LCA 2023 Annual Meeting and Board Election Set for Jan. 26


Lincoln Central Association Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 6:30 PM

Belmont Village Lincoln Park

700 West Fullerton Ave.

The Lincoln Central Association 2023 Annual Meeting & Election is scheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 PM at Belmont Village. Parking is free and light snacks and refreshments will be served.

We encourage all Lincoln Central Association members and community members to attend this fun, social and informational event!

Lincoln Central Association Board Election


Each year at the Annual Meeting, an election is held to fill seats on the organization’s Board of Directors, which are open due to term expiration, or otherwise. The procedures for the election of Board members are outlined in the organization’s bylaws on our website.

LCA’s Nominating Committee make recommendations each year on the selection of Board members. The members of this year’s Nominating Committee are:

Dennis Hack, Committee Chair

Paul Shea

Jacob Ringer

Jerry Swarzman


This year’s Nominating Committee has recommended the following individuals for election to LCA’s Board. Pursuant to LCA’s bylaws, the Nominating Committee’s slate will be elected by acclimation at the meeting as the number of Board member applications submitted to the Nominating Committee does not exceed the number of Board seats that will be vacant as of the Annual Meeting.


Ryan, his wife Erin and their two bernedoodles live in Lincoln Park on Larrabee, next to Fire Station Park.

He and his wife both grew up in the northwest suburbs but spent much of their youth in the city, as both of them have deep family roots all across Chicago. They are the 4th consecutive generation that has spent some or all of their lives in Chicago.

Over the last 6 years, they’ve lived in Edgewater, Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Streeterville. Chicago’s many charming neighborhoods each hold a special place in their hearts, but Ryan and Erin have always been in love with Lincoln Park, so when it was time to purchase a home, the choice was an easy one; it was always going to be Lincoln Park.

Today, Ryan works at Motorola Solutions, a company with long-standing ties to Chicago. He is currently Chief of Staff for their Global Services organization, where he also leads their Strategy and Business Operations function. Prior to his time at Motorola, Ryan worked in banking for US Bank as well as consulting with The Hackett Group. He attended the University of Missouri where he studied History and Business. His time at Mizzou is the only time he has not lived in Chicago or Suburban Illinois.

His wife Erin spends much of her professional life immersed in Chicago’s Entrepreneurship community. Today, she operates Amenity Yoga, a B2C fitness marketplace she launched during her time at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She also works full for Chicago based VC fund, TechNexus Venture Collaborative.

Ryan and Erin are also involved with the organization, Have Dreams, which provides resources and services for individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Have Dreams operates out of Park Ridge and Evanston, Illinois.

During their free time, Ryan & Erin often enjoy the wonderful activities Lincoln Park has to offer. It’s not uncommon to see Ryan or Erin shopping or grabbing dinner at one of the many shops or restaurants in the neighborhood. They also love running by the lake, playing pickle ball in Oz Park or taking in Lincoln Park Farmers Market with their dogs. Ryan and Erin are avid participants of the Chicago Sports & Social Club and are frequent marathoners. They have each completed the Chicago Marathon (Ryan 3x, Erin 1x).


Michael was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, but has considered Chicago home for nearly fifteen years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Michael has dedicated his legal practice to commercial real estate for more than ten years, and currently practices in-house at Griffin Realty Trust as Senior Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Griffin Realty Trust, Michael was an Associate at DLA Piper LLP (US).

As a third-generation lawyer, Michael draws inspiration from his grandfather and father to use his knowledge of the law to create a more equitable and sustainable world. He is excited about applying his legal experience to a directorship role in the Lincoln Central Association, particularly as it relates to zoning, planning, and neighborhood improvement.

Michael and his wife, Francesca, settled in Lincoln Park in 2019, and look forward to raising their family in the neighborhood for many years to come. They discovered the Lincoln Central Association during one of their many nightly walks through Lincoln Central Park and were encouraged to find a group of neighbors committed to working together to promote the enrichment of the neighborhood.


Jill Dale


Andrew Maslan


Pursuant to LCA’s bylaws, the organization’s 2023 Board of Directors will meet after the Annual Meeting to elect officers for the year.