David Lewin has been appointed chair of the SOAR Parks Task Force. He succeeds Howard W. Melton, who resigned as chair. SOAR thanks Howard for his many years of leading the Parks Task Force.
Lewin will be responsible for the SOAR group that monitors and participates in planning for all parks in the community, including the public parks under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District: Jane Addams, DuSable, Lake Shore, Ogden and Seneca; the task force also works with other committees and task forces with regard to parks in private spaces. As Chairman of the Condominium Law practice group at Querrey & Harrow, Ltd., and as a father raising children in Streeterville, he is a strong proponent of public parks and the obligation to hear from neighbors about how neighborhood parks can function in meaningful ways for those who actually use them. Lewin welcomes hearing from prospective volunteers on the committee: users of the parks, professionals with special expertise and those who are interested in learning more about the process. Contact Lewin.