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 ability.
  • 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.  The 2019 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • April 9th at 10am
  • June 4th at 10am
  • August 6th at 10am
  • October 8th at 10am
  • December 10 at 10am





Geri Aglipay

Small Business Majority

Dasha Arias

Google Chicago

Sheri Cohen (co-chairwoman)

Chicago Department of Public Health

Michael Davidson (co-chairman)

Chicago Community Trust

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

Eden Hurd


Hanna Kite

Cook County Department of Public Health

Tiffany McDowell

Chicagoland Equity Network

Kirsten Peachey

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation

Greg Polman

Chicago Lighthouse

Olatunji Oboi Reed 


Enrique Salgado, Jr.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc./Harmony

Laura Schneider

Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center

Raj Shah, MD

Rush Medical Center / Center for Community Health Equity

Rosalie Shemmer


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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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