Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Developments for the Brainerd Community Center

There is some outstanding news this week concerning the Brainerd Community Center project - the board of directors from the Brainerd Center has joined forces with the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation!

Read more with Mick Zawislak's story in today's Daily Herald.

The Brainerd movement has gained a tremendous amount of momentum over the past few months - these are just few of some of the highlights of the past year:
  1. The Brainerd Building was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, with a plaque unveiled during Libertyville Days this past summer commemorating the designation. The ceremony of the unveiling of the plaque was well attended by many in the Libertyville community who came out to show their support for the project, including Mayor Weppler, several Village Trustees and U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk.

  2. The Lake Shore Lynx semi-pro football team started to play home games at the Brainerd football field.
  3. The Brainerd Board has been mounting a PR/awareness campaign, including the sales of Brainerd Building Christmas ornaments, tours of the Brainerd Building throughout the year, participation in the Mainstreet Libertyville Twilight 5k Run and the launching of a new web site.

  4. The Brainerd Board, along with members of the Civic Center board had been working with the Village to look at ways the village can help out, without using taxpayer funds - such as the village working to secure grants, etc.

  5. The Brainerd Building is currently under review for the Landmarks Illinois list of top endangered buildings in the State of Illinois.