Are you interested in the future of Evanston?  Have you ever thought about participating in a local campaign or becoming a candidate for alderman or school board?  If so, the Evanston Public Service Challenge (PSC) could be for you.

PSC is a non-partisan workshop, inaugurated in 2000, that will provide practical information about running local campaigns and serving effectively as an elected official.

The Public Service Challenge is sponsored by a coalition of civic groups, led by the Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston. Sponsoring groups include Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs and the League of Women Voters of Evanston. 

The workshop sessions will focus on municipal and school finance.  Separate sessions will appeal to those interested in city or school offices, with an emphasis on effective relationships among elected officials, administration and the public.  The afternoon session will be devoted to the nuts and bolts of effective local campaigns.

The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held at the Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.  Registration fee is $25; scholarships are available.

For more information and to register, go to or call 847-492-0992.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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