Members of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority were on on hand Tuesday night as Pat Vance submitted her last annual report as Evanston township supervisor.

Vance, elected to three four-year terms as supervisor, opted not to run for another term in this month’s election.

AKA members listened (top) as Vance (above) presented her final report.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said Vance had earned the trust and admiration of all the general assistance clients she had served and every resident of the community. “You’ve done us all proud,” she added.

Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward, praised her for agreeing to have the township step in and fund mental health services at a time when the city’s budget was severely strained.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, recalled that she had worked with Vance years ago at the Neighbors at Work organization. “She did a wonderful job and taught me a lot about how to provide service in a community organization,” Rainey said.

And Alderman Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, said, “I appreciate so much your commitment to the Evanston community — providing all kinds of services for folks who don’t have a voice for themselves.”

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Patricia Vance retirement

    I am a classmate and close friend of Patricia's. I am and always will be proud of her and all of her accomplishments having been raised in a single family and grew into an intelligent and highly respected community leader.

    She is not only noted in the Evanston community but also in her small home town of Minden, Louisiana. I love herand want to commend her for her strict attention to detail and congratulate her on her retirement.  

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