Resume of Richard F. Ward (revised May, 2006)
2006 Inducted into "Chicago Senior Citizen Hall of Fame"
2006-Current President, NEAR - New Eastside Association of Residents
2002 Mayor Daley and Supt. Hillard presented "Community Builder Award"
2002-Current Chairman, Chicago Police First District Advisory Committee
2000-Current Facilitator-Chicago Police Dept.- Grant Park & Neweastside Beat 124
1999-2005 Contributing Writer - Condo Lifestyles and Landscape Buyer magazines
1999-2001 Director, Near North Association of Condominiums, 34,000 units
1999-Current Director, Harbor Point Condominium Association, 742 units
1999-1999 Chairman, Harbor Point Community Development Advisory Committee
1998-1999 HP Liaison, New Eastside Association of Residents (NEAR)
1998-1999 HP Liaison, Grant Park Advisory Council (GPAC)
1998-2000 Study Coordinator, Lake County gas-powered electrical plant
1997-2000 Chairman, Planning Commission, Village of Island Lake, Illinois
1996-2004 Volunteer Captain, Museum of Science and Industry, United 727 exhibit
1981-Current Owner/Manager of 4 rental condominiums
1966-1997 Pilot United Airlines, DC-10 Captain, retired 1997
1973-1985 Alderman, City of Des Plaines, Chairman of the Finance Committee
1974-1975 Author of 621-page municipal public comments on O'Hare sewage plant EIS
1981-1985 President of 137 unit Country Acres Condominium Homeowners Assn.
1969-1973 Commissioner, Mt. Prospect Park Dist., Chm. of the Finance Comm.
1966-1969 President of 630 member Devonshire Homeowners Association
1959-1969 Plane Commander, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
1955-1959 Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
1959 Illinois Institute of Technology, elected - IIT Man of the Year
1951-1955 St. George H.S., Evanston, IL (awarded full NROTC scholarship to IIT)
A Des Plaines Journal endorsement in April, 1985 during his successful write-in campaign describes the type of representation to be expected from Richard Ward: "During his 12 years on the City Council, Ward has become well-known for his meticulous style of representation. Often a lone voice, Ward's tenacity and courage on the major issues of hiring a professionally-trained administrator for the Mayor, and keeping a tight reign on city expenses have pushed the professional airline pilot almost into a class by himself. For nearly 20 years, Richard Ward's involvement in civic affairs has led to such things as the construction of Friendship Junior High School, and Friendship Park, the development of the city's central business district in the 1970's and a keen awareness of the problems caused by the Metropolitan Sanitary Dist. sewage plant."