Awards & Professional Service 

Planning & Law Awards2009 Best Practice Award from Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association for Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the City of Naperville, Illinois 2007 — 2009

Paul Davidoff Award from the American Planning Association for demonstrating a sustained social commitment to advocacy planning in support of the needs of society’s less fortunate members — 1998

1991 Illinois APA Chapter Award of Merit for Program or Project of Unusually High Merit Performed Under Serious Budgetary, Staff, or Political Constraints — 1991

Illinois APA Chapter Award of Merit for Oak Park Comprehensive Plan 1979 — 1983

Communications Awards


Mid–America Publishers Association Award for “Best Makeover” in book design for Professional's Job Finder book — 1997
Benjamin Franklin Award: “Most Improved Redesign“ for Government Job Finder book — 1995
National Gold Ink Competition Pewter Award for design and production of the Non–Profits' Job Finder, 3rd edition — 1994

Professional Service 

Boards of Directors

American Planning Association (APA): President: 1985–1986; Director: 1978–1979, 1981–1987; 1992–1994; 2003–2005

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP): President: 1992–1994, 2003–2005; Commissioner: 1992–1995; 2002–2005

American Society of Planning Officials: Director: 1976–1978

Oak Park Regional Housing Center: 1995–2003

Metro–Help (National Runaway Switchboard): 1977–1979

University of Illinois Alumni Association: 1983–1985

American Association on Mental Retardation, Region VI Executive Committee, 1988–1991: Legal Advocacy Vice Chairman: 1988–91


American Bar Association: 1983+
    Committee on Regulation of Land Use: 1987–1992

    Chairman, Group Home and Congregate Living Subcommittee: 1989–1992
        Group Home Model Zoning Ordinance Subcommittee: 1987–1989
    Committee on Condominiums, Cooperatives and Homeowner Associations, Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law: 1983–1985

Chicago Bar Association: 1986+
    Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Committee: 2007–2010
    Real Property Law Committee, Subcommittee on Zoning and Land Use, Vice Chair: 1989–1990; member: 1986–2001
    Local Government Committee: 1986–2001

Illinois State Bar Association, 1986–2000
    Local Government Committee, 1993–1994

American Planning Association, 1979+:
    Ad Hoc Committee on National Housing Policy: 1987–1988
    National/State Policy Coordinating Committee: 1989–1990
    Planners Support Committee: 1994–1995