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Transforming Waste in Chicagoland

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Delta Institute invites municipal representatives, policymakers, nonprofit partners, and waste industry representatives to join us for a symposium on waste management challenges and best practices in the Chicagoland region. RSVP to by Friday, September 19!


8:30-9:00 AM              Registration, Coffee

9:00-9:45 AM           Welcome and Overview of Regional Waste Findings

Randy Blankenhorn, CMAP Executive Director

Jean Pogge, Delta Institute CEO

Eve Pytel, Delta Institute Director of Strategic Priorities

9:45-10:45 AM          Making Cook County a Model of Sustainability

Deborah Stone, Cook County Department of Environmental Control Chief Sustainability Officer

Ed Paesel, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Executive Director

Suzette Robinson, City of Evanston Director of Public Works

Karen Rozmus, Village of Oak Park Environmental Services Manager

11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Regional Best Practices

Martin Seaman, Resource Recycling Systems Principal (Moderator)

Catherine O’Connor, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Director of Engineering

Rick Bulthuis, National Waste & Recycling Association, Illinois Chapter Officer

Walter Willis, Solid Waste Agency of Lake County Executive Director and SWANA President

12:00-1:00 PM             Luncheon Speakers

Hon. Fay Hartog Levin, Former Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Moderator)

Joshua Rogers, Arete Wealth Management CEO on Waste to Energy

1:00 PM                        Closing Remarks and Next Steps


Support for this symposium provided by Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.


September 24
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Delta Institute


Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL United States
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