The Chicago Metro Section (CMS) is a sub-section of the full Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association. The CMS covers the seven Chicago Region counties of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, McHenry, Kankakee, and Grundy.
Chicago Metro Section Executive Committee
CMS Executive Committee
Section Chairman - Brandon Nolin, AICP, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Vice Chairman - Drew Awsumb, AICP, City of Highland Park
Secretary - Gabrielle Mattingly, Village of Naperville
Treasurer - Justin Keller, Metropolitan Planning Council
Past Chairman - James Testin, AICP, SAFEbuilt
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Executive Committee Documents
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The CMS collaborates with local planners to develop a calendar of monthly programs each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities for fellow planners, students, and affiliated professionals. Some of the CMS monthly programs are co-sponsored with affiliated organizations, such as CMAP, UIC, DePaul, and the Chaddick Institute, which reinforces APA-IL’s capacity to form partnerships that help promote the planning field and form connections with other related fields, such as development, real estate, architecture, and design. In addition to its monthly programs, CMS also works with local student organizations to sponsor networking and mentoring activities, which help up and coming planners break into the planning work world.