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October ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon

The ILCMA  Professional Development Committee Presents:

Beyond TIF:  Economic Development Tools and Strategies

Economic development is a core function of municipalities. Tax increment financing is the most widely-used municipal financial tool to support economic development. This session will discuss other, lesser used, financial tools in the municipal economic development toolkit as well as strategies employed by municipalities to leverage other assets to help drive high quality economic development (regulatory changes, land ownership).  Presenters will also discuss specific transactions supported by financial tools other than TIF.

Geoff Dickinson
, AICP, Senior Vice President, SB Friedman Development Advisors
David Hulseberg, CEO/President, Seize the Future
Patrick Watkins, Community Development Director, Roselle
Joe Carey, Assistant Village Manager, Vernon Hills

Professional Development Flyer – Oct 2017

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

            9:00 – 11:30 a.m. In-depth Panel discussion

Cost: $35 for Professional Development Only -or- $55 if also attending the Metro Manager Luncheon “What Might Foreign Direct Investment Mean for Your Community?” ($5 discount). Members in Transition receive complimentary registration.

Cancellations must be made October 1, 2017.
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 October Luncheon:  What Might Foreign Direct Investment Mean for Your Community?

Over the past several years, the U.S. Department of Commerce has held an annual event to attract foreign investment into the United States. Known as the SelectUSA Investment Summit, the event attracts 3,000 attendees from all over the world. It offers a unique opportunity for states, local governments, and Economic Development Organizations to network with foreign investors that are approved through the federal program known as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Communities in the greater Chicago area are coming together to create a local version of SelectUSA known as Select Chicago. Select Chicago is a program of the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Economic Development Organization.

Come have lunch with colleagues in the Metro Managers Association and learn more about FDI and Select Chicago. The Metro Board encourages everyone to bring a friend to this valuable networking opportunity. Consider inviting a fellow Manager/Administrator who may not attend the Metro luncheon programs regularly. Finally, with topic at hand for this lunch, consider bringing your community’s Economic Development Director, Planning Director, or Economic Development Organization official.

Metro Luncheon Flyer_Oct2017

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. Networking

             12:00 p.m. Luncheon

             12:30 p.m. Presentation

Cost: $25.00 check or cash payable at the door (Interns & MITs are Free).
           $55.00 if also attending the ILCMA Professional Development Event“Beyond TIF: Economic Development Tools and Strategies

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 October 1, 2017.
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


  • Professional Development Event
    October 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon
    October 5, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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