The source? Valerie Lester. I know Val, first through the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation’s Leadership Lab program as she put herself through a year of intensive leadership training. Later, we worked together as members of Arbor West Neighbors to examine ways information on housing preferences for seniors could help shape public policy. 

She’s a very energetic, thoughtful, dedicated person. Her view of public service as service to the public is refreshing. She will be responsive to the needs of township residents and work to mitigate the daily challenges created by the pandemic.

Henry Kranz, Oak Park

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