Charese David – 3400 Block of N. Oakley Avenue – Current Board MemberCharese has resided in Roscoe Village for 14 years. For the past 10 years Charese has worked as Broker for MenardJohnson Real Estate, a local (Roscoe Village) Real Estate firm. She loves working with people and building relationships in the neighborhood. She also is a strong proponent of assisting the retailers in Roscoe Village where she holds a number of networking events to help gain exposure for the neighborhood. As a strong advocate for the community, Charese currently serves on the RVN Board and is a part of the Roscoe Village Chamber, where is Co- Chairs the Real Estate Committee. In the past she has worked on Retro on Roscoe ( 2 yrs.), the Annual RV community garage Sale ( 3 yrs.), Clean and Green (Co- Chair this year), the annual RVN/ RVCC Winterfest (4 yrs. & Co Chair last year), The tree committee ( this yr.) and education committee ( this yr.). Charese actively donates to Friends of Audubon and is an active member of PAWS. She is also the marketing director for the William Ferris Chorale Board. Charese strongly supports local education, neighborhood beautification, zoning issues and community interaction. She has an LSA Degree from the University of Michigan.
Jason Elster – 3300 Block of N. Hamilton St.Jason and his family moved to Roscoe Village in 2012. He enjoys spending time with his family and neighbors and is involved in organizing and facilitating events such as “Family Olympics,” holiday parties and the annual Hamilton block party. Jason has volunteered at Retro on Roscoe for the past two years and participates in a number of fundraising and other activities through Audubon Elementary School.
Jason’s strongest skillset is identifying and solving problems. As a commercial litigation attorney, he practices daily the ability to actively listen and ask questions, identify and minimize risks, and resolve disputes. He believes that practical solutions tailored to the particular circumstances provide better outcomes compared to overly complicated or aggressive solutions. Beyond his approach to problem solving, his understanding of the law would be an excellent resource for the Board.
Jason is interested in how Roscoe Village is going to maintain and improve the great reputation it now has while addressing the potential burdens associated with growth, a changing demographic, and other city-wide issues (evolution of CPS, overpass construction, etc.). He believes that cooperation with local business is important for achieving the long-term goals of the community, and is interested in how cooperation can be achieved while still maintaining the identity of Roscoe Village.
Jason received a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
Jeff Hrubec – 3400 Block of N. Hoyne Avenue – Current Board MemberJeff has been a resident of Roscoe Village for nearly 11 years and is running for his second term on the RVN board. 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.
Jeff and his wife are annual volunteers for Retro on Roscoe and are active in the Village Schoolyard Campaign to replace the Audubon School playground equipment and expand green space for the community.
While on the RVN Board for the past two years 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 impactful developments such as the redevelopment of the Lathrop Homes.
He 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 on the RVN Board for another term.
Anne Stockton – 3400 Block of N. Bell Ave. – Current Board MemberAnne has lived in Roscoe Village for three years, and is running for her second term on the RVN board. A psychologist, she currently is a stay-at-home mother with her two daughters, both of whom attend Audubon Elementary.
Since she has lived in Roscoe Village, she has been heavily involved in volunteer work. While on the board of RVN, she has co-chaired the Spring Brunch and helped run/organize the children’s area at Retro for two years in a row, and she co-chaired the first annual Ladies’ Night Out last fall. She is also working on the education committee and a new campaign to help beautify the neighborhood. Anne is the Vice President of Friends of Audubon, and co-chaired this year’s gala (the premier fundraising event of the year). She has volunteered extensively in Audubon, including throwing numerous fundraising events, serving as room parent 3 years in a row, and serving on the grant writing committee for two years (successfully writing a grant that helped launch the Audubon Cookbook). Anne also serves on the board of TimeLine Theater in Lakeview, helping with fundraising and throwing numerous cultivation events.
Before relocating to Chicago, Anne served on the board and helped direct fundraising for Summer Search Seattle, an organization helping underprivileged teens attend and succeed in college. Anne wants to use her skills to continue to enhance RVN’s community-wide communications and to bring together diverse perspective on village issues, including neighborhood and school safety, improving local schools, beautifying the neighborhood, and enhancing positive relations amongst community members. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.