Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has selected five residents to be members of a citizens committee that will try to come up with a plan for what to do with the lakefront Harley Clarke mansion.
The appointments are scheduled to be confirmed by the City Council at its meeting Monday night.
Those named to the group are:
- Linda Damashek, of the Evanston Parks and Lakefront Alliance.
- Amina DiMarco, a member of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board.
- Steve Hagerty, founder of Evanston-based Hagerty Consulting.
- Garry Shumaker, outgoing chair of the city’s Preservation Commission and co-owner of Shumaker Design Associates.
- Dawn Zeinemann.
The decision to appoint the group follows the failure to reach agreement on a deal for the state to use the building as offices for the Coastal Management Program of the Department of Natural Resources and the earlier rejection by the City Council of an offer from Col. Jennifer Pritzker to expand the building and turn it into a boutique hotel.