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Elawa Farm Commission

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The Elawa Farm Commission was re-established on September 17, 2012 by the City Council.  Elawa Farm is one of the last remaining and intact examples of estate farm architecture in the Midwest and is located adjacent to the ecologically significant Middlefork Savanna.

Rich in history and native Illinois surroundings, Elawa Farm brings new resources and expanded learning opportunities to Lake Forest.   The Elawa Farm Commission is charged with serving as an advisory body to the City Council for establishing policies and standards concerning the preservation, restoration, re-use, operation and programming of the Elawa Farm Building Complex and Garden area.

Seven members serve on the Commission, and serve a maximum of three two-year terms.

Name Address Phone
Holly Brown, Chairman 1262 Winwood Drive 312-659-1931
Diane FitzSimons 45 Inverness Court, Lake Bluff 847-234-9521
Samuel J. Henry 771 Barberry Lane 847-234-0137
Barry Hollingsworth 41 North Avenue 630-797-0337
Patricia Moore 1091 Olmsted Drive 847-295-7930
Robert G. Shaw 888 Gloucester Crossing 847-641-6481
Georgia West 300 S. Bluff's Edge Drive 847-615-0785
Executive Director: Joanne Miller   847-234-1966
Staff: MIke Strong, Assistant to the City Manager 220 E. Deerpath 847-810-3680


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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