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Nezar Nafiseh

Nezar Nafiseh
City Council Student Observer

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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Join us for our 2015 Social Event!

On May 9, 2015, we are planning to see the comedy troupe, The Capitol Steps, perform at the McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage. From the Center's website: "The Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to bring to light the comic political situations of our country. Order your tickets by clicking here.

Candidate Forum video and Voters' Guide

Our Candidate Forum was held on February 15, 2015. All candidates that were eligible to participate in the Candidate Forum were to write answers to a group of League-formulated questions, which include questions asked at the forum as well as others on issues identified by the League.

To assist you in choosing the candidates, please view our Voters' Guide, at http://lwvelmhurst.org/2015_Spring_Guide.asp.

Elmhursttv.com has now made the video of the Candidate Forum:

Part I
Elmhurst Park District Board of Commissioners (~30 min.: 01:00 - 31:45) and
Elmhurst City Council Alderman (~ 70 min.: 31:46 - end)

Part II
Elmhurst Community School District 205 (~40 min.: Beginning - 40:25) and
College of DuPage Board of Trustees (~90 min.: 40:26 to end)

The cable TV video of the Candidate Forum will air on COMCAST Channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 on MONDAYS @ 3:00PM, and WEDNESDAYS @ 7:00PM.

Programs will also be at ElmhurstTV.com (ELMHURST OUR KIND OF TOWN Program #1296).

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What's going on with other Local Leagues?

Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM: 2015 Spring Election College of DuPage Candidates Meet and Greet: Lake Park High School West Campus Cafeteria -- The League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale will sponsor a "meet and greet" for candidates running in the April consolidated election. The event is an opportunity for voters to learn more about the credentials and platforms of candidates in local elections. For more information about the event, please view the Candidate Meet and Greet Flyer. View the Candidates' biographies here to learn more about them.

To view upcoming events and other news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter
Naperville League's link to its newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/newsletter.html

Cool Cities CoalitionNeeded: LWV Elmhurst Rep for Cool Cities Coalition

Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to work with Cool Cities members from the Library, College, City Centre, Bike Club, AAUW, Garden Club, churches, The City, and with other local interested businesses and "cool" citizens? LWV Elmhurst has been well-represented in the Cool Cities Coalition, but we currently need someone new to volunteer to attend the Coalition meetings. Please consider becoming the Elmhurst League's Cool Cities representative.

To read about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here. For more information, please contact Sue Whitworh at president@lwvelmhurst.org.

Car Pool/Ride Share

Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League event? Send an email to secretary@lwvelmhurst.org

The Observer Reports now include January 2015 meetings of the Park District, School Board and City Council.

To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.

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