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REGISTER NOW for 3/19/19 Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day! #PLAD19

2019 Illinois Planners Legislative Action Day March 19th | Springfield, IL

Rep. Chris Welch

Join us for our fifth annual Legislative Action Day. The APA-IL is excited to bring the voice of Illinois' planning professionals to legislators in Springfield. We are excited to announce our morning speaker will be Rep. Chris Welch, 7th District and Chair of the Executive Committee. Rep. Welch has served the 7th District, which encompasses several near west suburban communities, since 2013.

The APA-IL Legislative Committee is organizing a full-day of activities.

Our agenda (download .pdf):

  • 9a-11a - Breakfast / Guest Speaker, Rep. Chris Welch / Capitol Orientation / Legislative Priorities. Held at Innovate Springfield (15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, 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).

DATE: March 19, 2019

TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Innovate Springfield facade


  • Meet at 9:00 AM at Innovate Springfield, 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield. (Google Map)

  • 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.

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

Innovate Springfield logo

Thanks a partnership between Northern Illinois University and University of Illinois Springfield through the Illinois Innovation Network, we will be hosting PLAD19 at the UIS social innovation and business incubator, Innovate Springfield. Innovate Springfield provides a unique, vibrant meeting space within walking distance to the Capitol.

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