[ApaIllinois] Jan/Feb 2014 APA-IL Chapter Highlights
Paula Freeze, APA-IL Editor
editor at ilapa.org
Fri Jan 17 10:34:52 CST 2014
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January 2014 Chapter Highlights Edition 119
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In this Issue
Advertise with APA-IL in 2014
Nov. 17th Tornado Disaster
Call for Pro Bono Projects
News from the Illinois State
News from the Chicago Metro
Allied Organization News
Upcoming Allied Events
SAVE THE DATE!
2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
April 10-11, 2014
2014 APA-IL State Conference
Oct 1-3, 2014
2015 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
2015 APA-IL State Conference
MLK Day of Service - January 20, 2014
...last call for volunteers in Urbana
The APA-IL Pro-Bono Committee has organized inspiring opportunities
for APA-IL Chapter members to join with other planners for the MLK
Day of Service on January 20, 2014 in commemoration of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.
To volunteer in Urbana, please RSVP with name, contact info and
location/site BY 3PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th to Lindy Wordlaw, AICP at lindy at cntenergy.org or 773-269-4012. Detailed information including times, locations, etc. will be provided to those that RSVP.
At this time, volunteer opportunities in Tinley Park have been
Support APA-IL By Advertising in this Newsletter!
APA-IL is soliciting 2014 Annual Sponsorships. The Chapter
is providing opportunities for sponsors to purchase "sponsorship
packages". These packages bundle year-long sponsorship opportunities
including this fall's must-attend event, the 2014 APA-IL State
Conference in Evanston, IL, October 1-3.
Why you don't want to miss this opportunity:
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Just follow these steps to get started:
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Step 2 - Select the sponsorship package that suits your needs
Step 3 - Complete the sponsorship form and e-mail to editor at ilapa.org
APA-IL is also offering One-Time Sponsorships for those not
interested in one of our packages. See our sponsorship opportunities for details.
November 17th Tornado Disaster Update
The November 17th, 2013 tornado outbreak across the midwest was the deadliest andmost violent tornado outbreak on record during November in Illinois. Major tornadoes raced across Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Severe winds damaged property from Iowa all the way to New York.(photo at right: Washington, IL (Phil Dick, AICP))
On December 6th, 2013 the APA-IL ISS Board held their board meeting in
Washington, IL and was taken on a tour of the disaster by Jon
Oliphant, AICP, Planning and Development Directory for the City of
Tazewell, Woodford, LaSalle, and Livingston Counties, which includes
the City of Washington, IL, was the hardest hit with winds topping
at 190mph (an EF4 tornado). Jon Oliphant, AICP, reported that
started at the southwest corner of the city limits and traveled on
the ground 45 miles northeast. 595 out of 6,000
homes in the city were destroyed and over 400 more were damaged. The
tornado destroyed 17-18 apartment buildings and 3 businesses. There
were 3 fatalities and 120 injuries. The
City is still cleaning
debris and started issuing building permits on December 2nd. Debris removal is estimated at $13M (although FEMA only will count $4.5M toward a statewide $17M trigger for
assistance - which has been appealed), while the whole City budget is $18M. The City’s EAV
will be severely impacted. A lot of support has been provided,
including the City of Washington Relief Fund at Morton
Community Bank in Morton, IL.
Stephanie Ashe Brown, AICP reported on damage at Gifford, a town with a population of about 950,located approximately 20 miles northeast of Urbana. She indicated that the water treatment plant and water tower were destroyed. The town is looking at an abandoned housing grant as about 50 homes were destroyed. There is a concern by residents that people whose homes were destroyed will not rebuild and will leave the area. (picture at right: at tornado-damaged house in Gifford, IL, (Sean Powers/WILL))
Call for APA-IL Pro Bono Committee Projects
Need assistance with your community planning needs?
The Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association Pro Bono
Committee is now taking inquiries from communities that are in need
of technical planning assistance in 2014. Our nationally recognized
group provides volunteer, short-term planning assistance and support
for communities and non-profit agencies needing assistance with
early-stage community planning projects. Our participating members
are among the 1,500 professional and certified urban planners in the
State of Illinois who believe in providing community service as a
part of our profession.
typically extends over a one-day period and may include activities
such as: charrettes, visioning workshops, master planning workshops, community
input sessions, visioning after disaster recovery, pre-redevelopment
brainstorming, and many other types of pre-planning projects.
