COMMUNITY & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Bob Surman - Community & Civic Involvement

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Wilmette, Illinois

Board Member 2013 - Present

As an active board member who has reviewed and voted on over 500 zoning variation requests for commercial & residential projects in a village of approximately 30,000 residents

PLAN COMMISSION

Wilmette, Illinois

Commissioner 2006 - 2009

Co-authored significant modifications to the Planned Unit Development Ordinance to be more competitive with nearby communities.

ROBERTI CULINARY PATHWAY, Job Training Center, Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

Waukegan, IL

Co-creator 2017 - Present

Developed new non-profit job training center to teach adults in economically distressed areas the professional skills needed to achieve a successful career in the foodservice industry.

LAHIA HOUSE, Homeless Support Facility,

Non-Profit 501(c)(3)  Stuart, Florida

Commercial Kitchen Planning

2015 - Present

Planned a new facility that will produce over 750 meals a week.

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COUNCIL OF ILLINOIS

Chicago, Illinois

Board Member 1995 - 2005

Contributed architectural assistance to this leading voice in historic preservationin the State of Illinois.

ILLINOIS STATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Springfield, IL

Architectural Committee Representative 1994-1997

Appointed by the Illinois State Librarian to review architecturally related project grant requests.

Awarded over $12 million per year for libraries throughout the state.