We Will Chicago | Kickoff Conversation - Metropolitan Planning Council

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We Will Chicago | Kickoff Conversation

April 29, 2021, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CT

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Online via Zoom

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Get informed, inspired and involved with the future of the We Will Chicago plan. The three-year citywide planning initiative prioritizes equity, resiliency and engagement in order to create an inclusive vision for Chicago. Hear first-hand about the power of joining together to collectively identify, address, and plan for current and future challenges and opportunities.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, April 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m., will include an informative and energizing update on the ‘We Will Chicago’ planning process to create an inclusive vision for vibrancy across all of Chicago. Join leaders from the Mayor’s Office, City departments, and The Chicago Community Trust, as they reflect on what was learned from the pre-planning phase, highlight its key outcomes and findings, and set a foundation for the upcoming phases and next steps.

The forum will feature a presentation by City leaders as well as a moderated Q&A from community stakeholders. This virtual panel provides the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from the leaders organizing, coordinating, and supporting the first citywide plan in more than 50 years.

Who Will Lead the Future of Chicago? We will. And we hope you will, too.


  • Maurice D. Cox, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
  • Candace Moore, Chief Equity Officer, City of Chicago
  • Helene D. Gayle, President & CEO, Chicago Community Trust
  • Erin Harkey, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Planning and Development and the Metropolitan Planning Council seek to make this event as inclusive as possible. Se dispondrá de interpretación simultánea en español. 

Accessibility requests can be made by emailing WeWill@CityofChicago.org.(External link) 

Questions? Contact Gabriela Jirasek, Assistant Commissioner of Community and Digital Engagement, at WeWill@CityofChicago.org(External link).

This event is free. Registration is full, so please visit wewillchicago.org at the time of the event to watch it live.

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This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/virtual/detail/572

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