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Ara Goshgarian for 3rd Ward Alderman

Ara Goshgarian has lived in Lake Forest most of his life. He attended Everett School, Deerpath and Lake Forest High School. He then attended Carroll College, The University of Illinois (D.D.S.) and completed his orthodontic specialty program (Loyola University- orthodontic cert.). He returned to Lake Forest with his wife and four children to practice orthodontics with his father and has been in the community ever since. His children are currently attending and have attended both D67 & D115 schools.
Ara is active within the Lake Forest community. He has served on the Lake Forest Caucus, firmly believing the mechanism of the Caucus best serves the community. He is a current member of The Friends of Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Board, serving as Vice-president. Additionally, he is working with Alderman Newman and Beidler on the Deerpath Golf Course renovation project. Ara looks forward to hopefully expanding his community service as 3rd Ward Alderman. ________________________________________________________________________________________

Responsive Representation & Collaborative Leadership

Responsive Representation Ara believes that the greatest asset of Lake Forest is our people. His primary focus as your Alderman will be to actively engage the immense talent of our community. This is your City, and Ara will ensure that your voice is heard in its governance!

Ara Goshgarian for Lake Forest

Collaborative Leadership - Ara believes that an Alderman should always look to bring people together around shared goals and values. He has the personality and disposition to develop consensus around the priorities of the neighborhoods in Lake Forest's 3rd Ward. His collaborative approach would offer vigorous and conscientious oversight while preserving the City Council’s ability to govern efficiently and responsibly. Ara understands that serving on Lake Forest’s City Council is different than being a community activist.