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ILCMA & IPELRA present Social Media and Local Government "The New Influence" & The April Metro Luncheon

The ILCMA Professional Development Committee in Collaboration with IPELRA invite you to an interactive, engaging and informative seminar titled:  

Social Media and Local Government “The New Influence”

Panel facilitation and seminar discussions will be led by Marian Gibson, ICMA-CM, Special Projects Coordinator for Village of Romeoville.

 Guest Presenters/Panelists include:

  • Melanie Santostefano, P. Public Relations, Vicarious Productions, Inc.
  • Ghida S. Neukirch, City Manager, City of Highland Park, IL
  • Greg Jones, Attorney/Partner, Ancel Glink
  • Megan Meyer, Assistant to the Village Manager, Village of Glencoe, IL

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas: (2) Community Engagement;(9) Community and Resident Service; and(14) Communication and Information Sharing

Cancellations must be made by April 15, 2019. Any cancellations after that date will require full payment. Payment not received by event date will be invoiced with a $5 invoicing fee.

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Metro Managers present the April Luncheon

Current Status of the Recreational Cannabis Initiative:  The potential impacts to communities

Illinois has been gradually moving toward legalization of recreational cannabis since medical use began in 2013. Illinois State Senator Heather Steans and Representative Kelly Cassidy state that they soon will introduce a bill to legalize recreational use for people 21 and older. It is reported that Governor Pritzker will act quickly on legalization when it is presented to him. As debate starts this Spring, municipalities should be thinking about whether and how to get a grip on the impacts to come.

Mark Burkland and Stew Weiss from Holland & Knight have been monitoring the initiative closely. They will present the current status of the proposed bill. They also will discuss the expected provisions of the bill regarding taxation, level of local control, and other key elements proposed by the bill’s sponsors.

We expect that this will be a good opportunity to discuss the matter and ask questions. Please feel free to invite your Police Chiefs, Community Development Directors and others as you deem appropriate.

11:30 AM Networking
Noon Lunch
12:30 PM Presentation

Cancellations must be made by April 15, 2019. Any cancellations after that date will require full payment.


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  • ILCMA & IPELRA Professional Development Event
    April 18, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon
    April 18, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Illinois, 60148, United States

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