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Alyssa Knobel

Alyssa Knobel is a two term Highland Park City Councilwoman. Prior to her election to the City Council, she served as Chair of the City of Highland Park Business & Economic Development Commission. Alyssa works in support of the community as City Council liaison to various business groups, human service groups, and School District 112. She is a co-founder of the Highland Park Career Exploration Program for high school students.

Alyssa is a Partner in AM Communications and provides marketing and communications services to business, government, political campaigns, and not-for-profit agencies. She serves as the Communications and Development Director for the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. Alyssa began her career in advertising at McCann-Erickson and worked for Former State Representative Karen May (D-58).

She volunteers for numerous civic and charitable organizations and has chaired several political campaigns. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL), Northwestern Women’s Board, Board of Directors of the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Highland Park Alliance, and State of Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (ICHIP) Board.

The Highland Park Community Foundation honored Alyssa in 2018 with the Jack Blane Community Service Award and Jewish Council Youth Services (JCYS) named Alyssa as a Director for Life in May 2014.
Alyssa holds a BS in Communication from Boston University and is a 2012 graduate of the IWILTA Program. She and her husband Jeremy and two children reside in Highland Park.