November 2023 Meeting
Elections for 2024 Officers will be held at this meeting!
At the October meeting, the following candidates were nominated:
President: Michael Scott
Vice President: Spencer Bibbs
Secretary: Russell Pike
Treasurer: Eric Rogers
Elections for 2024 JPAC Board
JPAC Board elections will take place at our regular November meeting. Nominations were accepted during the regular October meeting (Monday, October 23), and will also be accepted from the floor during the November meeting. Candidates may self-nominate. Candidates nominated at the October meeting were asked to provide a candidacy statement (see below), and their names will be listed on the pre-printed ballot.
Per JPAC bylaws, in order to be eligible to vote, you must have attended at least 2 meetings during the prior 12 months. If you are not certain of your voting status or attendance record, please email [email protected] and the Membership Committee will follow up with you.
Candidate for President (incumbent)
I have been JPAC president since December 2022. In the past year I have worked to set up committees for the PAC. I believe that most PAC work should be done by committees, and that the volunteers who are willing to do the work get to decide what parts of the PAC’s mission they wish to prioritize. I have tried to run meetings so that all people feel welcome and respected. I am running for another term as president, and I hope you will vote for me.
Candidate for Vice President (incumbent)
Candidate for Secretary (incumbent)
Russell Pike has resided in the South Shore Community for 40 years. He lives in the community known as the Jackson Park Highlands, which is directly south of the Jackson Park Golf course. He and his wife Pat have raised three children during their 48 years of marriage. Russell is extremely interested in the developments that are taking place in Jackson Park and wants to ensure that the park will be a place where everyone can enjoy and have a great experience.
Russell has 40 years of corporate experience in the areas of engineering, sales, technology, and management. He was the previous President of the Jackson Park Highlands Association, volunteers as a math tutor for elementary students at the Trinity United Church of Christ and works with Ladder Up to provide free tax services for low-income families.
Candidate for Treasurer (incumbent)
Eric Rogers has lived in South Shore since 2008. He is an everyday cyclist who passes through Jackson Park nearly every day on his way to his job at a historic preservation-focused nonprofit in the Loop. He is also a photographer who specializes in documenting architecture and urban spaces. His career in nonprofits has focused on communications, marketing, and running large and complex events. Having played an active role with the JPAC Communications Committee over the past year implementing improvements to the way the organization communicates electronically, he hopes to focus on fundraising for unmet park needs during a second term as Treasurer in 2024.
October minutes for review: