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Council of Mayors Calendar: The Council of Mayors publishes a monthly calendar of CMAP-related meetings.   Click here for the latest version.

CMAP Working Committees: In consultation with its partners, the CMAP Board has formed a number of working committees to address focus on areas of importance to our region and the agency. We've created a Committees page for information about meetings and other activities.

CMAP Board and Programming Committee Meetings: At 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, the CMAP Programming Committee will meet briefly to vote on approving the FY08 CMAQ proposed program.  Upon conclusion of that meeting, the Board will meet until approximately 9:00 a.m. When available, the agenda will be posted at the Board Minutes and Agendas web page. PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION of both meetings is the Illinois Institute of Technology, Hermann Union Building, 3241 South Federal Street, Chicago , IL 60616.

CMAP Leadership Workshops:  In May and June 2007, CMAP is holding a series of workshops in the region to engage local leaders in the challenges of implementing the 2040 Regional Framework Plan, a vision for the future. The workshops will provide an overview of the direction of CMAP and an update of the agency’s progress thus far. Participants will use an exciting new planning tool, the Centers Toolkit, which is designed to be a resource for local communities in enhancing their center places. CMAP will also facilitate a discussion around the upcoming integrated plan for land use and transportation, the Regional Comprehensive Plan, which is scheduled for completion in 2010.  Click here for the workshop schedule, including information about how to participate.

GIS Training. CMAP offers two-day workshops with hands-on training in the use of ArcGIS 9. Attendance at each workshop is limited to four people, each of whom will be provided a computer for the session. Datasets for northeastern Illinois introduce participants to basic vocabulary and project components. The workshop uses customized databases created by CMAP staff. Participants will receive a workbook and sample CMAP data to take home for further practice. The cost is $350 per person. To register for new sessions as they are scheduled, contact David Clark (312-386-8682).

Past Events

CMAP Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is posted at the Board Minutes and Agendas web page.  Please Note: If you did not register for a previous meeting, please call CMAP at 312-454-0400 and avoid possible delays when checking in at Sears Tower's security desk. A state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license) is required for entry to the building.

 

CMAP Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is posted at the Board Minutes and Agendas web page.

 

Free Seminar: On Friday June 1st, the Chicago Wilderness Sustainability Team in partnership with CMAP co-sponsored a half day seminar on “Understanding and Influencing the Transportation Process: Biodiversity & Green Infrastructure in Project Planning, Design and Implementation”. Speakers included CMAP staff, IDOT and private consulting engineers and landscape architect to discuss case studies. The seminar documents are available for download: flyer (217KB PDF), biographies (137KB PDF), programming presentation (484KB PDF), Rt. 47-Kishwaukee presentation (3.7MB PDF) and Stearns Rd. corridor presentation (2.7MB PDF).

 

CMAP Executive Committee Meeting: At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, the CMAP Executive Committee Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

 

CMAP Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. See the Board Minutes and Agendas web page.

 

CMAP Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. See the Board Minutes and Agendas web page.

Public Comment Session: CMAP is accepting public comments on the draft 2030 Regional Transportation Plan update, the draft FY08 Unified Work Program and the draft Public Participation Plan. Click here for more information and to access the documents. To facilitate comments, a public meeting was held at CMAP from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2.

Rain Garden Workshops: On March 24 in Beecher and March 31 in Marengo, CMAP co-sponsored public workshops to educate the public about rain gardens. Using native plants, rain gardens are inexpensive to create, easy to maintain, effective in reducing water pollution and flooding, recharging groundwater and attractive to butterflies and birds. Workshop participants learned what a rain garden is and how it can be part of an overall stormwater management strategy for a subdivision and a community, how a rain garden is created and maintained, and what plants are best. See a set of slides from the workshops, and a webcast will be posted at http://www.greenscreenmc.org. Funded in part with a grant from Chicago Wilderness, these workshops were sponsored by the Trim Creek Watershed Planning Steering Committee, Greater Marengo-Union Area Watershed Planning Steering Committee, Openlands, Campaign for Sensible Growth and CMAP.

Stormwater management training. CMAP co-sponsored a day-long stormwater management training session on Thursday, March 22, 2007, in Crystal Lake. The event was for stakeholders across the region, including county and municipal officials, zoning officials, engineers, planners, developers, consultants, and others.

CMAP Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. See the Board Minutes and Agendas web page.

CMAP Executive Committee Meeting: At 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, the CMAP Executive Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

Weather causes cancellation of CMAP Board Meeting

The February 14 CMAP Board meeting was cancelled due to the snow storm. This included the joint meeting with the CATS Policy Committee and the meeting of the CMAP Executive Committee. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Innovation + Integration Summit. On February 6, 2007, CMAP hosted a summit on the economic impact of linking jobs, housing and transportation planning. The all-day event featuree national and local presenters, including keynote speaker Mike Moskow, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The summit sold out, with over 250 registered attendees. See http://www.chicagoareaplanning.org/innovation/ for the program, speaker biographies, and other details.

CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting: At 8:30 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2007, the CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee Workshop: At 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2007, the CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee held an informal (and voluntary to CAC members) workshop at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

CMAP Economic and Community Development Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31. The CMAP Environment and Natural Resources Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7. Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will be held at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

Regional Water Supply Planning Group Meeting: The new RWSPG will hold its inaugural meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23 at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. Meeting materials are posted at the CMAP Water Supply Planning web page.

CMAP Committee Meetings: At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, the CMAP Land-Use Committee met jointly with the NIPC Planning Committee. The CMAP Housing Committee met at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19. For both meetings' agendas, see the 2007 Materials web page. The CMAP Transportation Committee met (click here for meeting materials) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19.

CMAP Board and Executive Committee Meetings: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. Beforehand, the Executive Committee met at 8:45 a.m. The agenda and related documents are posted at the 2007 Materials web page.

CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting: At 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2007, the CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is posted in the CAC Documents web folder.

CMAP Board and Committee Meetings: On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, the CMAP Board and the Planning and Priorities Committee met. The agendas and meeting materials are in the 2006 Materials web folder.

CMAP Executive Committee Meeting: At 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2006, the CMAP Executive Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is in the 2006 Materials web folder.

CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting: At 8:30 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2006, the CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is posted in the CAC Documents web folder.

Open Forum on Regional Water-Supply Planning: CMAP hosted an all-day forum on November 17 in Oak Brook to launch a three-year regional initiative to study water supply in Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. That event represented a critical first step toward creating a new Regional Water Supply Planning Group (RWSPG), which will be charged with making recommendations on water resource policies and plans. See http://chicagoareaplanning.org/watersupply/ for details.

Transition Committee Meeting: At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, the CMAP Transition Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. See the agenda at the 2006 Materials web page.

Executive Committee Meeting: At 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, the CMAP Executive Committee met. The sole agenda item was for the committee to adjourn to closed session to discuss employee benefits. See the agenda at the 2006 Materials web page.

Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting: At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, the CAC met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive.

CMAP Board and Committee Meetings: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. Prior to the board meeting, the Planning and Priorities Committee met at 8:00 a.m. Agendas and meeting materials are posted at the 2006 Materials web page.

Transition Committee Meeting: At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, the CMAP Transition Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. An agenda is posted at the 2006 Materials web page.

CMAP Board and Committee Meetings: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. Prior to the board meeting, the Planning and Priorities Committee met at 8:00 a.m. See the 2006 Materials web page for agendas and other meeting materials.

Special Board Meeting: At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, the CMAP Board met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The only agenda item was to vote on approval of the final draft CMAP Strategic Report, which passed unanimously.

CAC Meeting: At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, the CMAP Citizens' Advisory Committee met at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago. The agenda is in the 2006 Materials area of the CAC Documents web page.

Board and Committee Meetings: On Wednesday, August 9, 2006, the CMAP Public Participation Committee (8:00 a.m.) and full board (9:30 a.m.) will met. See the 2006 Documents web page for agendas and other meeting materials.

Visioning Workshop: At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006, the CMAP board met in a workshop format to develop the agency's mission and a detailed description of the work associated with each key area of focus. See the agenda (PDF) and slides (PDF).

Board and Committee Meetings: On Wednesday, July 12, 2006, the CMAP Public Participation Committee (8:00 a.m.), Planning & Priorities Committee (8:00 a.m.), and full board (9:30 a.m.) met. See the 2006 Documents web page for agendas and other meeting materials.

Executive Committee Meeting: The committee met at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006,. See the 2006 Documents web page for the agenda (PDF).

Nominating Committee Meeting: The committee met at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006.

RPB Meetings: On Wednesday, June 21, 2006, the RPB Public Participation Committee (8:00 a.m.), Planning & Priorities Committee (8:00 a.m.), and full board (9:30 a.m.) met. (Click here for agendas and additional meeting materials.)

Executive Committee Meeting: At 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19, the RPB Executive Committee met. See the agenda.

Public Participation Meeting: At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, the RPB Public Participation committee continued its closed executive session from May 18 to review candidates for the Citizens' Advisory Committee.

Public Participation Meeting: The RPB Public Participation committee met on Thursday, May 18, in the Will County room, Suite 800, Sears Tower. The only agenda item was to vote to authorize the committee to hold a closed meeting under Sections 2a and 2(c) of the Open Meetings Act to review candidates for the Citizens' Advisory Committee.

Committee Meetings: The RPB Public Participation Committee (8:00 a.m., agenda), Planning & Priorities Committee (8:00 a.m., agenda), Executive Committee (9:00 a.m., agenda), and full board (10:00 a.m., agenda) met on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Suite 800 of Sears Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

Transition Committee Meeting: The RPB Transition Committee met on Wednesday, May 3, in the Lake County Room of Suite 800, Sears Tower.

Committee Meetings: The RPB Public Participation Committee (agenda), Planning & Priorities Committee (agenda), Executive Committee (agenda), and full board (agenda) met on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

Transition Committee Meeting: Thursday April 6, 2006. The only agenda item was discussion of employment matters, therefore this was a closed meeting.

RPB Open House: An open house was held on March 29, 2006, at the new offices of RPB, NIPC and CATS. See the agenda.

Executive Committee Meeting: Executive Committee members met in closed session on Wednesday March 29, 2006. The sole agenda of this meeting was the continued review of Executive Director candidates.

RPB Meeting: Wednesday, March 8, 2006. See the agenda.

Continuation of Executive Committee Meeting: The Regional Planning Board delayed the start of its March 8, 2006, meeting until 9:30 a.m. The executive committee met at 9:00 to continue its closed session regarding the executive director interviews.

Special Executive Committee Meeting: The committee held a special meeting on Saturday March 4, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. The only agenda item was to vote to authorize the executive committee to hold a series of closed meetings under Sections 2a and 2(c) of the Open Meetings Act to interview candidates for executive director of the Regional Planning Board, evaluate such candidates and discuss any other matters related to the hiring of an executive director. This meeting was held at the City of Palos Hills administration offices, 10335 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills, Il.60465.

Public Participation Committee Meeting: Wednesday, March 1, 2006. See the agenda.

Executive Committee Meeting: Thursday, February 23, 2006. See the agenda.

Planning and Priorities Committee Meeting: February 8, 2006. See the minutes.

Public Participation Committee Meeting: February 8, 2006. See the minutes.

RPB Meeting: February 8, 2006. See the agenda and minutes.

RPB Transition Committee: January 27, 2006.

RPB Executive Committee Meeting: January 20, 2006. See the agenda and minutes.

RPB Meeting: January 11, 2006. See the agenda and minutes.

RPB Meeting: December 14, 2005. See the agenda and the RPB Action Plan (115kb PDF) approved at this meeting.

RPB Members Retreat: Friday, December 14, 2005, at NIPC's offices in Sears Tower, concluding the session begun on December 2 at the University Club of Chicago.

RPB Meeting: November 3, 2005. See the agenda and related materials.

RPB Meeting: October 20, 2005. See the agenda.




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