Invest in Communities - LGDF
The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) has joined forces with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), The Illinois Municipal League, Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo), and 9 other regional councils of government to launch the Invest In Communities campaign to restore the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).
DMMC offers resources for municipalities, organizations, and local officials to engage citizens and local leaders, educate residents, and emphasize the importance of this revenue source.
Download the communication resources below.
For more information, contact Kimberly White, Policy Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Drop-In - A prepared draft article for use in municipal newsletters, which can also be accessed online here. We ask that you consider emphasizing the importance of this revenue source in your newsletter and/or website. This is also an opportunity for you to share your individual municipal fact sheet. Examples are available here. If you don’t yet have one, you could utilize the statewide fact sheet. Anything to connect this revenue stream to the betterment of your community would be of value.
Website - A website has been created to engage citizens and legislators on LDGF. Please check out InvestInCommunities.org and consider using social media and other outlets to direct your citizens to this data source. The website features community fact sheets, information on how to contact legislators, and social media posts that can be easily shared.
Social Media - To keep up the momentum, we also want to establish a strong social media presence that will help educate your residents and inform lawmakers about the importance of LGDF to our communities. Click here to access the Invest In Communities social media toolkit, which we encourage you to utilize on your platforms and encourage your residents to share using #InvestInCommunities.