[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

  RFP/RFQ Postings

  Job Postings

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2014 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
April 10-11, 2014
Rockford, IL

2014 APA-IL State Conference
Oct 1-3, 2014
Hilton Orrington/Evanston
Evanston, IL

2015 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference
Peoria, IL

2015 APA-IL State Conference
Sept. 23-25
Bloomington-Normal Marriott
 Normal, Illinois

 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:
Step 1 - Visit www.ilapa.org/sponsorship_packages.html
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 
            the tornado 
            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. 

Project assistance 
            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  

 RFP/RFQ Postings

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.

 Job Postings
	* 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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