“Commissioner.” Your New Title?“Being a commissioner can be very rewarding,” says the current commission chairman Bruce Longanecker, owner of the former Lincoln Park Market, and current owner of US Postal Services on Clark Street.
The process for filling vacancies on the current commission operates in a similar way to the creation of the initial commission. Vacancies are made public and applications are solicited. Feedback about applicants is gathered from the Alderman, the community, and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. A nominating committee reviews the applications and suggests a slate of commissions for aldermanic and mayoral approval.
The Commission’s Role.
The Clark Street SSA establishment ordinance designates three annual recommendation responsibilities for the commission: the levy rate for the annual budget, the program manager, and the work plan comprising items from a list of authorized services.
The Commission’s Operations
The commission operates according to a city approved set of SSA Bylaws.
Chairman - Bruce Longanecker, US Postal Services
Vice Chairman - Piegi Jean-Blanc, Resident
Treasurer - Elizabeth Rossdeutscher, Bank Financial
Secretary - Holly Loderak; Big Apple Finer Foods
Cathy Gallanis; Chicago Pizza & OvenGrinder
Jim Kroeger, Lincoln Park Fitness Center
Rae Lisenby, Frankie's on the Park
Patrick Wrona, Compass Bar
If you’re interested in learning more about how to become involved, the members of the current commission invite you to reach out. Stop by their place of business or contact the Clark Street Team and ask them to put you in touch.