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City Welcomes Class of 2019 Student Commissioners

The City Council approved the appointment of 16 high school juniors to serve as representatives on the City’s various boards and commissions at the January 8, 2018 City Council meeting. Students are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. They serve on a board or commission, provide feedback on agenda items considered by their respective commission or board, and have an opportunity to gain valuable governmental experience through the Student Commissioner Program, which was started in 2012.

The City of Highland Park congratulates and welcomes the following high school juniors who will serve through the end of their senior year:

Commission                                               Student Name

Business & Economic Development             Adam Kalman

Business & Economic Development             Alexander Zlotnik

Cultural Arts                                               Chloe Shemano-Krupp

Cultural Arts                                                Elliot Starkman

Historic Preservation                                   Timothy Steves

Housing                                                      Elizabeth Goldin

Human Relations                                         A.J. Holzer

Human Relations                                        Peter Vena-Pedersen

Library                                                        Adam Kramer

Natural Resources                                     Shon Manov

Plan & Design                                            Natalie Laky

Ravinia Festival Community Relations          Steven Feldman

Sister Cities Foundation                              Nicole Hara

Sister Cities Foundation                             Emily Mia Yastrow

Transportation                                             Ashley Lew

Zoning Board of Appeals                            Jonah Hoyt

“The Highland Park Student Commissioner Program offers a unique experiential learning that engages students in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making,” said Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering. “Our community benefits from student participation and the unique perspective each student provides as they work on policy related matters. We greatly appreciate their time and interest in serving their community.”

For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 847.926.1000 or visit