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Committees Are Forming – This is a Great Time to Get Involved with Your RPC

July/August 2014

By Mike Clayton, RPC President

“I don’t have a lot of time but I want to participate.”

“The RPC is involved in so many different things but I am really interested in one or two”.

“I just don’t know how to get started”.

We Hear You. And we also know that you have a strong interest in keeping Riverwoods the unique and special place that it is today. The RPC not only wants your participation but we need your participation - within the boundaries of what is possible for you.

With this in mind, we have broken done our activities into four Committees, each with Co-Chairs from the RPC Board. The Committees are:

Community Action (Co-Chairs Sheila Hollander, Louise Simonson): recycling; education programs such as the recent one on water; and the family program on snakes, clean up day, etc.

Conservancy (Co-Chairs Tim Tomkovich, Laurie Breitkopf, Sheila Hollander): Village rain gardens, green infrastructure studies, Village cost-sharing programs, etc.

Policy Advocacy (Co-Chairs Rich Koomjian, Laurie Breitkopf): bike path, electrical aggregation, water management, etc.

Communication (Co-Chairs Rick Jamerson, Louise Simonson, Tim Tomkovich): Website and Facebook updates, Village Board meeting reporting, Village Voice articles, etc.

With Committees like this you can pick the one you like, focus on a particular thing they do, share an idea or take on a small task. Maybe you have some ideas about streamlining the Village cost-sharing programs. Perhaps you would want to help with our fall educational event. By hooking up with a Committee, we now have a way for you to contribute to keeping Riverwoods special while keeping things manageable for you at the same time. PLEASE take a moment to let us know. And we’ll take it from there.

You can reach us at or P.O. Box 122, Deerfield, IL 60015 or just pick up the phone and call me directly at 847-867-0947.

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