Under Evanston’s City Manager structure, the Mayor plays two critical roles. The first is to be the “Booster in Chief” and “Good Will Ambassador” for all things Evanston. This involves strengthening the City’s relationships with County, State and Federal lawmakers, Northwestern University, our phenomenal local School Districts, local businesses and residents, and reaching out to build new relationships wherever possible.
The Mayor’s second role, as the only city-wide elected member of Council, is to advocate for policies and initiatives that will benefit the entire community. This is a collaborative process and it is only effective if the Mayor is able to build consensus between people with competing views and goals.
I believe that my 20 years of public service, including my 8 years as Alderman for the 6th Ward, make me the most qualified candidate to play these roles. I am running on my record of rolling up my sleeves and getting involved because I love Evanston and want us to be the best we can be.
I am also running on my record as a consensus builder. Over the years I have forged strong working relationships with my fellow Council Members, the City Manager, the City Staff, and the community at large. As a graduate of the Citizens Police Academy and through my work on the Human Services, Economic Development and City-School Liaison Committees, and the Housing, Homelessness and Human Relations Commission, I have developed an understanding of the needs and concerns of all Evanstonians and demonstrated my willingness to work 24/7 to address those concerns.
If I am fortunate enough to earn your vote, I will be a full-time Mayor. I will wake up every morning and go to bed every night with the single goal of making life better for everyone who lives, works, studies and plays in our wonderful community.
– Mark Tendam
Mark, his husband Neal Moglin, and their nieces, Madeline and Avery Frank.
MARK ON THE ISSUES:
Mark’s Profile in the Evanston Round Table
Mark’s statement on the UNC Traffic Stop Study
Mark’s endorsement of the District 65 Referendum
Mark’s full response to the Central St. Neighbors’ Association Survey
Mark’s full response to the Evanston Patch Survey
Mark’s full response to the Citizen’s Greener Evanston Survey
Mark’s full response to the Democratic Party of Evanston Survey
Mark’s Statement on the Travel Ban