2022 January/February Newsletter
New Year, New Leadership
New Year, New Leadership
The new year brings new leadership to FDG with Lindsey Dorfman appointed the new Chair of the organization. If Lindsey’s name sounds familiar, it’s probably because she is the Director of the Glenview Public Library, giving her a valuable perspective on downtown’s potential. Lindsey is supported by Vice-Chair Natasha O’Connor, Secretary Gerry Brown, Treasurer Susan Donatello and Immediate Past Chair Greg Goodsitt. We look forward to great things from this talented and passionate group.
2021 in Review: Blocktoberfest and Beyond
Immediate Past Chair Greg Goodsitt is quick to admit that 2021 was challenging for a group initially focused on events. But the pandemic had other ideas. Still FDG achieved a lot by focusing on communication about business news, downtown development and the Glenview Connect process.
It’s notable that both Glenview local political parties asked to give FDG presentations, recognizing FDG’s profile in the community. FDG cemented relations with the Chamber of Commerce, with key leaders joining our Steering Committee. The Library has become a valued partner, made even stronger by Lindsey accepting the Chair position. Founding FDG member Megan McClung is now on the New Development Commission.
Blocktoberfest was a huge success, with FDG using its social media platforms to promote the event and our goodwill to attract volunteers. Looking forward, FDG initiated a mural project in collaboration with the Art League and History Center and explored riverwalk options.
Structurally, FDG is stronger thanks to a new media policy, volunteer structure, and a formal succession process. Onward to 2022!
Rolling Into 2022
FDG started 2022 planning for the year to come. Our group of smart, creative, and dedicated volunteers engaged in a very productive brainstorming session and settled on three focus areas to help further our mission to create a vibrant downtown for all to enjoy. Our 2022 goals and objectives will focus on work in the following areas:
Communications and Promotions
Events and Pop-ups
Exploring Fundraising Possibilities
We are excited to continue our work supporting downtown Glenview and hope to bring more events and unique promotions your way this year. Looking forward to seeing you downtown in 2022!
Friends of Downtown Glenview
Help Wanted: FDG is looking for energetic volunteers to help with various downtown initiatives including event coordinators. Please fill out this simple volunteer form and we will contact you to discuss how you can help.