The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. It periodically offers grants and collaborative opportunities to local governments to support sustainable, vibrant communities.

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 120+ municipalities who are working every day to as stewards of the environment, community and  local economic vitality. To learn more about the GRC, please visit:

The Greenest Region Corps is a new partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities. The pioneer GRCorps is currently underway serving 7 communities and one non-profit group.  Read about the GRCorps here.  

GRCorps  volunteers work directly for a GRC community on a project that will result in greater environmental awareness and stewardship. Volunteers will be recruited and administered by the Caucus. A total of 12 positions are expected to begin  in the fall of 2019. In addition, volunteers will receive training and mentoring from staff at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College. The program is anticipated to start before October 2019 and volunteers must complete 1,720 service hours by September 2020. Volunteers will be paid a living allowance and will be provided health insurance. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award. To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits of serving, please visit:

Complete your application by typing your answers in the boxes. Fields with an asterisk indicate a required field before the form can be submitted. 

How to Apply:

Complete this form and click the 'submit' button to apply. Please also attach a copy of your resume as directed. 

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Gavin, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. EPA at  or Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives at the Caucus, at

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