Human & Community Development Committee

Human & Community Development Committee

The Human and Community Development Committee supports CMAP in promoting racial equity and economic inclusion throughout the Chicago region. The Committee also works toward a region that advances shared prosperity and equitable and inclusive policies across transportation, economic development, land use, housing, health, governance, the environment, and related fields.

The Committee charge is to:

  • Assist in implementing ON TO 2050 and, in particular, the plan's principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment.

  • Provide advisory feedback to CMAP staff and the Coordinating Committee on work related to advancing inclusive growth, social equity and upward mobility, and health for all people regardless of socioeconomic background or disability.

  • Provide advisory feedback to CMAP in prioritizing policy positions, programs, and approaches, with a particular emphasis on supporting economically disconnected populations.

  • Serve as a discussion forum for regionally important issues, supporting exchange of best practices and relevant research, such as applying an equity and inclusive growth lens to policy and investment decisions.

  • Identify and support efforts for collaborative leadership and public participation for all people in the Chicago region.


See current and archived committee materials. Watch meeting recordings here.
 

The 2020 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • February 4 at 10:00 a.m.
  • March 23 at 9:30 am  **CANCELLED
  • June 9 at 10:00 a.m.
  • August 4 at 10:00 a.m.
  • October 6 at 10:00 a.m.
  • December 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Members

 

Name

Agency

Sheri Cohen (co-chair)

Chicago Department of Public Health

Fluturi Demirovski

Regional Transportation Authority

Laurie Dittman

Mayors Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago

Leslie Edstrom

Area on Aging Northeastern Illinois

Jackie Forbes

Kane County Division of Transportation

Joan Fox

DuPage County

Kendra Freeman

Metropolitan Planning Council

Melody Geraci

Activ Transportation Alliance

Jacky Grimshaw

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Hanna Kite

Cook County Department of Public Health

Tiffany McDowell

Chicagoland Equity Network

Greg Polman

Chicago Lighthouse

Olatunji Oboi Reed 

Equiticity

Cheryl Russell

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Enrique Salgado, Jr.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc./Harmony

Raj Shah, MD

Rush Medical Center / Center for Community Health Equity

Darnell Shields

Austin Coming Together

Janna Simon

Illinois Public Health Institute

Dominic Tocci

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

William Towns

Benefit Chicago

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Human & Community Development Committee

The Human and Community Development Committee supports CMAP in promoting racial equity and economic inclusion throughout the Chicago region. The Committee also works toward a region that advances shared prosperity and equitable and inclusive policies across transportation, economic development, land use, housing, health, governance, the environment, and related fields.

The Committee charge is to:

  • Assist in implementing ON TO 2050 and, in particular, the plan's principles of inclusive growth, resilience, and prioritized investment.

  • Provide advisory feedback to CMAP staff and the Coordinating Committee on work related to advancing inclusive growth, social equity and upward mobility, and health for all people regardless of socioeconomic background or disability.

  • Provide advisory feedback to CMAP in prioritizing policy positions, programs, and approaches, with a particular emphasis on supporting economically disconnected populations.

  • Serve as a discussion forum for regionally important issues, supporting exchange of best practices and relevant research, such as applying an equity and inclusive growth lens to policy and investment decisions.

  • Identify and support efforts for collaborative leadership and public participation for all people in the Chicago region.


See current and archived committee materials. Watch meeting recordings here.
 

The 2020 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • February 4 at 10:00 a.m.
  • March 23 at 9:30 am  **CANCELLED
  • June 9 at 10:00 a.m.
  • August 4 at 10:00 a.m.
  • October 6 at 10:00 a.m.
  • December 8 at 10:00 a.m.

Members

 

Name

Agency

Sheri Cohen (co-chair)

Chicago Department of Public Health

Fluturi Demirovski

Regional Transportation Authority

Laurie Dittman

Mayors Office for People with Disabilities, City of Chicago

Leslie Edstrom

Area on Aging Northeastern Illinois

Jackie Forbes

Kane County Division of Transportation

Joan Fox

DuPage County

Kendra Freeman

Metropolitan Planning Council

Melody Geraci

Activ Transportation Alliance

Jacky Grimshaw

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Hanna Kite

Cook County Department of Public Health

Tiffany McDowell

Chicagoland Equity Network

Greg Polman

Chicago Lighthouse

Olatunji Oboi Reed 

Equiticity

Cheryl Russell

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Enrique Salgado, Jr.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc./Harmony

Raj Shah, MD

Rush Medical Center / Center for Community Health Equity

Darnell Shields

Austin Coming Together

Janna Simon

Illinois Public Health Institute

Dominic Tocci

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

William Towns

Benefit Chicago

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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