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 
2001-Current     Website Administrator ( www.VP18.homestead.com )
2000-Current     Facilitator-Chicago Police Dept.- Grant Park & Neweastside Beat 124        
2000-Current     Website Administrator ( www.NewEastside.ORG)
2000-Current     Website Administrator ( www.155Harbor.ORG )
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."



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United DC-10 Captain Richard Ward over Rocky Mountains before retirement in 1997
                               Mayor Daley and Police Superintendent Hillard presented the
Community Builder Award                                          
                            "In recognition of your dedication and commitment to improving
                                                   your community and the City of Chicago"
                                                                       Richard F. Ward
                                                                        October 26, 2002