Gorton Community Center Thanks Retiring Board Members

Outgoing board members from the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest were recognized recently. – Gorton Community Center

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Several retiring members of the Gorton Community Center board of directors were recognized following the annual May meeting in Lake Forest.

Those thanked for their service were:

Jamee F. Kane was board member from 2014-2017, and on the membership committee, as well as chairman of the Performing Arts Committee. She also served on the Landscape Design Committee. Kane was instrumental in helping to construct fundraising strategies. She currently serves on several boards in Lake Forest and Chicago.

Lynne Kennedy served on the Gorton board from 2011-2017, and was actively involved with Gorton prior to her time on the board with the Friends of Gorton. Kennedy aided in the spectacularly creative décor during the re-opening of Gorton in 2015 and other events, and produced a “Haunted Grotto” at Gorton for Halloween 2016. She is always willing to step in and lend a hand.

David Waud served on the Gorton board most recently from 2011-2017, but has served Gorton’s board for more than 24 years. He led the fundraising efforts, with then Executive Director Gail Hodges, to expand and renovate the building in 2000. Waud was instrumental in the most recent campaign to renovate Gorton as well, and served the board on the development committee. He is also a regular attendee and ongoing champion of Gorton programs and events, most recently helping to launch the storytelling series, Truth Be Told.

John A. Looby most recently served as a caucus-appointed city director from 2010-2017, and has served on the Gorton board for 39 years. Having served as an ambassador and fervent supporter of Gorton for all that time, Looby served on numerous committees and campaigns over those years. He is a wealth of information about Gorton history and events, and will always be important to Gorton.

In June, the board will welcome five new board members.


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