The Act is model legislation that provides an immediate solution to high property tax burdens and the staggering number of blighted or underperforming commercial and industrial properties across the south suburbs of Chicago. The Reactivation Act is proposed as a pilot program that utilizes the existing South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBDA) and the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) to attract market-driven development to property that has been desig
Please send the following materials by email to: Skyler Larrimore, firstname.lastname@example.org 1) A letter detailing how your experience relates to the job being filled; 2) Your résumé; and 3) A short writing sample (2-3 pages) 4) Three professional references
Please join SSMMA in welcoming Victoria Nicholson, who is serving as our Census 2020 Community Outreach Specialist, a position funded by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. Victoria has been working in the nonprofit sector for 10 years. She completed her undergraduate studies in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Oral Roberts University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science Degree. From 2012-2013 she managed a home for homeless mothers and their children in Dal
Southland municipal leaders and officials met with Metra on Feb. 24 at the Hazel Crest Municipal Center to discuss proposed Metra Electric schedule changes. Metra is proposing revisions to the Metra Electric Line schedule in response to the implementation of the federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. These changes will mostly affect trains arriving or departing Millennium Station during rush hour periods from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.
Census data informs funding for things important to everyone, like neighborhood health clinics, after-school programs, college grant programs, and so much more. For more information about how SSMMA can support your community in getting everyone counted, please contact Sarah Kobetis, SSMMA Planning Director, at email@example.com.
“We’ve developed this year’s policy agenda on the priorities of the Southland, following input and listening to the needs of our communities,” said Richton Park Mayor Richard Reinbold, the association’s Legislative Committee chairman. “We’ve developed a consensus agenda that is simple and we can all buy into: One vision for the southern suburbs: a stronger, more economically vibrant and competitive Southland.” Reinbold presented SSMMA’s three overarching priority goals for t
Ten (10) 24-Month Violence Prevention Demonstration Grants in the amount of $300,000 each over the grant period ($150,000 per year); Six (6) 24-Month Recidivism Reduction Demonstration Grants in the amount of $200,000 each over the grant period ($100,000 per year), and; Six (6) 24-Month Restorative Practice/Restorative Justice Demonstration Grants in the amount of $80,000 each over the grant period ($40,000 per year). Grant periods will begin December 1, 2020 and continue thr
The SPC will work with GraybaR to fully rollout the program in detail to all SPC members and other eligible purchasers. In the meantime, we are pleased to announce a soft launch of the program so you can begin utilizing the contract immediately. GraybaR, a Fortune 500 company is a leading distributor of data/communication, networking, wireless, security, electrical and lighting products. OMNIA Partners lowers your overall project and purchasing costs while providing the quali
The deadline to submit LOIs no more than three (3) pages in length will close on March 9, 2020, and the proposed project must further SSEGI’s mission and strategies to accomplish inclusive economic growth. To learn more about the Southland Economic Transformation Grant Fund, please review the grant documents and register for the informational webinar on the SSEGI website. Please see a related media alert.
This makes the call to action for property tax reform in Springfield this spring even more pressing. The South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association, or SSMMA, which represents 45 municipalities in Chicago’s south suburbs with nearly 750,000 residents and over 20,000 businesses, is urging lawmakers to take up this challenge with a focus on near-term solutions that alleviate increasingly burdensome property taxes impacting homeowners and businesses alike. This includes passin
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) provided a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on February 3, 2020. The Funding Opportunity Number is 1439-1327. This program is listed in the Catalog of State Financial Assistance (CSFA) as 494-00-1439. Program guidance can be found here: Statewide Planning and Research Program (SPR) funds are federal funds for planning and research activities. The funds are used to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive frame
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addresses county, municipal and business officials at the launch of the Southland Development Authority at the Thornton Distilling Company in November 2019. There has been a great deal of talk recently about reviving interest and investment in Chicago’s South and West Sides, believed by many to receive far less attention than the city’s splendid and expanding downtown. But other portions in the metropolitan area also suffer from di
The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. No. 116-6) includes $350 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Grant Program and the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program. The amount of $315 million will assist first-responder organizations that need support to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types under the AFG Program, and the remaining $35 million will be allocated to fund the FY19 FP&S Pro
Local property owners are poised to save a collective $26.5 million this year, nearly half the $53.6 million awarded to area schools in the second year of the Illinois Property Tax Relief Grant program. Lawmakers in 2017 approved the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act to address how a lack of state funding for education has made communities too reliant on real estate taxes to fund schools…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown
Housing Authority Program Manager
The Village of Park Forest also seeks to hire a full-time Housing Authority Program Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Park Forest Housing Authority. This is a professional and administrative position within the Department of Community Development that works under the general direction of the Community Development Director. The position is responsible for overseeing the financial and case management for the subsidized single