Committees

Our board is completely comprised of volunteers so we are excited to hear that you are interested in lending your expertise, skills and network to the development of our community!  Volunteer opportunities are available within the listed GSLA committees and if you don’t see a committee that aligns with something you want to see happen, let us know that too.

Events

Works to plan an exciting calendar of events for South Loop residents such as our monthly Neighbor’s Night Out, South Loop Beer Hop, Shop Local events, Community Living Board Forum, coordinate Movie in the Park sponsorships, and more.

Neighborhood Enhancement

This committee focuses on further improving the appearance and unique character of our neighborhood. The committee’s “Neighborhood Enhancement Initiative” was launched in 2019, and with donations from local businesses, was able to hire Cleanslate to clean up the trash and litter along Roosevelt’s streets and sidewalks once a week during the summer months. The committee believes that eliminating excess trash and litter will strengthen existing businesses and attract new ones, enhance the neighborhood’s appearance, increase property values, and attract new residents and visitors. Going forward, the committee is seeking to expand the size of the clean up area to include portions of State, Wabash, and Michigan, just north and south of Roosevelt Road. If you are a business or individual that would like to make a donation for this effort, would like further information, or have a suggestion, please send an email to nicelookingneighborhood@greatersouthloop.org.

Development

Provides the processes and structure for the GSLA to have a strong voice in the development of the South Loop community as a desirable place to live through active interface with Developers, the City of Chicago, and elected officials.

This committee is one of the first groups to hear about new developments in the South Loop.  Projects that are awaiting the City of Chicago Plan Commission and current developments are discussed and reviewed with the committee.

The GSLA actively encourages developers and businesses to share their plans with GSLA membership in an effort to understand a planned expansion within the South Loop community.  This forum provides a chance for GSLA to voice an opinion of the project and its impact on the community, and to provide opportunities to gather community feedback.

Membership

Ensures that individuals, families, and condo boards are aware of the benefits of GSLA membership.  Manages the member registration process and communications.  Identifies and coordinates member benefits.  Cultivates a strong network of community liaisons with other community organizations and member condo buildings.

Marketing and Social Media

Promotes GSLA events and other events of interest to the community through social media, blog posts, our community events calendar, and our website.

Please send an email to us if you are interested in joining or learning more about the committees – we would love to talk with you!