Our mission? To bring together residents with businesses, officials, and relevant agencies and develop practical, positive, and productive ways to improve our area for all who live, play, learn, and do business here.
APN was born out of a discussion that began on the defunct social network Everyblock. In the Fall of 2012 a small group of residents met at Eugene Field Park Fieldhouse who became the founding members of Albany Park Neighbors.
This core group of residents have been working to transform online conversation into offline action ever since, and we’ve continued to get more long-time and new residents involved. Since then, we’ve cultivated a Facebook community of more than 4,000, coordinated events, developed relationships with aldermen and local organizations, and disseminated valuable information about our community to residents.
If you identify as an Albany Parker, or live between the boundaries of Pulaski and the river, Foster and Montrose, please join us! Bring an open heart, rolled-up sleeves and great ideas
Albany Park Neighbors is registered as a not-for-profit with the State of Illinois, and we hold 501c3 non-profit status with the IRS.
Albany Park Neighbors is a grassroots organization founded in late 2012.
Current Elected Board Members:
President: Jessica Bouboulis
Co-Vice President: Laura Kehoe
Co-Vice President: Sarah Betterton
Treasurer: Eric Filson
Secretary: Sue Whalen
The board members make decisions by sourcing the input of the general membership. Please follow our Facebook page to participate in shaping decisions on community issues. We also pull in the expertise and wisdom of other members who have expressed a desire to increase their involvement in the group and neighborhood.
Current At-large Board Members:
Aaron Weaver: North River Commission board representative on behalf of APN
Joshua Sherif: community advisor
At this time, leadership is open to community members who have demonstrated a commitment to the group through regular meeting attendance, strategic planning and execution of events, and participation in volunteer opportunities open to the wider membership, including clean-ups, election forums, etc. It is a significant time investment, but emotionally fulfilling and intellectually rewarding.
Eligibility: To qualify, the person must be a resident of Albany Park and a current member of Albany Park Neighbors in good standing. Anyone interested in nominating someone (including themselves) can email email@example.com.