THE WANT BOARD
The board is elected annually each Autumn by the General Membership. The board meets quarterly (or more as necessary) to attend to the business of maintaining the block club and addressing matters of interest to WANT. Board members also regularly liaise with community partners to remain current on issues impacting the residents and businesses within our boundaries.
Current Board of Directors
President | Debby Pope
Vice President | Karen Hardy
Secretary | Miguel Trujillo
Treasurer |Dianne Daleiden
Members at Large | Josh Bucher, Trista Jansen and Julie Nelson
LAND USE AND ZONING (LUZ)
Appointed by the board, the LUZ Committee evaluates proposed projects and issues related to land use and/or zoning in our neighborhood. It is common practice for the Alderman to request the community's input on proposed projects and LUZ represents WANT in this function. Committee members have backgrounds and interest in these areas.
Co-Chair| Phil Casagrande
Co-Chair| Thomas Simms
Members| Josh Bucher, Karen Hardy, Dennis Hensley, Cameron Krieger, Karen Minturn, Dorothy Nygren, Debby Pope
This annual event is hosted each October by WANT in the Gardens along Ravenswood. The path is decorated for Halloween and and volunteers hand out cider and treats--It's a favorite among our youngest residents! Chair| Ruth Kerzee
Members| Trista Jansen, Maia Rigas
What started in the 1990's as cleanup projects, became one of the first GreenCorps projects. Every day, people walk through our very own strolling garden featuring trees which are seldom seen in the city such as Kentucky Coffee, Gingko and Paper Bark Maple. Our community volunteers and the support of WANT have always been and continue to be what make West Andersonville Gardens a place of beauty for all to enjoy.
Chair| Maryon Gray
NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE
WANT organizes a much anticipated neighborhood yard sale each year on the last Saturday of June. The organizing committee takes care of permits, maps, advertising, etc.
Co-Chair| Julie Nelson
ELECTION NOMINATION COMMITTEE
As required by WANT's by-laws, a committee of 2-7 members in good standing are tasked with contacting and promoting potential candidates for election to the Board.
Co-Chair| Dena Gordon
Co-Chair| Dorothy Nygren