The Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston program is offering Snapshot Evanston at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. The program is designed to give local residents and Evanston-based employees an in-depth, one-day orientation to the community.  

Snapshot Evanston is an opportunity to learn more about the Evanston community and its assets and issues. This dynamic day allows participants to meet with local leaders, delve into current issues and tour the entire City.  By the end of the day, participants have a better picture of how Evanston works and its strengths and challenges as it moves to the future. 

Past program participant Andrea Densham, executive director of the Childcare Network of Evanston, said, “It was wonderful meeting other members of the community at the event. It continues to impress me how Evanston keeps developing. It’s inspiring to be part of a community that’s so committed to making Evanston a better place.” 

The day begins with a look back at Evanston’s history, with a bus tour of the City’s diverse neighborhoods, highlighting major trends of yesterday and today. In addition, panels of distinguished community leaders share their expertise and knowledge about Evanston. Presenters include City government officials, school district representatives and economic development experts.

Leadership Evanston Director Beth Osterlund said, “Whether you are new to the community or interested in learning more about its history and challenges, Snapshot Evanston is a wonderful orientation to Evanston.”

Online registration is now open at More information can be found at or 847-492-0990.