Thursday, October 5, 2017

Annie Coakley, Executive Director of Downtown Evanston

In this episode of The Lisa D Show Podcast we talk to Annie Coakley, the Executive Director of Downtown Evanston, about the myriad creative problem skills she brings to her job everyday. From attracting new businesses to designing public spaces for people to gather to public art, Annie works closely with business owners, citizens and the City of Evanston to make Downtown Evanston a gem.

Below are links to some of the topic we discussed;
  • New TOD building worked with EMAP to create a mural by Shawn Bullen. Click here to read an interview with Shawn.
  • May 2018 one of her biggest projects during her tenure, the redesign and launch of Fountain Square, will be live. We talk about Fountain Square project in great detail, you can click here to learn more. 
  • Oct. 15 is the 3rd annual Oktoberfest in the Farmer's Market parking lot featuring the sounds of DJ Dustin Harris and libations from 13 breweries!
  • Oct. 14: Open House Chicago features locations of interest in Downtown Evanston, click here for list

 "The Lisa D Show" is a podcast celebrating creatives, featuring 20-minute, unedited conversations that mimic the live-radio vibe, very low tech on purpose. Reach out to host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow[at]

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