Communities must be able to demonstrate a need, provide appropriate
support, and use the committee’s efforts to build local capacity and
long lasting solutions.
For further information visit ilapa.org. Interested in obtaining services? Send a brief inquiry to Committee Co-chairs, Amy Connolly aconnolly at tinleypark.org and Lindy Wordlaw, AICP, at lindy at cntenergy.org.
News from the Illinois State Section
We hope you can join January 18, 2014, 9am-noon, Loves Park City
Hall. The workshop is on Parliamentary Procedures presented by Nancy Sylvester, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules” and “The Guerrilla Guide to Robert’s Rules.” – for more information contact Nathan Bruck nathanbruck at loves-park.il.us.
Save the Date! Upcoming ISS Conferences are: 2014 Spring APA ISS Conference will be in Rockford on April 10-11, 2014 and the 2015 Spring APA ISS Conference will be in the Peoria area, date TBD.
The ISS is looking for a Region 4 Coordinator; the region includes
Decatur, Springfield and Quincy. Please contact philip.dick at mcleancountyil.gov if you are interested in filling this vacancy.
News from the Chicago Metro Section
On November 1st the CMS Programming Committee met to create the 2014 CMS Program Calendar. Volunteers were identified to help coordinate the events and information on organizing an event was discussed. Thanks to all participants.
2014 Registration Bundle Information Save 25%! The CMS Program Registration Bundle allows you to purchase admittance to four CMS programs for the price of three. The bundle can also be used by groups if you want to share with friends and co-workers.
Thanks also to the November 14th CMS Planners Workshop session
presenters: Ferhat Zerin, AICP, Principal of Ginkgo Planning &
Design, Inc.; Rita Tungare, AICP, Director of Community and Economic
Development for the City of St. Charles; and Amy Connolly, AICP,
Planning Director for the Village of Tinley Park. Special thanks to
Charity Jones, with the Village of Lemont, and Sean Glowacz, with
the Target Group, for their help in organizing the event.
Join us January 22, 2014 CMS Program: Creating Expert RFPs - This program will demystify the RFP process from the perspective of both the public and private sectors, with attendees learning how to hire consultants and win clients more effectively. This indispensable insider access will be beneficial for your community’s next RFP solicitation or your firm’s next proposal.
Allied Organizations News
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has scheduled its Annual Conference on Illinois History for September 25-26, 2014, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield. Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The deadline for proposals is March 11, 2014.
Upcoming Allied Organizations' Events
* 2014 Urban Innovation Symposium | Chicago, IL | January 31
* UIC's Urban Planning & Policy Program’s 40th Anniversary Celebration | Chicago, IL | Feb. 22
All RFP/RFQs can be viewed at www.ilapa.org/rfprfq.html
* Request for Proposals - City of Joliet Consolidated Plan 2015-2019
* Request for Qualifications – Future Public Plaza Vision & Placemaking Plan
Want to post your RFP or RFQ on APA-IL's website? E-mail your RFP/RFQ to editor at ilapa.org.
* Planning and Zoning Administrator, City of Evanston, IL
* Community Development Coordinator, City of Macomb, IL
* Planner, City of Highland Park, IL
* Principal Analyst, Strategic Planning, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago, IL
* Planning Manager, City of Urbana, IL
* Code Enforcement Coordinator, City of Urbana, IL
* Assistant Planning & Zoning Administrator, City of Elmhurst, IL
* Planner I and Planner II (two positions), City of Urbana, IL
* Development Planner, Village of Downers Grove, IL
* Project Manager, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Chicago, IL
* Community Planner, City of Naperville, IL
* Senior Planner, Allen L. Kracower & Associates, Inc., Lake Bluff, IL
* Community Development Director, Village of Sugar Grove, IL
Want to post a job on APA-IL's website? Visit ilapa.org and find out more!
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