President's Message

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I want to thank my fellow Sheffield Neighborhood Association Board members for the opportunity to serve as President of the Board in 2014.  I am very fortunate to be supported by a most capable group of Board members, many of whom have been on the board for several years.  In addition, at the Annual Meeting in February, we approved the addition of three new Board members, bringing the total to 22. My sincere hope is to find ways to further leverage the immense and diverse talents and experience of this group to continue to serve the Sheffield neighborhood to our fullest capacity.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank Dan Hermann for the exemplary job he has done as Board President for the last three years.  Dan’s tireless efforts and leadership have successfully guided the Sheffield Neighborhood Association through a number of significant challenges over the last three years.  Dan will remain on the Board and will also continue to be a representative on the DePaul Community Relations Committee.

As has been noted before, we cannot do all that we do at the SNA without the volunteer Board members and committee members who contribute their time and effort to the organization.  We are always looking for more people from the neighborhood to participate at any level – Board member, committee member, Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Festival volunteer, etc.  Please reach out to any of us at SNA to learn how you can participate.

SNA will continue to provide information to its members via email and the newsletter.  If you are a member but not on the SNA email distribution list, please submit your email address to; if you are not a member, please join by filling out the membership form at so that you can receive timely updates about meetings and events.

We look forward to another wonderful spring and summer in the Sheffield neighborhood and we look forward to working with as many of you as possible to continue to improve the neighborhood for everyone.