On January 12, 2011 the CMAP Board approved changes to CMAP's committee structure to aid the implementation of GO TO 2040. As a result, the Human Services committee will now be known as the Human and Community Development committee. Please update your bookmarks and information as needed.
The CMAP Human and Community Development Committee seeks to create a safe, healthy, vibrant, diverse and inclusive region where all residents contribute to the region's growth and have equal access to the region's assets, including, but not limited to clean air, water and energy; quality healthcare, housing, transportation, jobs, education, nature preserves and recreational opportunities; nutritious food, the arts and cultural amenities. The benefits and burdens caused by the region's investments and policies will be fairly distributed to all parts of the region and among all residents, regardless of age, gender, income, race, ethnicity, culture, language, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or disability status. Decisions affecting community residents will be made with a high degree of collaborative leadership and public participation, with special emphasis on disenfranchised populations.
The charge to the CMAP human and community development committee is to provide advisory input to CMAP staff and the CMAP Board to ensure that the implementation of GO TO 2040 facilitates the achievement of the committee vision and encourages public participation, especially from vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, low income communities, people of color, and older residents.
Near-Term Initiatives of the Committee:
- Provide input on Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program project identification.
- Provide input to assist in scoping specific LTA projects.
- Improve and coordinate, where possible, regional human and community development activities.
|Jennifer Becker||Kane County Department of Transportation|
Regional Transportation Authority
|Jennifer Clary||Social Impact Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance|
Sheri Cohen (co-chairwoman)
Chicago Department of Public Health
|Laurie Dittman||Mayors Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago|
Illinois Department of Transportation
United Way of Metro Chicago
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Chicago)
Center for Neighborhood Technology
|Brian Inman||Arts Alliance Illinois|
|Kathleen Fernicola||Asian American Institute|
|Mary Keating||DuPage County|
DuPage Federation on Human Services
|Ngoan Le (co-chairwoman)||The Chicago Community Trust|
|Rene Luna||Access Living|
|Gina Massuda Barnett||Cook County Department of Public Health|
|Watler Meyers||Northeastern Illinois Area on Aging|
|Karin Norington-Reaves||Cook County Works|
|Lynn O'Shea||Association for Individual Development (AID)|
|Greg Polman||Chicago Lighthouse|
|Jay Readey||Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights|
|Margie Schaps||Health and Medicine Policy Research Group|
|Laura Schneider||Lake County Health Department|
|Tina Viglucci||Gail Borden Public Library District|
|Tammy Wierciak||Metropolitan Mayors Caucus/Council of Mayors|
2013 Meeting Calendar
Meetings typically occur on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10am-12pm at CMAP in the DuPage County Conference Room.