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Elmhurst College student Nezar Nafiseh, of Oak Park, is majoring in Urban Studies, in which he took an interest during his sophomore year of college. He had been searching for a major that he felt relatable to. Nezar found that Urban Studies had a lot to offer in terms of history, geographic, and social factors that play a part in his day to day life. He also believes that it could afford him the opportunity to learn more about the places in which he has lived. Having spent a very short period of his life in Chicago, and the rest primarily in suburbs, it was very nice to learn more about cities in particular and about what makes them function.
As LWV Elmhurst City Council Observer, Nezar realized how very interwoven City Hall is with the rest of city, and that it is a hub for ideas. One of Nezar's most prominent memories of City Council is the discussions on how to handle the issue of flooding in Elmhurst, which seemed to pose a very difficult problem for solving. However, the City Council discussed its intricacies, and hashed out the things that were beneficial and detrimental for the City of Elmhurst. It was great to see progress being made to better peoples’ lives.
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