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Landmarks Illinois 2022 Influencer Award

March 10, 2022 Landmarks Illinois hosted its PRESERVATION FORWARD spring fundraising event at the Old Post Office in Chicago. More than 600 people attended to help honor Tonika Lewis Johnson and six other women as Landmarks Illinois’ 2022 Influencers for being women who have shaped Illinois’ built environment and, through their work, are joining Landmarks Illinois in its progressive effort to create a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible preservation movement. Below, click the videos to watch Tonika’s thank you speech, a recap of the event plus Tonika’s honoree video.

Tonika’s fellow 2022 Landmark Illinois' Influencers are:
– Mariah DiGrino, Partner, DLA Piper
– Eleanor Gorski, Executive Director, Cook County Land Bank Authority
– Tiara Hughes, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, Senior Urban
– Designer and Project Manager, SOM
– Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director, People for Community Recovery
– Stacey Pfingsten, Executive Vice President, American Institute of Architects Illinois
– Alicia Ponce, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Founding Principal, AP Monarch

Tonika's thank you speech for her award as a Landmark Illinois 2022 Influencer.

Preservation Forward fundraiser event recap.

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