I have lived in Oak Park for more than 25 years and I manage the Oak Park and River Forest High School Scholarship Foundation. I take pride in living amid dynamic, progressive residents, and applaud the schools that have nurtured our two children who are now compassionate, astute and happy 20-somethings. 

As wonderful as Oak Park is, it is also a complex community with many voices, visions and opinions on how Oak Park can provide a safe, equitable and welcome place for all its residents and businesses.

Vicki Scaman understands that. She has spent 30 years working among, learning from, and listening to community partners as an involved business owner, resident, volunteer and now Village Clerk. She has the deeply lived experiences needed to bring Oak Park fully into the future we want to embrace around affordability, equity and sustainability. Her experiences running a small business will enhance her commitment to building up Oak Park’s small business community.

Vicki, I strongly believe, is committed to bringing her depth of expertise to benefit all who live and thrive here. On day one, she would show up with a toolbox filled with everything needed to address the issues we care about here in Oak Park.

I am honored to support Vicki Scaman for Village President. Visit her website at www.votevicki.org and you, too, can learn more reasons to “Vote Vicki.”

Melanie Weiss, Oak Park

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