Mission & Vision
The Andersonville Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to foster sustainable community and economic development in the Andersonville commercial district.
ADC promotes responsible community growth that allows the area to continue to develop while also helping to sustain its current character and diversity.
ADC’s vision for the Andersonville business district is derived from the area’s rich history and robust community life. We celebrate the variety in types of businesses, residents, and customers who choose to make Andersonville their destination. A significant element of our “destination quality” lies in the unique aspects of our physical environment and our commercial offerings; we work hard to provide support to the local, independent businesses that exist here (learn more about Andersonville's businesses at the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce website). Additionally, ADC envisions Andersonville as a business district that is a model for both economic and environmental sustainability, showcasing how local businesses fuel the Chicago-area economy and how smart environmental practices are good for business.
Ellen Shepard, Executive Director
Colleen O'Toole, Managing Director
Brian Bonanno, Sustainability Programs Coordinator
ADC is a local chapter of BALLE Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
ADC's 2011 Board of Directors:
Don Cortelyou, President Bridgeview Bank
Suzi Thackston, Vice-President Resident
Brandon Wright, Treasurer Hamburger Mary's
Thom Greene Edgewater Historical Society
Adam Burck Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
Rolando Esparza Property Owner
Maggie Finegan Keller Williams Realty
Heather Muenstermann Green Genes
Hal Shipman Resident