Edgewater's voice since 1960
In 1960, concerned community members banded together as the Edgewater Community Council (ECC) to safeguard and improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.
In the decades since, ECC has been a champion for our community by:
Our Focus Areas:
ECC’s Public Safety Initiative engages community and government leaders, landlords, residents, and the Chicago Police Department to create resources and programming designed to improve public safety and create a vital and aware neighborhood presence. Activities include “positive loitering” campaigns, courtroom advocacy, and coordination with and among CAPS and CPD Beat Facilitators.
ECC works with the Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project (EESP) to “green” Edgewater by providing resources, programming, and volunteer opportunities to foster sustainable community living. EESP also provides residents with awareness-building forums around recycling, solar energy, and water/air quality.
Learn more about EESP at: www.edgewater2020.org
ECC’s Community Planning & Development Committee works to ensure that the perspectives of Edgewater’s residents and visitors are considered and addressed during the planning and development process. The committee’s community-focused efforts include championing community participation in the Aldermanic review process as well as hosting community awareness forums on key planning and development issues.