The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. Founded in 1997 by then Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and leading Mayors from nine suburban municipal groups, the Mayors Caucus pushes past geographical boundaries and local interests to work on public policy issues. The Caucus provides a forum for metropolitan Chicago’s chief elected officials to collaborate on common problems and work toward a common goal of improving the quality of life for the millions of people who call the region home.
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus' Diversity Issues Task Force is exploring steps that municipalities can take to better address diversity, equity, and inclusion. This might include reviewing and revising internal policies and procedures that reinforce inequities within municipal operations; assessing social service gaps to ensure that vulnerable residents are receiving the support they need; or establishing a citizen commission to advise local actions related to equity and inclusion and improve relations with the community.
In discussions with local leaders, it became apparent that many communities are engaging with consultants to help facilitate this work. To support these efforts, the Mayors Caucus is creating a Consultant and Facilitator Directory to act as a resource for communities looking to bring in external expertise.
If you are interested in being featured in this directory, please fill out this form. For questions, please contact Katie Friedman, email@example.com. Thank you!
To express interest in participating in the Community Solar Clearinghouse Solution (CS2) Program for Residents, then please fill out this form. Filling out this form is the first step in the process. Once completed, please schedule a brief consultation with Mark Pruitt of the Power Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-921-3828.
This site will also allow you to upload documents later in the process, like the approved municipal resolution, utility bill for mailing list cost reimbursement, and required marketing designation documentation.
For information on the next steps of the process, go to our CS2 webpage at https://mayorscaucus.org/initiatives/environment/community-solar-clearinghouse-solution-program-cs2program/.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Greenest Region Corps! Applications for 2021-2022 positions will be posted later this year. A timeline for selection and placement of positions will be shared when the application is posted.
Across the Chicago Region, communities are voluntarily taking steps to become more sustainable and help make their communities attractive places to live and work. These steps are outlined in the Greenest Region Compact (GRC), a partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (Caucus) and the 131+ municipalities working every day as stewards of the environment, community and local economy. To learn more about the GRC, please visit: http://mayorscaucus.org/initiatives/environment/rec/
The Greenest Region Corps (GRCorps) is a partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps that pairs enthusiastic volunteers with GRC communities for approximately 11 months (1,720 hours) to lead sustainability projects. AmeriCorps volunteers will be recruited and administered by the Caucus but will be placed directly in one of twelve GRC community locations. The volunteer will work for a GRC community on sustainability projects that will result in greater environmental awareness and stewardship. In addition, volunteers will receive training and mentoring from staff at the USEPA Region 5 Office in Chicago. Volunteers will be paid a living allowance of $18,000 and will be provided health insurance. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of approximately $6,345. To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits of serving, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-network
The GRCorps program is currently in its third year. Read more about current member’s experiences and projects here: https://mayorscaucus.org/greenest-region-corps/ .
Complete the pre-application by typing your answers in the boxes. Fields with an asterisk indicate a required field before the form can be submitted.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Katie Friedman, Project Manager, at email@example.com
Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives at the Caucus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.