The Evanston150 Steering Committee invites members of the Evanston community to apply to serve as members of thepanel that will review ideas for improving the city’s future.

All Evanston and Skokie/Evanston residents age 15 and over are invited to apply

Fifteen to 20 residents will be chosen in a blind review process by the Evanston150 Steering Committee. Applications are being accepted through June 1. The selection jury members will be notified on July 1 of their appointment.

The Evanston150 selection jury is responsible for reviewing the 2,013 or more ideas submitted by community members and organizations through July 31.  It will choose the top 100 ideas to present to the community. The entire community will then be invited to turn out for a public vote in early October to further narrow down the 100 ideas to 30. 

On Nov. 10 the Selection Jury will announce the final 10 ideas promising broad support and long lasting impact to the community.

Once the ideas have been announced, community members and organizations are invited to collaborate, adopt projects, and start implementing the ideas.

The Evanston150 steering committee hopes to see many projects underway and some completed by the 2013 celebration of Evanston’s 150 years. 

Applications are available on the Evanston150 website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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