Bob was born in Springfield, grew up in DuPage County and now lives with his wife and sons in Evanston- ear where his great-great-great grandfather homesteaded. Bob represents the Evanston/Skokie School District 65/202 Legislative Task Force on the Council. He brings two decades of journalistic experience writing about agriculture, finance, and regional economies to his work as a public policy and marketing consultant. In 2009, he wrote the final draft of the Illinois Local and Organic Food and Farm Task Force report and became the basis for the state law authorizing the Council’s creation. In 2011, he advised a National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition campaign supporting a new federal regulatory rule that will require Farm Credit System to better serve small and beginning farmers. Recent journalistic credits on local food include Independent Banker, Fair Food Network, Smart Growth America and civileats.org.