Dear Shorewood Community,
As the summer issue of Shorewood Today went to press, George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, sparking a national response to ongoing issues of racial injustice and systemic inequity that our country must work to resolve.
Our summer issue, produced during April and May, focused on our community’s response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting creative and compassionate initiatives by our schools, businesses, Village entities, the Shorewood Foundation and citizens. We also recapped Shorewood’s management of the April 7 election, which took place under unprecedented circumstances, and provided forms in every issue to both register to vote and request an absentee ballot before the next election.
While the magazines were being printed, bound and delivered to the mailing house, Shorewood and surrounding communities were mobilizing in support of police reform, the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic change toward racial equity. The magazine’s five stakeholders and our staff have decided to devote our fall issue to these topics and we look forward to working together and with community members to do so in a way that reflects the voices and ideas of African American residents, students, administrators and business owners.
Please reach out with any thoughts or comments to shorewoodtoday@
Shorewood Today stakeholders and staff
The Shorewood School District
The Village of Shorewood
The Shorewood Business Improvement District
The Shorewood Community Development Authority
The Shorewood Foundation
Paula Wheeler, Editor
Michelle Boehm, Advertising Sales Manager
Karen Parr, Art Director
Patrick Manning, Photographer
Jennifer Anderson, Writer