The program cost is $75 per person, or $125 for two, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. 

Registration information is available on the foundation’s website

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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