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Meet the Team

Our business is composed of civic-minded entrepreneurs who believe that our community can work together to build a stronger city. Get to know the people who drive EDC forward.

After 10 years at Northwestern as a professor, Dick decided to double down on our town, Evanston. He was the faculty director of the award-winning House by Northwestern project, and he firmly believes that Evanston has the human capital, financial resources, and moral goodwill to build a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable city.

Dick Co

As a member of the Brady Scholars in Ethics and Civic Life Program, Robbie Markus has researched and worked in housing affordability and the built environment in Evanston since 2016. He plans to graduate in June of 2019 from Northwestern University with a BA in political science and radio/television/film.

Robbie Markus
Vice President

Lila is an undergraduate senior at Northwestern studying journalism, psychology and civic engagement. Her proudest accomplishments include leading the House by Northwestern team to a first place win in communications, and writing a piece with the Medill Justice Project later published in the LA Times.

Lila Reynolds

We Want to Hear From You

Evanston voices are central to our initiative, and we are constantly looking for feedback on how we can better match our priorities to those of our community members. Whether you’re looking to get involved through ownership, membership, homeownership or simply want to be a part of the conversation, get in touch with us today.
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