I am supporting Bill Geiger for the District 202 School Board. Bill will bring to the board his expert knowledge of Evanston and Evanston’s institutions, his skills as a listener and problem-solver and his unending passion to ensure the success of Evanston’s young people. His proven commitment to Evanston’s youth and to bringing together people and organizations in Evanston to address the numerous needs for outreach, services, and opportunities is demonstrated through the alliances he’s created between the McGaw YMCA, where he serves as President/CEO, and other key Evanston institutions.
During my tenure on the (then Evanston) United Way board I served as the liaison to the McGaw YMCA, one of our grantee organizations. I had the opportunity to have regular interactions with Bill Geiger and his team at the McGaw YMCA. It was through those interactions that I gained enormous respect for Bill’s thoughtfulness, commitment to positive change in his organization, his keen awareness of challenges and dedication to listening to the concerns and opinions of others, and to spurring our community to find more ways to collaborate and address issues of education and opportunity on a community-wide basis.
Bill Geiger will be excellent in serving our community as a member of the ETHS school board where he can listen, engage, set direction and vote on important and complex issues regarding educational vision, practical fiscal issues, and pragmatic approaches to complex issues facing our high school students, staff and administrators that oversee ETHS.