The Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) charge is to:
Promote public awareness of CMAP plans and programs, and encourage participation by citizens and other interested parties.
Assist in promotion and dissemination of public information and related materials.
Provide continuous and balanced public representation in the development of regional plans and policies.
Provide CMAP Board and CMAP staff with guidance that conveys residents' perspectives.
Ensure the effectiveness of CMAP outreach and engagement strategies by working with staff to serve as a "speakers' bureau" and connect us to communities to develop and implement the regional plans, GO TO 2040 and ON TO 2050.
Offer advice and assist as local advocates for CMAP and the two regional comprehensive plans.
Assist as implementation allies of GO TO 2040 and ON TO 2050 after its adoption in 2018.
Committee meetings are held at CMAP's offices in the Willis Tower (233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606) unless otherwise noted. These meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending a meeting, please send your RSVP to Cindy Cambray (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-386-8748). The committee's 2017 meeting schedule is as follows:
- March 14, 2017-Tour of Illinois Tollway Authority
- June 13, 2017-Tour of Chicago Union Station
- September 14, 2017-Tour of Riverwalk
- December 12, 2017-Meeting at CMAP