COMMUNITY & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Bob Surman - Community & Civic Involvement
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
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
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)
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
Board Member 1995 - 2005
Contributed architectural assistance to this leading voice in historic preservationin the State of Illinois.
ILLINOIS STATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES
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.