Kristian Harris.

Mayor Daniel Biss late Friday morning announced he’s appointing Kristian Harris to fill the 2nd Ward City Council vacancy.

The appointment is subject to scheduled City Council on Monday.

“Krissie has deep roots in our community and brings an action-oriented, collaborative approach to solving problems and making our city stronger,” Biss said.

Harris, a 5th generation Evanstonian, said, “I am so honored to further serve the community which has given much to my development.”

Harris has lived in Evanston for 49-year and in the 2nd Ward for 23 years.

She has served as a trustee of Second Baptist Church, volunteered at C&W Market’s weekly food giveaway program and is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Harris has also served on the boards of YWCA Evanston/North Shore, the Dajae Coleman Foundation and the Family Focus Auxiliary Board.

Harris works as manager of student life and campus inclusion at Oakton Community College.

She also works part-time at the Levy Senior Center as a front desk supervisor, a position she will leave following her appointment to City Council.

Her appointment will continue through next April’s municipal election.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Would have liked to have seen someone with a small business background, but she seems better than Tanyavutti or Cannon. So this seems fine.

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