When

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT
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Where

Greenbelt Cultural Center 
1215 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
 

 
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Contact

Melissa Silverberg 
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) 
312-386-8641 
msilverberg@cmap.illinois.gov 
 

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.

Maria Choca Urban, Director, Strategic Planning and Policy for Cook County. Choca Urban led the county's first Long Range Transportation Plan in more than 70 years -- Connecting Cook County -- and works with municipalities through the Invest in Cook program, which provides grant money to cover the cost of planning and feasibility studies, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction associated with transportation improvements.

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.

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.