In 2019 CMAP embarked on a collaborative process involving all staff to identify and adopt core values to guide the agency’s work and decision-making. Those values and definitions are:
Serve with passion
We are passionate about serving the people of metropolitan Chicago. We build public trust by being good stewards of public resources and proactively sharing information.
We are guided by the principle that everyone has a right to opportunity and a high quality of life. We work to realize equity for all.
We believe inclusion and collaboration strengthens our work. We seek out the voices of those who often go unheard or face barriers to public participation.
Lead with excellence
We lead on issues that advance the region. We believe in the power of data and the story it tells. We identify and share solutions and inspire others to adapt them for their communities.
We are driven by the desire to find more efficient methods to achieve the most impact. We do this by seeking new solutions to old problems, taking calculated risks, and daring to try them.