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Carolyn Collopy, the City’s sustainability coordinator, is leaving the City after three years in the position. She and her family are moving to the Minneapolis area to be closer to her extended family and will be taking a similar position with Hennepin County, Minnesota.

When City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced her departure last week, he said, “Carolyn was the first position to hold the position of sustainability coordinator in Evanston. During her time with the City she helped create the City’s Climate Action Plan and has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to Evanston to further the goals of the plan.” He said the City is “recruiting to fill the position shortly.” 

Deputy City Attorney Leaves

Deputy City attorney Elke Tober-Purze left her position on Aug. 16. According to the City, Ms. Tober-Purze was hired in 2004 as a staff attorney, and she served as assistant corporation counsel from 2005 to 2008 and, on a temporary basis, as first assistant corporation counsel from May 2008 until November 2009.