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Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl today thanked all of the dedicated community members who offered to serve as the City’s Seventh Ward Alderman, as well as the residents who attended a recent ward meeting to discuss filling the position. While praising the many terrific candidates, Mayor Tisdahl announced that she has appointed Eleanor Revelle as the City’s new Seventh Ward Alderman. Revelle’s appointment will fill the vacancy created by the departure of former Seventh Ward Alderman Jane Grover, who left office for a position at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). 

“I would once again like to thank all of the terrific people who offered to serve as the City’s Seventh Ward Alderman, as well as the residents who attended the recent ward meeting,” said Mayor Tisdahl. “I am pleased to announce Eleanor Revelle as Evanston’s Seventh Ward Alderman. Eleanor is committed to improving the social and environmental well-being of our community, and will be a dedicated and enthusiastic alderman for Seventh Ward residents.” 

The City Council will consider Revelle for the position during its Monday, January 25 meeting. Following confirmation, it is anticipated that Revelle will be sworn in at the Evanston City Council meeting onMonday, February 22, in the Morton Civic Center’s James C. Lytle Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Ave. 

“As a founding board member and president of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, I have worked extensively with City staff and elected officials to make Evanston a more sustainable community,” said Revelle. “In the last several years, we have made good progress in advancing our environmental goals, but a sustainable community is also one whose economy is strong and whose residents are healthy and safe. A number of very positive initiatives are underway to promote greater economic prosperity and social well-being in our community. As Alderman, I look forward to supporting these initiatives and encouraging still more.” 

Revelle is a 42-year resident of Evanston and has lived in the city’s Seventh Ward for 12 years. She has served in leadership positions in a broad range of civic organizations, including as president of the Evanston League of Women Voters, president of the Illinois League of Women Voters, and board member for eight years of the League of Women Voters of the U.S.; founding steering committee member of Leadership Evanston; board chair of the Evanston Community Foundation; co-founder of the Public Service Challenge; Housing Options Advisory Council member for over 20 years; and founding board member and current president of Citizens’ Greener Evanston. 

Revelle is a freelance writer and editor and has contributed numerous articles on environmental issues to the Evanston RoundTable.