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Promoting civil discourse on pressing issues of the day across the North Shore

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About Us

The North Shore Civic Club is a registered 501(c)(3 ) non-profit organization who's mission is to promote civil discourse on pressing issues. We have monumental challenges facing us today and our unique perspectives should be an assets for problem solving, not a hinderance. NSCC is non-partisan and does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties. 


Contact Us

Drop us a note at info@northshorecivicclub.org

Write us at P.O. Box 124 Lake Forest, IL 60045

Board of Directors 

Don Adams 

Don has lived in many states after growing up on a farm in OK, including WI, and TX and has made Lake Forest his home since 2014 with his wife of 35 years and four daughters. Don is an award-winning executive with over 25 years of leadership in the media industry in positions at NCC Media, Warner Media and now the VP of National Sales of TelevisaUnivision. Don has served as External Communications Officer and committee member for the Lake Forest Caucus, and other professional boards. He has a special heart for adoption and continues to fundraise and advocate on behalf of international adoption.

Yvonne Bruce, Treasurer

Yvonne Bruce grew up in Ireland and came to the US to work in the pharmaceutical industry. Advocacy features prominently in her past with involvement in Concern Worldwide, a global NGO, Allendale Children’s Shelter, the Northwestern Hospital Women's Board and Gary Comer Youth Center. She currently is a state trustee with The Nature Conservancy and enjoys giving back to the community.

Mary Byrne Galea, President

Mary is active in a number of North Shore community organizations and has experience working with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private industry. While living in Washington, D.C. Mary worked for the U.S. National Arboretum and at the Bureau of Land Management. She has managed restoration projects on severely degraded landscapes across the country, often bringing together disparate stakeholder groups. She has received numerous awards including one from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for staging the U.S.-Russian Botanical Conference with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Partners in Conservation Award.

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