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4/5/18 - Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day!

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

2018 Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day April 10th | Springfield, IL

Join us for our fourth annual Legislative Action Day. The APA-IL is excited to bring the voice of Illinois' planning professionals to legislators in Springfield.

The APA-IL Legislative Committee is organizing a full-day of activities. We're finalizing details on this year's guest speaker and talking points - stay tuned! Please consider joining us for what promises to be an exciting day of advocacy!

Our agenda:

  • 9a-11a - Breakfast / Importance of Legislative Advocacy Discussion with Tim Mapes, Chief of Staff for the Speaker / Capitol Orientation / Legislative Priorities. Held at the Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel (701 E. Adams Street, Springfield).

  • 11a-11:15a - Walk to Capitol and Group Picture

  • 11:15a-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 at Arlington’s (210 Broadway, Springfield)

#PLAD18 is a terrific FREE 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.

When you register, you'll be able to let us know whether you will meet us in Springfield or are interested in other transportation options. If you have any questions about the APA-IL Planners Legislative Action Day, contact APA-IL's Legislative Committee Chair, David Silverman, AICP at

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