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Tue, Mar 19


Innovate Springfield

2019 APA-IL Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day #PLAD19

Have your voice heard in Springfield on March 19, 2019!

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2019 APA-IL Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day #PLAD19
2019 APA-IL Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day #PLAD19

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Innovate Springfield, 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL

About the event

Join fellow Illinois planners, Illinois state representatives and senators for this 5th annual day of legislative engagement and advocacy. Help build the American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter's profile in Springfield as the most important voice on legislative matters affecting the planning profession and its practice in Illinois. Download our list of APA-IL Legislative Priorities.

The APA-IL Legislative Committee is organizing a full-day of activities. Our overall agenda (click here complete agenda .pdf):

  • 9a-11:15a - Breakfast / Importance of Legislative Advocacy Discussion with Representative Chris Welch (7th District, Chair - Executive Committee) / Capitol Orientation / Legislative Priorities. Held at Innovate Springfield (15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, click here for Google Map).
  • 11:15a-11:30a - Walk to State Capitol (410 S. Second St., Springfield) and Group Picture
  • 11:30a-3:45p - Planners Legislative Action Day at Capitol / Observe Senate and House Floor / Sessions / Attend Committee Meetings / Meet with Legislators
  • 4p-5:30p - End of the Day Reception, co-hosted by Rep. Chris Welch, at Arlington’s (210 Broadway, Springfield)

Nearest parking is available at the underground Public Parking Garage at the Old State Capitol, S. 6th Street, Springfield (Google Map: Enter off of 6th Street. CASH ONLY. Garage closes at 7pm.


If you are not sure who your legislators are, please visit the State Board of Elections before registering. 


#PLAD19 is a terrific opportunity to participate in our democracy at a meaningful level, by making our voices heard in Springfield, and establishing relationships with our legislators, while networking with fellow Illinois planning professionals.

APA-IL’s PLAD events are designed for both first-time and previous participants. Students are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend.

If you have any questions about the APA-IL Planners Legislative Action Day, contact APA-IL's Legislative Committee Chair, David Silverman, AICP at


(photo above: #PLAD18 attendees meet with Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie and IML official in Speaker Madigan's Office.)

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