Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Wednesday, September 25th from 12:00PM-1:00PM to talk with this month's featured guest: Eleanor Gorski, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development at the City of Chicago.
In that role, Acting Commissioner Gorski leads the department's economic development, zoning, and planning bureaus while while fostering community-improvement projects and initiatives throughout the city. She also serves on the Chicago Plan Commission and the Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
Gorski's extensive DPD career began in 1996. She served in multiple roles, including Director of Historic Preservation and, most recently, Bureau Chief of Planning, Historic Preservation and Sustainability.
She has led dozens of departmental projects and initiatives, including the Neighborhood Opportunity Bonus, the five-year rehabilitation plan for Wrigley Field, the Fulton Market Innovation District Plan, the North Branch Framework Plan, and the new Chicago River Design Guidelines.
A licensed architect, Commissioner Gorski received her bachelor's degree from Penn State University and her master's in architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome as well as the University of Chicago Civic Leadership Academy. She lives in Beverly.
Please Note: This is a members-only event limited to fifteen (15) participants. As with every WP+D Small Networking Lunch, registration will open at 12:00PM on the first day of the month during which the lunch will be held. Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fills up quickly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch; food is not provided. Meeting will be held at SB Friedman Development Advisors, 221 N. LaSalle St., #820 Chicago, IL 60601.
Attendance & Cancellation Policy: We ask that members register for no more than two (2) consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and would like to attend this event, please e-mail us at email@example.com to be placed on the wait list. If space becomes available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask for a 48-hour cancellation notice. Failure to notify us in advance may result in a 3-month suspension from the Networking Lunch series.