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SSA Commissioners Needed

If you are a business or property owner from within the Andersonville SSA boundaries and you are interested in serving as a commissioner on the SSA, please contact the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce at 773-728-2995.


Farah Essa
Lake Shore Schools and Property Owner
5611 North Clark

Nadeen Kieren
Property Owner
5357 North Ashland

Mike Sullivan
Meeting House Tavern & The SoFo Tap
5025 North Clark

Pete Valavanis
Property Owner
5225 North Clark

Frank Uhler
Property Owner and Business Owner
5147 North Clark

Andersonville SSA #22 Staff

For maximum efficiency, Andersonville Chamber of Commerce manages the SSA almost entirely in-house, using existing staff. Staff assigned to dedicate a portion of their time to work on the SSA include:

David Oakes
Director of Business Services and District Manager
SSA responsibilities include contractor selection and management; city contracting and reporting; commission administration, recruitment and support; select program management including holiday decorations, landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, sidewalk power washing, and snow plowing.

Laura Austin
Executive Director
Oversees SSA-funded programs including holiday events, Andersonville neighborhood guide, Andersonville Arts Weekend

Andersonville SSA #22 Vendors

Vendors for the 2022 SSA include:

  • City Grange – Landscaping (Planters)
  • Cleanslate by Cara– Litter abatement, recycling, and pressure washing
  • Lucas Contracting LLC – Streetscape repairs
  • Patch Landscaping – Snow plowing & holiday decorations
  • Bravos and Associates – Auditor
  • WBEZ – Radio advertising
  • Fisheye Graphic Services – Printing
  • Business Districts, Inc. – Market research

Past Years Vendors

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