David Schulz is a fourth generation Chicagoan and grew up in the Galewood neighborhood on the west side of Chicago. His interest in politics and neighborhood organizing can traced back to his mother’s community involvement and walking door to door as a teenager to gather petition signatures placing the Guaranteed Home Equity Program on the ballot. “David received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from boston University and a master’s degree in Health Systems from Georgia Tech. His career has been in health care ever since with a substantial amount of it spent on the road. In addition to living in Boston and Atlanta for school, spending extended periods of time in other major cities for work has built an appreciation for effective (and ineffective) urban planning and design as well as a critical eye for neighborhoods that function well.
Moving to the University Village/Pilsen area 7 years ago was in some respects, a return home for him; his great-grandmother was married in 1914 at Notre Dame de Chicago, and his grandmother grew up in the area as it became the Little Italy it is today. As president of University Station Condominium Association, a 230 unit building located on the southern edge of the C4C area, David continues his community development efforts both internally within University Station and externally with the 25th ward.
David is excited to join the C4C Board to continue these efforts. He recognizes the immense – and still somewhat untapped – potential for this unique area with its ample transportation options and its close proximity to downtown, the medical center, and University of Illinois Chicago. He’s looking forward to growing even stronger ties to the area, and working with other individuals and institutions in the area to positively impact our neighborhood and its future.