2016 Transform Illinois Awards Luncheon - Metropolitan Planning Council

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2016 Transform Illinois Awards Luncheon

October 5, 2016, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL

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Transform Illinois is a statewide collaborative of elected officials and civic and research organizations who are trying to find ways to make our government work better at all levels.

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Event Agenda

    • Keynote Speaker Christopher Berry, Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
    • Presentation of Transformer Awards
    • Award winners panel

At a time when frustration toward government seems to be at an all-time high, it’s refreshing to take note of those who are truly transforming the way government works for the better. Government and citizen-led initiatives across Illinois are pioneering new ways to deliver better government services at a lower cost.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, for the 2016 Transform Illinois Awards luncheon, where we will present our second annual Transformer Awards to our Local Government, State Government and Citizen Transformers.

The event will feature a keynote address by Christopher R. Berry, associate professor in the Harris School, director of the Center for Municipal Finance and faculty director of the Master of Science Program in Computational Analysis and Public Policy, at University of Chicago; an awards presentation; and panel discussion on how our awardees successfully achieved greater efficiency through collaboration and innovation. They’ll also discuss why it’s so important, now more than ever, to promote and support local government efficiency efforts.

Award Winners

State Transformers

  • Ill. Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park)
  • Ill. Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon)

Local Transformer

  • Village of Algonquin, Ill.

Citizen Transformer

  • Century Hill Street Lighting District

The Transformer Award is given by Transform Illinois, a statewide collaborative of elected officials and civic and research organizations, including the Metropolitan Planning Council, DuPage County, Better Government Association, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Northern Illinois University, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois and League of Women Voters who are trying to find ways to make our government work better at all levels.

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MPC thanks Wight & Company for their generous sponsorship of this event.

For information on sponsoring a future event, contact Janet Myers at jmyers@metroplanning.org or 312-863-6010.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/event/375

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616 info@metroplanning.org

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