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SSMMA endorses Rick Reinbold for CMAP Board reappointment

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The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) unanimously endorsed the reappointment of Richton Park Village President Richard (Rick) Reinbold to another four year term on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Board during the Sept 28, 2017 dinner meeting held in Blue Island.  In the days following that action, as required by CMAP’s enabling legislation, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle provided statutory consent for Mayor Reinbold’s reappointment to represent the south suburban region. He has served on the CMAP Board since 2013  and has been an active participant and contributor.

“It’s an honor and privilege to continue to represent South Cook communities on the CMAP Board and to provide input on plans and policies that impact our region,” Reinbold said. “Our elected officials, business owners and residents care deeply about having a seat at the table when planning for our future, and the future of Metropolitan Chicago.”

Created in 2005, CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP has committees at the policy, advisory, coordinating, and working levels that play integral roles in the agency’s planning processes.

A Richton Park resident since 1952, Reinbold has served as village president since 2001.  Previously, he served as a village trustee from 1993-2001.  He is the owner of Reinbold Properties, general manager of Englund Properties, and president of the Chicago Cart Company. President Reinbold serves on many boards, commissions and committees, including the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus Terrorism Task Force (chairman), I-57 Corridor Council (chairman), South Suburban Airport Coalition Commission, South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (past-president, legislative committee chairman, executive committee, transportation committee), as well as others.

Reinbold is a founding member of the Richton Park Merchant’s Chamber, a Key Communicator in Rich Township High School and a member of the Family and Youth Initiative Task Force.  In 2004, he received the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Achievement Award.  A veteran of the Vietnam War, Reinbold is a proud member of the American Legion and the VFW. He is a graduate of Rich East High School and attended Southern Illinois University.  He is also a graduate of the Academy for Municipal Excellence at the University of Illinois.

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