Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program offers funding and technical assistance
The Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program offers funding and technical assistance to help local governments update and retrofit public facilities to improve energy efficiency and save money. Proposals for lighting upgrades are invited before July 30, 2014.
Proposals for HVAC retrofits, boiler tune-ups, and other controls in public office buildings are invited before September 1, 2014
Emerald Ash Borer Grant Award Announcement
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus announces the recipients of the Mitigating Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Impacts on the Urban Forest: Municipal Grant. A total of 33 projects were selected for funding.
Municipal Leaders Join Mayor Emanuel in Urging Retirement Security
Mayors from Across Illinois Facing Difficult Pension Challenges Join Mayor Emanuel in Call for Reform
CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined on May 10, 2012 by nearly 30 Mayors of municipalities representing over 3.2 million Illinoisans who traveled to Chicago to express their support of pension reform to ensure retirement security for their employees and retirees and to urge state legislators to pass legislation that addresses their challenges.
Several years ago, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley recognized the need for a new spirit of cooperation between the Chicago area's municipalities. His vision was to unite Mayors from the six-county region in a common cause — to push beyond the boundaries of local interests in order to serve the greater interests of us all.
In 1997, Mayor Daley invited Mayors from nine suburban municipal associations to talk about this vision. The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus was formed out of that discussion.
Today, it is an active collaboration between Chicago and the suburban associations. It is a forum for independent thinking and discussion regarding important public policy issues. And, when there is consensus, it is also a powerful voice and force for change, creating programs and supporting legislation that improves our well-being and overall quality of life.
Much has been accomplished to date. More will be done tomorrow, not just for a few, but for the 8 million people in 273 municipalities that the Caucus proudly serves.
Welcome from the Caucus' 2012-2013 Chair
President, Village of Barrington
Welcome to the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ website on behalf of the Chicago Region’s 273 Mayors and Village Presidents!
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus brings our region’s leaders together to develop consensus and meet the many challenges and opportunities we face collectively as municipalities. By uniting regionally and working with the Illinois General Assembly, we are able to address topical issues and promote our constituencies’ interests across the state and nationally.
Our committees and task forces meet regularly to craft policy and act on current needs and issues. Guided by Mayors, they provide information, technical assistance, programs, and support to communities across the region.
This website will provide you with information regarding our work, and we hope that you find it useful.