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Leadership Evanston is moving into its 27th year! Over 700 individuals are alumni of the Signature and Snapshot programs. Leadership Evanston engages alumni in three important ways — networking, leadership development, and on-going conversations about Evanston.

The Leadership Evanston Steering Committee plans the alumni events and activities.

alumni honored

APR2018-Honorees-MK2_2237-700x465.jpg2018 Leadership Evanston honorees (clockwise from top left): Officer Enjoli Daley, Sergeant Dennis Leaks, Chaplain David Jones, Officer Tanya Noble, 9-1-1 Communications Coordinator Perry Polinski, Commander Diane Davis (Ret.), Commander Jody Wright, with Chief of Police Richard Eddington. Not pictured: Commander Melissa Sacluti and Officer Loyce Spells. Photo by Mike Kelly

Leadership Evanston thanked the Evanston Police Department for its longstanding commitment to the program since 1996. The event showcased nine outstanding program alumni who currently serve or have worked with Evanston Police Department: Officer Enjoli Daley, Commander Diane Davis (Ret.), Chaplain David Jones, Sergeant Dennis Leaks, Officer Tanya Noble, 9-1-1 Communications Coordinator Perry Polinski, Commander Melissa Sacluti, Officer Loyce Spells, and Commander Jody Wright.

“Leadership Evanston provides a space for police officers, local residents, and employees to get to know each other and understand each other’s perspectives,” said Marybeth Schroeder, Vice President of Programs. “The Department’s commitment to enrolling employees helps it to be grounded in the community.”

alumni connections

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steering committee

LE-Steer-Committee--MK2_2401-450x650.jpg Members of the Leadership Evanston Steering Committee pictured at the Spring 2018 alumni event (left to right): Jennifer Moran (director of Leadership Evanston), Brenda Phillips, Ismalis Nuñez, Judy Witt, and RJ Coleman with Charlotta Koppanyi. Committee members not in photo: Tom Altman, Nicole Boyd, Carmen Francellno, Margaret Gergen, Fr. Robert Oldershaw, Michael Walker, and Anita Zawodniak.