Robert Teska. Photo by Genie Lemieux, Evanston Photographic Studios

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Robert B. Teska, founder of Teska Associates, Inc., and co-founder of Business Districts Inc. of Evanston, was recently honored by the 500+ member Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society.  The community service award was bestowed  “for his legacy of work that guides and transforms communities; for advancing planning through leadership of the firm that bears his name; for contributions to professional associations; and for his decades of generous commitment to building and sustaining a vibrant downtown Evanston.”

Mr. Teska’s civic activities in Evanston include service on the City’s Planning Commission; Chair of Evanston’s Business District Redevelopment Commission; founder of Design Evanston; and work on the Chamber of Commerce Parking Committee.  He is a Charter Member of Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club, Past President, and former Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6440.  He served on the Steering Committee of Leadership Evanston  as well as the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian Board of Directors, both as member and Vice President. He has also produced a book, “Downtown Evanston Revitalized,” available on the Internet. He is now working on a 2007-17 supplement.