We invite you to become a member of the council!

Anyone who lives, works, worships or owns property may become a member of the council. There are many benefits to becoming a member of the council, including:

  1. Voting in General Body Meetings
  2. Becoming an Elected Executive Board Member
  3. Becoming an appointed Committee Chair
  4. Volunteering on a committee of your choosing
  5. Starting projects and/or initiatives approved through the Community Council
  6. Utilizing the services of the Evanston Employment Resource Center
  7. Receiving regular updates on the work of Council

Please download the application here and submit to the ECC PO Box or bring the completed copy to the next community council meeting: 


Checks or cash can be submitted in person at a council meeting or mailed to the ECC PO box. Checks should be made payable to the Evanston Community Council. You can also submit your payment online by clicking the “Donate” tab at the top of the page.

Council Needs – Interested in volunteering?


Beautification – residents in community beautification projects – Veta Uddin, Chair

Business – promote the Evanston business districts – Drew Asimus, Chair

Education, Advocacy & Action for residents – Roxana Hawkins, Chair

Employment Center Advisory Committee – Angela M. Ragan, Chair

Evanston 5K Run/Walk (April 4, 2020) – conduct Run/Walk and youth/adult after Run activities – Gwendolyn Gordon, Chair

Evanston FEST (September) – conduct events in honor of King Records

Evanston Gala (Oct  2020) – honor community leaders  – Lt. Shawn Bryce, Gala Co-Chair

Evanston Park, Friends of – advocate for maintenance & activities in the Park – Marye Ward, Chair

Evanston ”Fresh is Better” Gardening – advocate for gardens & fresh food – Melanie Moon, Chair

Girl Scouts – Assist in the operation of a Girl Scout troop in Evanston – Natasha Smith, Chair

Grocery Store in Evanston – Brenda Jones, Chair  

Housing – Advocate for owner occupied housing and apartment living in our community – Sharron Moon, Chair

Jonathan Recreation Area, Friends of – Advocate for maintenance and activities in the Recreation area – James Stallworth, Chair

Marketing – Volunteer to recognize the efforts of the other committees through e-newsletter, social media and conduct events such as Evanston Gala. – Gregory Stewart, Chair

Membership – Work with Marketing Chair and Financial Secretary to promote membership – Georgia Brown, Chair

Memorial Day Parade – volunteers are needed to conduct this event impacting thousands of residents – Veta Uddin, Chair

Owl’s Nest Park, Friends of – Advocate for maintenance and activities in the Park – Gwen Nicholson, Chair

Preserving & Celebrating – Advocate for maintenance and utilization of historical structures in Evanston such as King Records Building and St Mark Church. Compose a written and visual record of neighbors and structures – Beverley A. Lamb, Chair

Safety – Lead National Night Out in Owl’s Nest Park and establish and coordinate Block Watch Groups – James Stallworth, Chair

Thriving Evanston – Advocate for activities in Recreation Center and recreation throughout Evanston such as Neighborhood Games, Wasson Way. Partner with Cincinnati Health Dept. – Sharron Moon, Chair

Walking Club – Saturdays to exercise in Evanston – Natasha Smith, Chair

Youth – create activities to involve Evanston youth – Jocquelene Pressley

Your help is needed in the following roles:

  • Grant Writers
  • Event Planning & Fundraising
  • Social Media & Marketing Skills
  • Accountants
  • Landscapers
  • Administrative Assistants at EERC
  • Committee members
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