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Meeting each other and meeting the drinking water challenge.

December 7, 2023, 9 a.m. to Noon CT

The MPC office in Chicago.

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council, Presented by: ARCADIS

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A face-to-face collaborative opportunity to work through real case studies with stakeholders, experts and peers, learn from one another and build a community of efficacy.

This is the third session of Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy event series. Learn about the series and the other two sessions here.

This event features the following speakers:

  • Gary Bingerheimer, Manager, Infrastructure Financial Assistance Section Bureau of Water
  • Deborah A. Carroll, Ph.D., Professor & Head, Department of Public Policy, Management, & Analytics; Director,?Government Finance Research Center; Editor-In-Chief,?Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs (JPNA); Collaborating Scholar,?Institute of Government and Public Affairs 
  • Drew Williams-Clark. Director of Bureau of Asset Management, Cook County
  • Darlene Hightower, J.D., President & CEO, Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Darnell Johnson, CEO & President, Urban Efficiency Group
    C4 member
  • David Kohn, Deputy Commissioner, Regional Partnerships, City of Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM)
  • Jeannie Krueger, Vice President & Area Manager, Arcadis
  • Paul May, PE, Executive Director, Northwest Suburban Municipal Joint Action Water Agency (NSMJAWA)
  • Laura Medwid, Post Doctoral Research Associate, UIC Government Finance Research Center 
  • Caroline Pakenham, Associate Director of Water Programs, Elevate
  • Nidhan Singh, M.B.A,
    Deputy Manager, Infrastructure Financial Assistance SectionBureau of Water
    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Learn more about these speakers here.

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