I am writing in support of Patty Henek for River Forest village trustee. Patty is a true community leader who exhibits leadership, organization, integrity and perseverance in everything she does. 

Patty has a commitment to social justice. She has managed the Oak Park Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program for many years, helping many of our community’s families in need. She was one of the first organizers of the annual Bonnie Brae LemonAid Fundraiser that has donated thousands of dollars annually to local community organizations. As a parent of a child with cystic fibrosis, I am eternally grateful to Patty’s many fundraising events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In addition to the compassion, leadership and organizational skills that Patty exhibits to bring all of these programs and events to fruition, she also is not afraid to tackle difficult issues. She has the courage and integrity to stand up for what she believes in, and that is sometimes a lonely place. She has taken some heat in relation to her stance in the Roosevelt School expansion proposal, but she remains committed to inform community residents in an effort to come to a solution that will be best for all community residents.

Patty Henek will be an asset to the River Forest Village Board. Our community is lucky to have her representation.

Maria Goslin

River Forest

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