CMAP Weekly Update, 12-11-20

Pandemic presents opportunity to support biking and walking

As residents show increased interest in biking and walking during the pandemic, communities can create temporary accommodations now while planning for long-term improvements. Learn about the steps communities can take to support and maintain residents' interest in biking and walking in the years ahead.

 

McHenry County creates new position to coordinate shared services

McHenry County has created a new position to help local governments increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce costs through shared services. The position was a key recommendation of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program.

The new shared services coordinator will focus on implementing other recommendations of the study, facilitating collaboration between local governments, and documenting cost savings. ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, encourages local governments to pursue more service-sharing partnerships.

 

Future Leaders in Planning hosts international exchange

CMAP's Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program hosted an international exchange in late November with the Stanislas Institution in Nice, France. Eighteen students from FLIP and Stanislas learned about urban planning from a local and international perspective, participating in discussions on mobility, gentrification, and housing segregation. Presenters included CMAP planner Katie Piotrowska, Folded Map Project founder Tonika Johnson, Stanislas instructor Guillaume Jouen, and Lauriano Azinheirinha, general manager of the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur — Nice's regional planning agency. We look forward to providing more opportunities like this for students.

 

CMAP Celebrates: Tim McMahon

"The one thing that really interested me about CMAP was how it works at the intersection of federal, state, and local policy. I really enjoy bringing that regional perspective to governing.

"I was also drawn to CMAP because even though we are a transportation planning agency, there's such a wide breadth of what we do as a regional planning agency. It is very attractive to me to work on everything from climate and energy, to environment and housing, in addition to everything the agency is already doing for transportation.

"As an intergovernmental agency, we can see how all those functions work together to complement each other. One of the best parts about my job at CMAP, first as an executive program coordinator and now in my current role in federal affairs, has involved being able to talk to all of our subject matter experts across the board when something comes up. We need to tell decision makers how legislation will impact various programming under our jurisdiction in a proactive and consistent way, so our federal partners know the range of things that we're working on."

Tim plays an integral role in CMAP's federal outreach and government affairs work. In his free time, he enjoys taking strolls around his neighborhood parks with his new puppy, Marty.

 

Learn about Montgomery's unified development ordinance

Join CMAP and the Village of Montgomery for one of two virtual open houses about the village's unified development ordinance. CMAP is supporting this project through the Local Technical Assistance program. The open houses are on Tuesday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m. You can find links to these events on the project webpage.

 

Events

Tier II Consultation
GoToMeeting
December 17, 2020
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Reflecting on MPC Accomplishments Amidst a Tough Year
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 16, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

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CMAP Weekly Update, 12-11-20

Pandemic presents opportunity to support biking and walking

As residents show increased interest in biking and walking during the pandemic, communities can create temporary accommodations now while planning for long-term improvements. Learn about the steps communities can take to support and maintain residents' interest in biking and walking in the years ahead.

 

McHenry County creates new position to coordinate shared services

McHenry County has created a new position to help local governments increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce costs through shared services. The position was a key recommendation of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program.

The new shared services coordinator will focus on implementing other recommendations of the study, facilitating collaboration between local governments, and documenting cost savings. ON TO 2050, the region's comprehensive plan, encourages local governments to pursue more service-sharing partnerships.

 

Future Leaders in Planning hosts international exchange

CMAP's Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program hosted an international exchange in late November with the Stanislas Institution in Nice, France. Eighteen students from FLIP and Stanislas learned about urban planning from a local and international perspective, participating in discussions on mobility, gentrification, and housing segregation. Presenters included CMAP planner Katie Piotrowska, Folded Map Project founder Tonika Johnson, Stanislas instructor Guillaume Jouen, and Lauriano Azinheirinha, general manager of the Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur — Nice's regional planning agency. We look forward to providing more opportunities like this for students.

 

CMAP Celebrates: Tim McMahon

"The one thing that really interested me about CMAP was how it works at the intersection of federal, state, and local policy. I really enjoy bringing that regional perspective to governing.

"I was also drawn to CMAP because even though we are a transportation planning agency, there's such a wide breadth of what we do as a regional planning agency. It is very attractive to me to work on everything from climate and energy, to environment and housing, in addition to everything the agency is already doing for transportation.

"As an intergovernmental agency, we can see how all those functions work together to complement each other. One of the best parts about my job at CMAP, first as an executive program coordinator and now in my current role in federal affairs, has involved being able to talk to all of our subject matter experts across the board when something comes up. We need to tell decision makers how legislation will impact various programming under our jurisdiction in a proactive and consistent way, so our federal partners know the range of things that we're working on."

Tim plays an integral role in CMAP's federal outreach and government affairs work. In his free time, he enjoys taking strolls around his neighborhood parks with his new puppy, Marty.

 

Learn about Montgomery's unified development ordinance

Join CMAP and the Village of Montgomery for one of two virtual open houses about the village's unified development ordinance. CMAP is supporting this project through the Local Technical Assistance program. The open houses are on Tuesday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 17, at 10:00 a.m. You can find links to these events on the project webpage.

 

Events

Tier II Consultation
GoToMeeting
December 17, 2020
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Reflecting on MPC Accomplishments Amidst a Tough Year
Metropolitan Planning Council
December 16, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

To Top