College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Centers & Institutes > Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development > Programs > Municipal Design Review Network > Advisory Committee
The MDRN Advisory Committee members collaborate with the Chaddick Institute in assessing plans and topics for events and projects. The members have also volunteered their professional skills and experience to present topics and facilitate discussion at Network meetings. The Committee has recently formalized to represent a diverse range of Chicago area municipalities, and seeks to include various forms of design review, geographic and cultural diversity.
The current members are:
Consuelo Andrade Arguilles, Committee ChairCity of Warrenville, IL
Consuelo has over 15 years of planning experience in local government. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Community Development Director for the City of Warrenville. Her past roles included serving as Development Planner for the City of Rockford, Development Review Planner, Senior Planner, and Deputy Director of Community Development for the Village of Mount Prospect, and Director of Community Development for the Village of Villa Park. Consuelo holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago, respectively.
Jeff is the Director of Planning/Deputy
Director of Development responsible for providing recommendation on technical
matters to Boards and Commission, and assists
in administering and coordinating Development Department policies.
Jeff was the primary planner for the award winning Glenview Naval Air Station
redevelopment, directed arterial corridor studies, contributed to significant Appearance Code
updates, and oversaw downtown revitalization efforts that led to one of the
first form-based codes in the Chicagoland area. He holds a Master of Urban
Planning and Policy degree from UIC and earned a Bachelor of Science degree
from Michigan State University.
Andy Cross, AICP
Andy, a Senior Planner at Lakota Group, has nearly twenty years of experience as a municipal planner, including positions at a suburb of the Twin Cities and Highland Park, Illinois. Working with Preservation Commissions, Architecture Review Commissions, Plan Commissions, and City Councils, he has shaped local policy and helped citizen planners and preservationists achieve local success. Recognizing the power of partnerships, Andy has helped the development community navigate the local regulatory environment to realize their vision while making a positive impact on the built environment and to the community as a whole. Andy received his Master's degree in Urban Planning from UW-Milwaukee and is active in the American Planning Association’s Illinois Chapter. He also works with the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University as an Advisor, speaking in graduate courses and working with the Municipal Design Review Network (MDRN). Andy also works with APA’s Plan Commissioner Training Program.Liz Delevitt, Registered ArchitectVillage of Deerfield, IL
Liz Delevitt is the Planning & Design Specialist for the Village of Deerfield where she serves as the staff liaison to the Appearance Review Commission. Liz is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture. She has been with the Village of Deerfield since 2018 and worked in private architectural firms prior to moving into the planning sector. Liz has a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Emily A. Egan, AICPVillage of Brookfield, IL
Emily is the Director of Community Development in the Village of Brookfield. She works with the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Economic Development Commission. Her work has centered on community-driven economic development, placemaking, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and long-range zoning and planning projects. Emily is also on APA-IL's Membership Committee and Plan Commissioner Training Program, a Women in Planning and Development Board alumna, and a member of Lambda Alpha International. She enjoys camping, cycling and learning the drums.
Tom Farace, AICPVillage of Carol Stream, IL
Tom is the Planning & Economic
Development Manager for the Village of Carol Stream. He accepted this
position in early 2016. Prior to that, he worked in Schaumburg, IL for
over 15 years as a planner and planning & permits manager, focused on
development review and the “greening” of design ordinances for the village and
is a resource to the MDRN committee on such issues. He earned an MPA
degree from Northern Illinois University and a MUP from the University of
Ryan Franklin, AICP
Village of Schaumburg, IL
Ryan is the Assistant
Director of Community Development and Planning Manager for the Village of
Schaumburg. Ryan has been with the Village of Schaumburg since
2016. Prior to 2016 Ryan was the Community Development Director for the
Village of Matteson. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political
Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, he also has a Master
of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Alabama A&M University.
Diane Gormely-Barnes, AICP, LEED AP, ENV SP.
Diane has 30 years of planning and design consulting experience and serves as the Planning & Urban Design section manager at HNTB. Diane's projects have ranged from corridor, downtown, and transit plans to design guidelines and development standards. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University and Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves on the board of the Chicago-Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International and is a Planning and Zoning Commissioner in the Village of Indian Head Park, Illinois.John Hedrick, JDAttorney/Consultant
is a Senior Fellow to
Chaddick and the founder and Co-Chair of the Municipal Design Review
Network. A licensed attorney, John specialized in business and government
matters and has been involved in municipal planning issues for over 25
years. John was Chair of the Glenview Appearance Commission and has served
on various planning Committees for the Village. He is active with various
land use professional groups, including publications; and is currently focusing
on suburban Downtown development organizations. He has his law and finance
degrees from U of I Champaign-Urbana.
Scott Magnum, AICP City of Evanston, IL
Scott joined the City of Evanston as
the manager of the Planning and Zoning Division in 2016. He
previously worked as a Senior Planner with the City of Des Plaines, a Coordinating
Planner for the City of Chicago, and as a planner with the City of Long Beach,
California. Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a
double major in Sociology and Afro-American Studies before earning a Master of
Planning at the University of Southern California.
Dudley has 40 years’ experience in
urban planning and, management as well as community and economic
development. His career includes managing community development
departments in suburban Chicago including Park Forest, Oak Park and Gurnee, and
serving as a planner in Scottsdale, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. The author of
several papers and articles, Dudley also serves as an elected Glencoe Park
District Commissioner and Plan Commissioner of the Village of Glencoe. He holds master’s degrees from
the Ohio State University in urban planning and environmental science and
teaches part-time at local universities.
Stephen Robles, AICP
Village of Wheeling, IL
Stephen is the Assistant Director of
Community Development for the Village of Wheeling. Steve’s planning experience began as the
Assistant Planner for the City of Tamarac (Florida) and then as a Senior
Planner for the City of Indianapolis, where he also served as a member of the
Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Multi-Modal and Public Space Design
Committee. More recently, as the Village
Planner for the Village of Lincolnshire, and as a Project Manager for the City
of Naperville’s TED (Traffic, Engineering, and Development) Development
Services. Steve also serves and a Plan Commissioner for the Village of
Chris Sandine, AICP Candidate, LEED
Village of Libertyville, IL
Chris is the Associate Planner for
the Village of Libertyville, where he serves as the staff liaison to the
Village’s Appearance Review Commission and Historic Preservation Commission.
Chris received a bachelor’s degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio
State University. MDRN Advisory Council members are appointed by and serve at the discretion of the Chaddick Institute. For further information regarding the Advisory Committee, or selection criteria, please contact John Hedrick at email@example.com.