While January may seem a little early to be talking about our April elections, it's just that I can't contain my enthusiasm for Highland Park City Council candidate Alyssa Knobel. Why? Because of the enthusiasm Alyssa brings to everything she does -- especially the countless volunteer activities I and others have been involved in with her. Whether it's helping to raise funds for the Lutz preschool by starting a Holiday Fair that continues today, conducting admissions interviews with HPHS students as a Boston University Alumni Admissions volunteer, or helping kids less financially fortunate than our own to attend overnight summer camp through her involvement with SCOPE (see her in action this Monday at the Park District's MLK Day of Service), Alyssa is passionate about helping!
My admiration for Alyssa continues through her dedication to improving the vitality of our city through her volunteer work as the Chair of the Business & Economic Development Commission (BEDC) and her involvement in the Ravinia and Briargate Business Districts as well. And it's also because of her willingness, without hesitation, to seek answers to the questions that we, her many friends and neighbors, regularly come to her with regarding our community. And while Alyssa may not always have the answer, she knows how to find the person who does!
Finally, Alyssa's broad working knowledge of our city, along with her desire to listen, learn and take action, will allow her to hit the ground running and make her an excellent addition to our fine City Council. I invite you over the next few months to learn more about Alyssa's qualifications (www.friendsofalyssaknobel.com and www.facebook.com/alyssaknobelforcitycouncil ) and by April I know you will be as enthusiastic as I am in supporting and voting for Alyssa Knobel for Highland Park City Council!