Marilyn (Lynn) Pierce came to Chicago in her mid-20s in 1957 to further her journalistic career, and moved into Edgewater in 1986 where she has lived for the past twenty seven years. She believes Edgewater is a wonderfully heterogeneous community, a microcosm of the world.
Lynn has felt an obligation to become involved in causes to help those who are unable to help themselves and to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the communities in which she has lived. Her community work involves Every Person is Concerned Block Club (EPIC), Edgewater Community Council, Thorndale Action Task Force, Task Force on Overcrowded Schools, CAPS, and various 48th Ward Committees. Positive Loitering, a neighborhood program to improve public safety, is an example of Lynn’s continuing long term commitment to solving neighborhood problems – just get out there and do the work that is needed. Nobody asked her to do it or pays her to do it. A better community for all residents is the only reward she seeks.
“I subscribe to this guiding principle… ‘Nobody made a greater
mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only
a little’.” – Edmund Burke
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