LETTER TO MY FELLOW EVANSTON RESIDENTS
My Fellow Evanston Residents:
My name is Gary Gaspard; I am running for Evanston Township Supervisor; and I am asking for your support in the upcoming election.
Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I emigrated to the United States in late 1982. I received my M.A. in Social Service Administration with a track in Community Program Planning Development from The University of Chicago (2008), and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University (2005). Currently, I work as an adolescent treatment counselor at Youth Outreach Services.
For nearly three decades, I have made Evanston home. Over the last 20 years, I have been involved in volunteer community. I produced and hosted community radio programs, and served on various boards, such as CEDA/Neighbors @ Work and CEDA/CDFI. Currently, I am a member of NAACP and NASW, as well as a former Green Team Supervisor of the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
During the twenty years of community service, I had the opportunity to witness first-hand many of the most significant challenges facing our community. It is my extensive professional and social experiences that have driven me to seek this term as Township Supervisor of Evanston.
My candidacy has been endorsed by various progressive leaders and organizations, like Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Mayor Liz Tisdahl, Ald. Ann Rainey, Ald. Coleen Burrus, and more, as well as Democracy for America. As I have pledged to my endorsers, as I am pledging to all Evanstonians, I will come with an alternative plan to move the Township forward.
I believe that the creative approach of the Township’s responsibilities has to be relying on more than the general assistance program to account for empowering families, decrease anti-social behavior, increase pro-social activities, to overcoming life barriers to achieve self-sufficiency.
Thank you in advance for your support.
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Strong Commitment to Changing People’s Lives
Accountability – Reduce spending – Saving tax-payers money
Collaboration – Create new partnership with Trustees and City Government for better service operation
Transparency - Improve the capacity of the Township Office