Sheli Lulkin was born in Israel, moved to Chicago, and landed in Edgewater “by mistake” when she became a graduate student in political science at Loyola University. Once established here, she became a force for change. Sheli first became involved in community affairs over issues concerning the potential sale of parts of Rosehill Cemetery. Her next efforts were in response to flooding issues on Sheridan Road.
The rising Lake Michigan water level and devastating storms caused problems not only for Sheridan Road condo owners, but for the safety of the community at large. Reviving the dormant Association of Sheridan Condominium/Co-op Owners (ASCO), she galvanized Edgewater residents to work with various local, statewide and federal officials in seeking new revetments to protect the shoreline from further erosion.
Her passion extends to other community issues, including balanced housing, development of businesses and beautification efforts in Edgewater. Through her participation in the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Park Advisory Council, she has sought to improve the life of Edgewater.
“Edgewater probably has more community organizations
than any community I know, but that’s good because it
gets the peoples’ wants on the public agenda.”
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