Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
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Greenbelt Cultural Center 
1215 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

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Melissa Silverberg 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 

Making it happen -- from plan to project 

Accessing funding for local infrastructure investments can seem like a confusing maze, but planning ahead can mean real dollars for your community. Hear from a panel of experts about how to prioritize your plan recommendations for funding and implementation and get hands-on advice for your grant program applications.

Panelists will include:

Erin Aleman, CMAP Executive Director. Before being appointed to lead CMAP in June 2019, Aleman was Vice President at Metro Strategies, a policy and advocacy consulting firm, and previously worked as Director of the Office of Planning and Programming at the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Tomohiko (Tomo) Music, Senior Planner, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. Music led the Department’s the creation and rollout the Invest in Cook transportation grant program and projects related to implementation of Connecting Cook County, the county’s first Long Range Transportation Plan in more than 70 years.

 Sarah Coulter, Executive Director, Calumet Collaborative. Coulter has more than 12 years of experience in economic development and community building through sustainable practices and principles including three years as south suburban Village of Park Forest’s sustainability coordinator.

Mike Warner, Executive Director at the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission.

This event is one of several hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) that will connect local leaders and provide expert advice about how ON TO 2050 -- the region's new comprehensive plan -- can make a difference in your community. 

Each event will help you make meaningful connections with other communities and collaborate on some of our region’s toughest issues. A resource fair with opportunities and educational materials from CMAP's local and regional partners will also be available at each event. The Small Plans, Big Ideas event series will coincide with the 2019 joint call for projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning programs.  

Contact onto2050@cmap.illinois.gov or 312-386-8802 with questions or to request reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Register today, and check back for more information on the event.