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Nezar Nafiseh

Nezar Nafiseh
City Council Student Observer

Elmhurst College student Nezar Nafiseh, of Oak Park, is majoring in Urban Studies, in which he took an interest during his sophomore year of college. He had been searching for a major that he felt relatable to. Nezar found that Urban Studies had a lot to offer in terms of history, geographic, and social factors that play a part in his day to day life. He also believes that it could afford him the opportunity to learn more about the places in which he has lived. Having spent a very short period of his life in Chicago, and the rest primarily in suburbs, it was very nice to learn more about cities in particular and about what makes them function.

As LWV Elmhurst City Council Observer, Nezar realized how very interwoven City Hall is with the rest of city, and that it is a hub for ideas. One of Nezar's most prominent memories of City Council is the discussions on how to handle the issue of flooding in Elmhurst, which seemed to pose a very difficult problem for solving. However, the City Council discussed its intricacies, and hashed out the things that were beneficial and detrimental for the City of Elmhurst. It was great to see progress being made to better peoples’ lives.

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Saturday, October 24
WHERE: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 South Blanchard Street, Wheaton
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

League members -- learn or refresh your memory on best practices to be an effective debate/forum moderator. The League of Women of Illinois is sponsoring two training sessions for anyone interested in becoming a candidate forum or debate moderator. Beverages and muffins will be provided.

To register, send an e-mail to Mary Schaafsma at
marys@lwvil.org. This training is open to other leagues in the area to ensure sufficient enrollment.


Any League wishing to host their own moderator training session can contact Irene Pritzker at voterservice@lwvil.org. A minimum of 10 participants is required. LWVIL asks a hosting local League to take responsibility for room and snack/lunch arrangements.

What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Naperville League's link to its newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/newsletter.html

Cool Cities CoalitionNeeded: LWV Elmhurst Rep for Cool Cities Coalition

Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to work with Cool Cities members from the Library, College, City Centre, Bike Club, AAUW, Garden Club, churches, The City, and with other local interested businesses and "cool" citizens? LWV Elmhurst has been well-represented in the Cool Cities Coalition, but we currently need someone new to volunteer to attend the Coalition meetings. Please consider becoming the Elmhurst League's Cool Cities representative.

To read about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here. For more information, please contact Sue Whitworh at president@lwvelmhurst.org.

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Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League event? Send an email to secretary@lwvelmhurst.org

The Observer Reports now include the September 2015 meetings of the School Board.

To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.

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