ECLG’s Board includes a variety of capable individuals such as, William Brown who oversaw the design and construction of facilities at The Chicago Botanical Gardens and Lincoln Park Zoo, Jens Jensen II whose great grandfather created the Jensen landscapes at Harley Clarke, Emily Guthrie former alderman and Director of Safety Town , Allie Harned whose home headquartered the “Save Harley Clarke” referendum effort, Bennett Johnson who is a respected Evanston community leader and civil rights activist; Architect Elliott Dudnik who oversaw vital preservation work at Harley Clarke, and many others including educators, attorneys, designers, historic preservationists, and artists.

Evanston Community Lakehouse & Gardens (ECLG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in December 2015 to restore and repurpose the Harley Clarke property and historic Jens Jensen gardens, while identifying the best possible solutions for its future use in keeping with Evanston’s Lakefront Master Plan.

ECLG is a welcoming board of Evanston residents who represent varied interests of the community in re-purposing Evanston’s iconic Harley Clarke estate into an enduring public lakefront house for recreation, education and celebration.



Emily Guthrie
President, ECLG
Baird & Warner Inc


Allie Harned (and Fitz)
Secretary, ECLG
School Social Worker


Patricia Stankovic
Public Relations, ECLG
Co-Owner, Etsu Properties

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Ellen Alexander
Legal Counsel, ECLG

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Patrick Donnelly
Vice President, ECLG
Film Producer

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Yoli Maya Yeh
Programming Consultant, ECLG


Alex Block, Secretary
Fundraising Consultant, ECLG
CCS Fundraising

Carlis Sutton
Community Advocate, ECLG
Teacher, Social Studies


Nancy Sreenan
Treasurer, ECLG
Adjunct Professor, Linguistics & ESL


Bill Brown
Construction Cost Consultant, ECLG
W.W. Brown, Inc.

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Bennett Johnson
Strategic Advisor, ECLG
President, Path Press Publishing

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Claire Kelly
Education Advisor, ECLG
Teacher, Evanston High School

Additional Board MEMBERS

Amy Riesborough Graphic Artist
Elliott Dudnik Architect & ECLG consultant
Larry Lundy Art Director
John Kennedy Software Designer
Jane McCarthy Consultant
Linda Damashek Harley Clarke Citizen Committee
Anna Roosevelt Professor of Anthropology
Allison Toonen Architecture Associate
Robert Crews Electrician
Darlene Cannon Consultant


The Jens Jensen Historic Landscape
Advisory Committee

Jens Jensen II
Project Leader
Restoration Ecologist and Landscape Architect
Julia Bachrach

Department of Planning and Construction
Chicago Park District
Robert E. Grese

Director, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment
Theodore Roosevelt Chair in Ecosystem Management
William Johnson

Former Dean Of The School of Natural Resources,  U of M
Professor Emeritus Landscape Architecture, U of M
Medal of Honor American Society of Landscape Architecture
Jensen Restoration Project
William Tishler

BS and MLA Landscape Architecture
Graduate of Harvard University with additional study at University of North Carolina, the Nantucket Preservation Planning Institute, Cornell University, and the Attingham Summer Institute in England
Donn Werling, Ph. D

Director Two Trees Memorial Arboretum and Gardens
Former Director of The Henry Ford Estate, completed the
Jensen Restoration Project at Fair Lane
Former Director of The Evanston Environmental Association and Lighthouse Nature Center


Jens Jensen II
Jensen Consultant, ECLG


Robert Grese
Jens Jensen Expert
Professor and Author