[ApaIllinois] July/August 2014 APA-IL Chapter Highlights

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  July 2014 Chapter  Highlights  Edition 122   
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 In this Issue
  Latest  Chapter News
 Upcoming Events
 Follow-up on Past  Events
  In Other News
  Upcoming Allied 
 News & Events
  RFP/RFQ Postings
  Job Postings

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RFP/RFQ Postings

  View at:www.ilapa.org/rfprfq.html
	* RFQ: SIMPO 2040 Long Range  Transportation Plan
	* RFP: Ravinia Business District Signage Installation SurveyWant to post your RFP or RFQ on APA-IL's website? E-mail your  RFP/RFQ to editor at ilapa.org.

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

2015 APA-IL ISS 
Spring Conference
March 26-27, 2015
  Stoney Creek Inn
East Peoria, IL

2015 APA-IL State Conference
  Sept. 23-25, 2015
Bloomington-Normal Marriott
 Normal, Illinois
Job Postings
	* Economic Development Coordinator (part-time)
Village of Winnetka, IL
	* Planner I
Village of Palatine, IL 
	* Deputy Executive Director for Policy  & Programming
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL
	* Executive Director
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Rockford, IL
	* Community & Environmental Planner
HeartLands Conservancy, Mascoutah, IL
	* Economic Development Coordinator
Village of Lake Zurich, IL
	* Senior Planner
City of Fort Dodge, IA
	* Principal Trans. Planner
McHenry County Division of Transportation, Woodstock, IL
	* Community Planner/CDBG Coordinator
City of Naperville, IL
	* Transportation Team Leader, City of Naperville, IL
	* Program Associate for Transportation
Northwest Municipal Conference, Des Plaines, IL
	* Planner
City of Crystal Lake, IL
	* Community & Economic Development Coordinator
Village of Forsyth, IL
	* Community Development Coordinator
City of Palos Heights, IL
	* Economic Development Coordinator, Village of Lisle, IL
	* Building Official
City of Bloomington, IL
	* Grants Coordinator
City of Bloomington, IL
Want to post a job on 
APA-IL's website? 
Visit ilapa.org for details!

Latest  Chapter News


2014 APA-IL Conference early-bird registration rates end today!
Save $20 by registering by midnight tonight! Visit the conference website to find out more about the numerous programs, 2 mobile workshops,  planning officials track, social events,  awards program, and just added post-conference GOLF OUTING!  Sponsorship opportunities still exist!
Visit the 2014 Conference website > >

Submit your plan for an APA-IL Award by August 22nd!
The Illinois Chapter of the American  Planning Association is pleased to invite nominations for the 2014  Chapter Awards Program. New for  2014, nominations can be submitted in two categories, Project Awards  and Service Awards. The deadline for submissions is August 22nd.
Click  here for more information > >

Legislative Committee Survey Results Are In!
In June, the APA-IL Legislative Committee surveyed the membership to 
            get a better understanding of Chapter’s "legislative knowledge". The 
            survey provided the Committee with a solid list of action items 
            ranging from providing legislative updates to membership to lobbying 
            efforts. The most important item identified is the need for 
            education & training programs that address the legislative process 
            and advocacy. 
Click here to read the full report > >

Legislative Update
With up-coming November elections for the state 
            House of Representatives, one-third of the state Senate, and all 
            state Executive Offices, very little new legislation, if any, will 
            be considered during the November Veto Session. However, the 
            Legislative Committee is tracking two bills that stalled in 
            committee to see whether they will be revived  during 
            the January general legislative session. These two bills are: 
	* Sen. Pamela Althoff’s school zoning bill
	* Sen. John Sullivan’s wind energy siting  and regulations bill
In addition, we are also in the process of exploring other bills  that warrant our attention that may gain traction in January. Please  contact David Silverman, AICP, Legislative Committee Chair, at DSilverman at ancelglink.com with questions or comments regarding  legislative activities.

Upcoming  Events

APA-IL CMS Event: Chicago Zoning Reform: Tenth Anniversary Panel  Discussion & Reception | July 29, 2014 | Chicago, IL
It has been ten years since the "new" zoning ordinance took effect 
            in the City of Chicago. Hear about the impacts of the rewrite 
            followed by an engaging discussion with of those who shaped the 
            ordinance and work under it. A reception will follow the panel 
Click here for more information > >

APA-IL CMS Event: Realizing Potential: Land Banks, Demolition &  Planning for Vacant Land | Aug 21 | Chicago, IL
Since the Great Recession, municipalities have explored strategies 
            to stabilize neighborhoods and commercial districts. From land 
            banks, strategic redevelopment, and residential demolition best 
            practices, come learn how other communities are using municipal 
            policies and resources in the fight against blight and vacancy. 
Details will be posted to  ilapa.org/CMS.html in late July > >

National Planning Month is Coming!
Gear up for National Planning Month in October! The American Planning 
            Association has prepared several ideas and graphics for you and your 
            community to use. Visit  planning.org for more information > >

