LAKE FOREST – Residents are invited to attend community forums hosted by the City of Lake Forest, which are designed to provide an informal occasion to
- Get involved in complex community issues
- Stimulate intellect, curiosity and civil debate
- Gather a greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities facing Lake Forest
The Sustainability Planning Community Forum will take place on Thursday, April 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at Dickinson Hall (100 E. Old Mill Road). Third Ward Alderman Jack Reisenberg and Curt Volkmann, chairman of the collaborative, will lead the discussion.
In June of 2015, the city conducted a resident survey to gain insight on local environmental issues. In October of 2015, a community forum was held to further gain feedback from residents. To maximize community input, the city is hosting this second community forum. The Lake Forest Collaborative continues to gather input through student sessions held at Lake Forest College and Lake Forest High School.
The forum will include breakout discussions facilitated by LFCEL representatives from the City of Lake Forest, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest School Districts and Lake Forest Open Lands Association, and will cover:
- Stormwater Management & Water Use
- Ecosystem Vitality & Ravine Conservation
- Waste Management
- Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
- Air Quality
The LFCEL encourages all interested residents to attend and help determine the highest-priority initiatives in creating the city’s Sustainability Plan.
Community engagement forums are not televised live, and no decisions are made. The purpose is to collectively develop an enhanced clarity of each issue, its intricacies, and a consensus on how to proceed. Interested participants do not need to make reservations.
Submitted by the City of Lake Forest