Suellen Burns, Senior Advisor — Millennium Reserve Illinois Department of Natural Resources–discusses the need for community input in identifying projects.
On September 24th, the Millennium Reserve Steering Committee, south suburban elected officials and community leaders gathered at Mi-Jack Worldwide Headquarters in Hazel Crest to discuss how to shape the future of the Calumet Region, which is part of the Millennium Reserve. This nationally recognized initiative is forging innovative partnerships and spurring action to honor the region’s cultural and industrial past, restore and enhance its natural ecosystems, and stimulate vigorous and sustainable economic growth and advanced manufacturing and logistics. They also listened to success stories of local projects led by Millennium Reserve partners and learned how to play a role. In addition, they got information about grant opportunities from Illinois state agencies.
For leaders who were unable to attend, the committee would like to provide you with a copy of the presentation and state grants/programs that are available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. In addition, they welcome the opportunity to visit with you or your staff to provide you with additional details about Millennium Reserve and discuss how we can work together moving forward. To view the slides, click elected officials event_combined_2013-09-24.
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