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CMAP Regional Excellence Awards

CMAP Regional Excellence Awards

Overview

The CMAP Regional Excellence Awards program offers a unique opportunity for municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates to have their exceptional work recognized by peers from across northeastern Illinois. Each year, CMAP seeks nominations for individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make them more economically competitive. We celebrate these accomplishments and more during the State of the Region.

Past award winners

Meet the winners of the 2021 CMAP Regional Excellence Awards

Award criteria

Equity with Impact Award
Recognizes a plan, project, or initiative that advances inclusive regional growth and investment. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Improved quality of life for residents in the region’s economically disconnected areas

  • Strengthened economic opportunities for people of color and residents who live in communities with low incomes.

  • Created tangible results that addressed regional inequities

  • Used inclusive public engagement and innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Partners for Progress Award
Recognizes a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional plan, project, or initiative that targets regional investment in fiscally sound and equitable ways. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Improved regional systems and networks that address transportation, housing, natural environments, or water conservation

  • Managed public revenues sustainably to maximize regional benefits

  • Prioritized collaboration among organizations from different communities

  • Used measurable objectives to create opportunities

  • Incorporated innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Regional Resilience Award
Recognizes a plan, project, or initiative that helps communities prepare for and recover from economic or environmental challenges. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Strengthened the capacity of communities, infrastructure, and operations to anticipate or respond to challenges

  • Strengthened resiliency to address the rising risks of climate change

  • Created tangible results that addressed regional challenges

  • Incorporated innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Visionary Leader Award
Recognizes a person or organization whose leadership has made northeastern Illinois more inclusive, resilient, and economically competitive. A nomination should demonstrate the following criteria:

  • A vision for our region’s future that incorporates CMAP’s core values to serve with passion, pursue equity, foster collaboration, lead with excellence, and drive innovation.

How to nominate

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

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CMAP Regional Excellence Awards

Overview

The CMAP Regional Excellence Awards program offers a unique opportunity for municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates to have their exceptional work recognized by peers from across northeastern Illinois. Each year, CMAP seeks nominations for individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make them more economically competitive. We celebrate these accomplishments and more during the State of the Region.

Past award winners

Meet the winners of the 2021 CMAP Regional Excellence Awards

Award criteria

Equity with Impact Award
Recognizes a plan, project, or initiative that advances inclusive regional growth and investment. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Improved quality of life for residents in the region’s economically disconnected areas

  • Strengthened economic opportunities for people of color and residents who live in communities with low incomes.

  • Created tangible results that addressed regional inequities

  • Used inclusive public engagement and innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Partners for Progress Award
Recognizes a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional plan, project, or initiative that targets regional investment in fiscally sound and equitable ways. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Improved regional systems and networks that address transportation, housing, natural environments, or water conservation

  • Managed public revenues sustainably to maximize regional benefits

  • Prioritized collaboration among organizations from different communities

  • Used measurable objectives to create opportunities

  • Incorporated innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Regional Resilience Award
Recognizes a plan, project, or initiative that helps communities prepare for and recover from economic or environmental challenges. A nominated project should demonstrate at least two of the following criteria:

  • Strengthened the capacity of communities, infrastructure, and operations to anticipate or respond to challenges

  • Strengthened resiliency to address the rising risks of climate change

  • Created tangible results that addressed regional challenges

  • Incorporated innovative practices that can be replicated elsewhere


Visionary Leader Award
Recognizes a person or organization whose leadership has made northeastern Illinois more inclusive, resilient, and economically competitive. A nomination should demonstrate the following criteria:

  • A vision for our region’s future that incorporates CMAP’s core values to serve with passion, pursue equity, foster collaboration, lead with excellence, and drive innovation.

How to nominate

Nominations for 2021 are closed.

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CMAP Regional Excellence Awards