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April ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon

The ILCMA Professional Development Committee Presents:

Eat, Drink and Be Merry…If Permitted by Code

From trendy food trucks, to vibrant outdoor dining scenes, to hyper-local craft breweries, today’s new food and beverage businesses have been adapting to a difficult post-recession economy and cropping up quickly across the state – are your municipal code and economic development processes ready?

These new and innovative businesses are racing to the market, and the new types of businesses don’t always fit into classic municipal codes and permit categories.  Municipal codes are major statements of economic development policy, but many haven’t been updated in decades.  How can communities refresh their municipal codes and processes so aspiring businesses don’t move on to other communities?  Which sections of the code need to be calibrated to seamlessly bring in these new businesses?

Join the ILCMA Professional Development Committee to get tips from three communities that successfully revamped their codes and business processes to create a climate that attracts new and innovative businesses.

Slated panelists include: Dorothy David, Champaign City Manager; Chris Setti, Peoria Assistant City Manager; Michelle Masoncup, Evanston Deputy City Attorney; and Paul Zalmezak, Evanston Senior Economic Development Coordinator.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. In-depth panel discussion

Addresses ICMA Practice Area 3: Functional and Operational Expertise and Planning

Cost: $35 for Professional Development Only or $55 if also attending the Metro Manager Luncheon ($5 discount)

Members in Transition – Register online or email Alex Galindo

Professional Development April Flyer

Cancellations must be made April 15, 2016.
Any cancellations or no shows after that date will require full payment. Payment not received by event date will be invoiced with a $5 invoicing fee.

Please join the Metro Managers for the April Luncheon: Strategic Planning for Sustainable Communities

Lyle Sumek Associates, Inc. has helped cities and counties to be successful and sustainable by producing and implementing strategic planning in their communities by creating effective governance practices, organization effectiveness, team building, budgeting and service prioritization.  The cities and counties have sustainable communities through having a vision and mission created using prioritized goals and outcomes with measures to judge the successes of the communities.

Speaker: Lyle J. Sumek, President/Owner of Lyle Sumek Associates, Palm Coast, FL.  Dr. Sumek has been consulting for over 35 years with local governments to create sustainable communities with effective leadership.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. networking – 12:00 p.m. luncheon

Cost: $25.00 check or cash payable at the door (Interns & MITs are Free).
           $55.00 if also attending the ILCMA Professional Development Event: “Eat, Drink and Be Merry…If Permitted by Code”
Members in Transition – you can now register online or email RSVP to

**ILCMA members – invite an MIT to lunch today!!

Cancellations must be made by April 15, 2016.
Any cancellations or no shows after that date will require full payment. Payment not received by event date will be invoiced with a $5 invoicing fee.

Questions about this form please contact Alex Galindo 815-753-5424 or

Metro Managers April 2016 Flyer Final

  • Professional Development Event
    April 21, 2016
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon
    April 21, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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