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Elawa Farm Commission

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To view events scheduled in the Middlefork Farm area, please click here.

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
Barry Hollingsworth, Chairman 41 North Avenue 630-797-0337
Alexander Hodges 412 N. Western 847-295-2593
Carolyn Merfeld 900 S. Southmeadow Lane 847-235-2430
Megan Morris 2010 Knollwood Road 847-234-3044
Nicholas Peters 1079 Jensen Drive 847-651-2252
Georgia West 835 Chalmer's Court 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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