CMAP Weekly Update, 6-4-21

New study wins national award, helps guide service sharing in McHenry County

The McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study recently received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The study, developed with support from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), is an innovative effort by local governments to deliver services more efficiently.

 

The study features seven recommendations to pursue more service-sharing partnerships and other aspects of intergovernmental coordination, including joint purchasing and collaborative planning. McHenry County officials are already taking action on these ideas, including hiring a shared service coordinator to carry out recommended strategies and build on partnerships formed during the course of the study.

 

More than 40 local government units, including municipalities and special districts, provided feedback to inform the study, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program. Shared services is a key recommendation of ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Engage with CMAP on the Hegewisch neighborhood plan

CMAP is working with leaders in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood on a new plan to shape the future of the community. The neighborhood plan will identify opportunities for developing the local economy, accessing transit, and improving mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

The new engagement site, available in English and Spanish, gives Hegewisch residents and other stakeholders a platform to share ideas and identify improvements for the plan. Community engagement is an essential part of the planning process as CMAP works with the Hegewisch Business Association and 10th Ward Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza to develop the project.

Participe con la CMAP en el plan de vecindario de Hegewisch

La Agencia Metropolitana de Planificación de Chicago (CMAP, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando con líderes del vecindario de Hegewisch de Chicago en un nuevo plan que definirá el futuro de la comunidad. El plan de vecindario identificará oportunidades para desarrollar la economía local, acceder al transporte público y mejorar la movilidad de los peatones y ciclistas. 

 

El nuevo sitio de participación, disponible en inglés y español, da a los residentes de Hegewisch y otras partes interesadas una plataforma para compartir ideas e identificar mejoras para el plan. La participación de la comunidad es una parte esencial del proceso de planificación ya que la CMAP trabaja con la Asociación Empresarial de Hegewisch y la Concejala del distrito 10, Susan Sadlowski Garza, para desarrollar el proyecto. 

Students: Apply for virtual FLIP summer program

CMAP is excited to once again host a virtual Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program. We are seeking high school and college students in northeastern Illinois for this free summer leadership development series.

 

Sessions will be held on Fridays, July 9 through July 30, for 90 minutes via Zoom. Students are required to attend all four "FLIP Friday" sessions and will receive a FLIP certificate. Applications are due by Friday, June 11.

Attend the CMAP Board and MPO policy committee meetings

The CMAP Board meets next on Wednesday, June 9, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The MPO policy committee will meet on Thursday, June 10, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. 

Events

We Rise Together: Strengthening Small Businesses
June 7, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: The Executives' Club of Chicago

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

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CMAP Weekly Update, 6-4-21

New study wins national award, helps guide service sharing in McHenry County

The McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study recently received a 2021 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties. The study, developed with support from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), is an innovative effort by local governments to deliver services more efficiently.

 

The study features seven recommendations to pursue more service-sharing partnerships and other aspects of intergovernmental coordination, including joint purchasing and collaborative planning. McHenry County officials are already taking action on these ideas, including hiring a shared service coordinator to carry out recommended strategies and build on partnerships formed during the course of the study.

 

More than 40 local government units, including municipalities and special districts, provided feedback to inform the study, which was supported by CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program. Shared services is a key recommendation of ON TO 2050, the region's long-range plan.

Join CMAP in celebrating regional excellence

Have you worked on a project that improved quality of life for residents in the region? CMAP wants to honor you and the projects that have made northeastern Illinois a better place to live, work, and do business.

Municipal leaders, nonprofits, transit agencies, and advocates now can submit nominations for CMAP's first-ever Regional Excellence Awards. The program recognizes individuals and projects that prioritize equity, strengthen the resiliency of our 284 communities, and make the region more economically competitive.

If you know a community, agency, or partner organization deserving of recognition, submit a nomination by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. We look forward to celebrating these accomplishments and more during our inaugural State of the Region event on October 7.

Engage with CMAP on the Hegewisch neighborhood plan

CMAP is working with leaders in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood on a new plan to shape the future of the community. The neighborhood plan will identify opportunities for developing the local economy, accessing transit, and improving mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 

The new engagement site, available in English and Spanish, gives Hegewisch residents and other stakeholders a platform to share ideas and identify improvements for the plan. Community engagement is an essential part of the planning process as CMAP works with the Hegewisch Business Association and 10th Ward Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza to develop the project.

Participe con la CMAP en el plan de vecindario de Hegewisch

La Agencia Metropolitana de Planificación de Chicago (CMAP, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando con líderes del vecindario de Hegewisch de Chicago en un nuevo plan que definirá el futuro de la comunidad. El plan de vecindario identificará oportunidades para desarrollar la economía local, acceder al transporte público y mejorar la movilidad de los peatones y ciclistas. 

 

El nuevo sitio de participación, disponible en inglés y español, da a los residentes de Hegewisch y otras partes interesadas una plataforma para compartir ideas e identificar mejoras para el plan. La participación de la comunidad es una parte esencial del proceso de planificación ya que la CMAP trabaja con la Asociación Empresarial de Hegewisch y la Concejala del distrito 10, Susan Sadlowski Garza, para desarrollar el proyecto. 

Students: Apply for virtual FLIP summer program

CMAP is excited to once again host a virtual Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) program. We are seeking high school and college students in northeastern Illinois for this free summer leadership development series.

 

Sessions will be held on Fridays, July 9 through July 30, for 90 minutes via Zoom. Students are required to attend all four "FLIP Friday" sessions and will receive a FLIP certificate. Applications are due by Friday, June 11.

Attend the CMAP Board and MPO policy committee meetings

The CMAP Board meets next on Wednesday, June 9, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. The MPO policy committee will meet on Thursday, June 10, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. 

Events

We Rise Together: Strengthening Small Businesses
June 7, 2021, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Host: The Executives' Club of Chicago

National Shared Mobility Summit
July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
Host: Shared-Use Mobility Center 

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