Adrian De’AthAdrian is running for his fourth term on the RVN board and second term as Vice President. A native of England, Adrian has lived in Roscoe Village for over ten years and brings with him a passion for community involvement that began in the small English town he left for Chicago a dozen years ago. Adrian, his wife, daughter and son feel at home in Roscoe Village with its small town feel. An engineer by trade, he is Vice President of Pillarhouse, USA, an international manufacturer of automated soldering machines for the electronics and automotive industries. While on the RVN board, Adrian has brought his problem solving and leadership skills to bear in a wide range of activities, including supervising beer tents at Retro on Roscoe, overseeing the redesign of RVN’s Roscoe Street holiday decorations and managing RVN’s finances. Adrian is also active in RVN events, participating in bi-annual charity pub crawls, WinterFest and Spring Clean and Green.
Jen DlugoszJen has lived in Roscoe Village for about one year. Jen was a board member of the 901 Madison condo association for 7.5 years and president of the board for four years before moving to Roscoe Village. Jen has experience in organizing events, securing donations and running the board of her last condo association.
Jen is very interested in safety and crime prevention and community development. She and her husband plan to be in this neighborhood for many years and would like to see our community continue to be a great place to raise a family and have the appropriate development to support the community. As a board member, she plans to participate in committees that further these issues.
Jen received her BA from Lake Forest College and her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Jeff HrubecJeff has been a resident of Roscoe Village for nearly 11 years. He is a licensed architect and senior vice president of the architecture firm VOA Associates. Jeff has 18 years’ experience in the design and construction industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute-Chicago, and the U.S. Green Building Council, which establishes and promotes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
While on the RVN Board, Jeff worked to organize and promote the programs and events for RVN as well as bring greater exposure to more of the community. As an Audubon parent he extended the RVN relationship to the network of the school, which has further strengthened the community network and increased involvement in the neighborhood. As chair of the Halloween parade last year, he worked to grow and organize the event even more than in past years, such that it has grown to its greatest attendance last year with even more activities. He has capitalized on his architectural background over the past two years on the RVNLUC (Roscoe Village Neighbors Land Use Committee) as well and been involved with such important issues as the currently debated SSA for Roscoe Village, as well as important and impactful developments such as the redevelopment of the Lathrop Homes.
Jeff is very enthusiastic about the growth of spirit and community he has witnessed in his 13 years in the neighborhood. He wants to continue to be an integral part of that growth by serving as the Treasurer on the RVN Board.
Jeff received his B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Tim UrquhartTim has served on the RVN Board for two years. Tim has lived in Roscoe Village for nine years with his wife Fiona and two daughters. He is an equity analyst at a mutual fund, where he does financial analysis and risk assessment to help clients achieve their financial goals. As a multi-year volunteer at Retro on Roscoe, Tim has been the unofficial recipient of the “top beer salesman” award four years in a row.
He organizes his yearly block party, occasionally attends police CAPS meetings, serves as an alumni interviewer for high school students applying to Harvard, and—prior to his move here—was association treasurer of a Lakeview condo.
Tim intends to use his strong communication and problem solving skills to help raise funds, identify new worthy recipients, address neighborhood crime and safety issues, and keep Roscoe Village a “clean, fun, safe place to live, work, and play.”
On his off hours, Tim enjoys spending time with family and friends. He has a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Northwestern.
Jeffrey VanDamJeffrey has lived in Roscoe Village for three years and has participated in several RVN events. He also helped his wife, Erika, establish her bookstore, RoscoeBooks, in the neighborhood.
Jeffrey is a litigation attorney at a major law firm in Chicago. Prior to law school, he worked as a journalist in New York City for eight years. Both careers have provided him with the ability to work with others, to communicate well, and to strategize.
Jeffrey is passionate about making life in Roscoe Village better for everyone. He is especially interested in ensuring that our neighborhood retains a welcoming and vibrant community of businesses. He believes neighborliness is also a critical value in Roscoe Village, and RVN’s events help make sure we all get to know each other and establish new friendships. He thinks that certain quality-of-life issues in the neighborhood deserve more attention, including, for example, road quality, traffic, construction noise, and storm sewer drainage. Jeffrey hopes to assist RVN in working with local government to address issues that affect all residents. He believes RVN could assist in hosting more community forum events (or even distributing online surveys) to get an even better sense of our neighbors’ stances on various issues.
Jeffrey received his J.D. from Northwestern), his M.S. from Columbia and his B.A. from Emory.