Make the most of your membership by joining one of our volunteer committees! 

Volunteer Committees

  • Membership Division Committee

    Join members in welcoming new and prospective members to The Magnificent Mile Association. Greet members at events and participate in monthly member-to-member outreach, focusing on recruitment and retention.

    • Meets once a month
    • Minimum six month active Association member requirement
  • Marketing Division Committee

    The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Operations: Plan the annual holiday lighting of the Magnificent Mile. Assist in the planning and execution of operations for the first holiday celebration of the year including Lights Festival Lane, procession staging and disembarking, safety management, volunteer recruitment and more.

    • Meets April - November
    • New Committee Members WELCOME!
  • Meeting and Events Division Committee

    The Magnificent Mile Association produces a variety of events that provide members opportunities to network and interact with peers, gain knowledge and information to information to improve their business. The Meetings and Events Division Committee will afford members the opportunity for professional development through participation in a specialized peer group designed to grow leadership skills and experience.

    • Meets once a month.
    • New Committee Members WELCOME!
  • Planning and Advocacy Division Committee

    Public Way Committee: Encourages quality improvements to the public way. Monitors maintenance, sidewalk conditions, bus shelters, etc. Reviews Avenue gardens and presents the annual Beautification Awards.

    Traffic & Transportation Committee: Monitors and evaluates traffic related issued and proposals. Involved in long-term planning of the transportation needs to serve The Magnificent Mile Business District.

    Michigan Avenue By The Numbers: Compiles economic, physical and social data and information on the North Michigan Avenue District. Provides periodic updates to the Association's data resource 'Michigan Avenue By The Numbers.'

    • These committees meet once a Month, January - November
    • New Members are WELCOME!


    The following committees are by appointment:

    • Advocacy Committee
    • 21st Century Planning Committee
    • Project Review Committee
    • Sign and Urban Design Committee
    • Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • The Magnificent Mile Association Charitable Foundation Committee

    Assist The Magnificent Mile Charitable Foundation Board in raising finds that support neighborhood charities, area educational institutions and area programs focusing on serving children and homelessness within The Magnificent Mile district.

    • Meets year round
    • New committee members are WELCOME!

Looking to get involved?

For more information, please contact:

Karen Hickey

Director of Membership

   [email protected]    773 288 9477

Division Leadership

Doug Dean

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile


Stacy Kolios

900 North Michigan Shops

Walt Chadick

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker


Dan Gibbons

Tur Partners

Nichole Williamson



Chris Howard

AV Concepts

Planning and Advocacy Division

Laura Bossert

CBRE/Asset Services

Lori Olson

Zeller Realty Group


Project Review Committee

Michael Csar

Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Lee Golub

Golub and Company


Sign and Urban Design Committee:

Randy Kurzman

Kurzman Architecture, LLC

Jennifer Siragusa



Public Way Committee:

Erik Grossnickle

Bartlett Tree Experts


Traffic & Transportation Committee:

John Curran

Big Bus Tours

Michael Werthmann

KLOA, Inc.



Security & Emergency Preparedness Committee:

Amber Adams

Louis Vuitton

Julio Anguilera

Premier Security Corp.


Advocacy Committee:

Robert Christie

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Grant DePorter

Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

Donovan Pepper

Walgreens Co.


21st Century Planning Committee:

Christine Carlyle

Solomon, Cordwell Buenz & Associates


Michigan Avenue 'By The Numbers' Committee:

Lara Keene

Mid America Real Estate Corp.

Gail Spreen

Related Realty


Homeless and Pandhandling Task Force:

Damien McArdle

The Drake Hotel

Robert Christie

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare