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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. HVAC retrofits, boiler tune-ups, and other controls in public office buildings are invited by September 30, 2014 to be eligible for additional ‘early bird’ funding incentives. All project proposals are due by November, 1, 2014.
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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.
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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.

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Eight Forty Eight: Area mayors look for opportunities to collaborate with Chicago

Suburban mayors meet with Mayor Emanuel

A forum for discussion
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.

Karen Darch - President, Village of Barrington Welcome from the Caucus' 2012-2013 Chair

Karen Darch
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.



The News Room

Updated: June 20, 2014

  • Ash borers well on way to costing Chicago area millions
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  • Energy Savings Program
    Effective immediately, our new price is 5.49¢/kWh. Sign up here.
  • FREE Energy Audits:
    SEDAC is offering FREE energy audits to save energy and save money. Please note on the application you were referred by MMC-360EG. Click here
  • Protecting the Local Portion of State-Shared Revenues: Resource page updated with news stories, videos, articles and tool. Click here.
  • Comcast Franchise Agreement Template Now Available: Cover Memo, Agreement Template, and Drafters Notes
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  • Service Delivery Task Force: To download the first report to the full Caucus, click here.
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Resource Links

City of Chicago

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Clean Air Counts

DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois Is Broke

Illinois Municipal League

Lake County Municipal League

McHenry County Council of Governments

Metro West Council of Governments

National League of Cities

Northwest Municipal Conference

Pension Fairness Coalition

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

Southwest Conference of Mayors

U.S. Census Partners

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

West Central Municipal Conference

Will County Governmental League