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  • May 28, 2014 APA-IL CMS Program: Do's and Don'ts of Successful Energy Projects
    Attend a panel discussion highlighting successful alternative energy projects. Learn how these projects were developed and are achieving energy efficiency and cost reductions for residents, commerce, and industry. This session will also explore the emerging types of alternative energies and provide examples of innovative strategies aimed at creating economic development and community assets. Presenters will discuss lessons learned while implementing energy projects. Find out about available funding from federal and local governments.

  • May 8, 2014 - UIC/CUPPA Student Poster Presentations
    Practicing planners! Are you seeking a young planner to fill a summer internship or part-/full-time position at your office? Want to see samples from the portfolios of potential candidates before posting your job opening? Or just looking for a networking opportunity? Join us to view the good work of local planning students and find out more about their career aspirations as they get ready to embark into the planning work world.

    This event is co-sponsored by UIC and APA-CMS. The event will be hosted at the National Hellenic Museum in Greektown near UIC. Please RSVP to cms@ilapa.org by May 1st.

  • June 17, 2014 - APA-IL CMS Program: Future Suburban Industrial & Business Parks
    This session will explore revitalizing aging suburban industrial and business parks to retain and attract tenants. Learn about what municipalities are doing to compete with modern greenfield parks and what drives location decisions. Retrofitting municipal regulations and financing options for infrastructure upgrades will be explored. More information to come. For program questions, please contact us at cms@ilapa.org. (Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 9:00 am to 11:00 am CMAP, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago IL 60642)

  • 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.

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Executive Committee


James Testin, AICP
City of Park Ridge
(phone) 847-318-5296
Todd Vanadilok, AICP
Teska Associates 
(phone) 312-577-7434
Brittany Bagent
Teska Associates
(phone) 312-898-6738
Brandon Nolin, AICP
Houseal Lavigne Associates
(phone) 312-372-1008 x111
Past President
Vijay Gadde, AICP
Village of Oswego
(phone) 630-551-2334


CMS Event Presentations



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