2014 APA-IL State Conference
Oct. 1-3 | Evanston, IL
Register and make your hotel reservation today! Early-bird 
            Conference registration rates end today. Last day for hotel 
            reservations at the conference rate is Aug. 22. Online registration 
            will end Sept. 26th. This year's Conference will feature numerous 
            sessions, 2 mobile workshops, a planning officials track, social 
            evens and a post-conference GOLF OUTING!
Click here to visit the Conference website > >

APA-IL ISS Mini Planning Charrette | October 10 |  Bloomington Jr High School | The ISS will be conducting a mini planning charrette with 6th  grade students as an activity celebrating October as National  Community Planning Month. The charrette, similar to the one at the  2010 IL Chapter Conference In Normal, will be coordinated by  Stephanie Ashe Brown, AICP working with the APA IL Public Relations  committee. The ISS discussed non-disruptive planning activities in  the classroom, how planning activity can help teachers meet  education benchmarks, and how the 2015 APA IL Chapter Conference in  Normal could be an opportunity to test these tools. Click here for more information > >

2015 APA-IL ISS Spring Conference | March 26-27 | East  Peoria, IL
Save the date! We plan on having sessions in East Peoria, Peoria, 
            and Washington and much of the conference is planned to be off-site. 
            The topics will revolve around disaster planning/recovery and 
            downtown redevelopment. A reception is planned for the night of 
            March 26 at the Oyster Bar restaurant in East Peoria.

Follow-up on Past  Events

UPPSA Students Clean Up the Little Calumet River
15 students from UIC's College of Urban Planning and Policy joined 
            other volunteers for a day of cleaning the Little Calumet River on 
            June 7th. Volunteers launched canoes and kayaks into the river and 
            headed upstream cleaning up the river along the way. Additional 
            participants included Illinois Water TrailKeepers, local families, 
            and students from Chicago's  Rauner College Prep.  Afterwards  participants learned about the ecology of the Calumet area and  opportunities to stay involved, including the Forest Preserves' new  Centennial Volunteers initiative launching Fall 2014. Thanks to Openlands, Cook County Forest Preserve, the City of Blue Island,  Illinois Water TrailKeepers, The Field Museum, Friends of the  Chicago River, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Chicago River  Canoe and Kayak, and REI for a great day. Please contact Curtis  Witek, cwitek3 at uic.edu, for  more information.

‘Lunch and Learn’ - for Planners on the Go and in the Know  Presentation
The APA-IL Diversity Committee held a ‘Lunch & Learn’ event at the 
            Chaddick Institute in collaboration with Moxie (LGBTQ urban policy & 
            planning professionals). Chris Choi, a Community Planner, with U.S. 
            EPA's Region 5 Office in Chicago presented his work with the EPA on 
            land revitalization, sustainable development, and green building. 
            Luke Hogan, an urban planner, software designer, and developer, and 
            founder of the PIXL Group, discussed how his PIXL Group team created a  web-based community outreach platform called CivicPage, currently in  use by the City of Hartford, Connecticut. He also spoke about social  media and online interaction and how technologies can create  meaningful public dialogue.

 June 17th CMS Planners Workshop: Future Suburban  Industrial & Business Parks. The session explored revitalizing  aging suburban industrial and business parks to retain and attract  tenants. The speakers highlighted what municipalities are doing to  compete with modern greenfield parks and what drives location  decisions. Retrofitting municipal regulations and financing options  for infrastructure upgrades was also explored. Thanks to the  session’s presenters: Geoffrey Dickinson, AICP,  Arista  Strungys, AICP, and Steve Marciani, AICP. Special thanks to Fran  Lefor for her help in organizing the event.

In Other News...

APA offers a partial exemption from CM Credit Requirements for  Life Members. Under a new policy established by the AICP  Commission (approved during the 2014 National Planning Conference),  APA Life Members must early 16 CM instead of 32 CM to satisfy their  CM requirements. Members must request the Life Member partial  exemption by completing the Verification of Life Membership Status  Form and submitting it to APA. Click here for the Verification of Life Membership Status Form.

2014 APA-IL CMS Registration Bundle. You can still get the 2014 Registration Bundle Information and 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. Read more  > >

 Do you stay in touch with the APA-IL? Join our social media pages and stay in touch with current APA-IL events. Can you believe that 400 people "like" our Facebook page?  If you think that's impressive, how about the almost 700 people that  have joined our LinkedIn group. Not into the social scene?  Don't worry, we continue to send out information via our Chapter's  listserv. If you are not receiving our e-mails please check your  personal information at planning.org.

Got a question? Did you know that the APA-IL hosts an online  forum where you can post professional planning questions to fellow members? 
Click here  for more information & to submit a question to the forum > >

Allied  Organizations' News & Events
	* In August & September, the Illinois Liquor Commission is running  the "TALK IT UP!" parental responsibility campaign which  encourages parents to talk to their children about underage  drinking. The ILC is looking for media partners wiling to donate  air time, web, digital and print space to promote the campaign.  This is a perfect community service announcement for  municipalities! Click here for details > >
	* Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana  Symposium | July 22-23 | Gary, IN
	* CUPPA Not So Much Block But Still A Party | Aug 21 |Chicago,  IL
	* Conference on Illinois History | Sept 25-26 | Springfield, IL
	* 2014 Upper Midwest APA Conference | Oct 24-26 | Mason City, IA

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