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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago



Application period opens Feb. 26, 2024

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is excited to announce the launch of the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) Community Partnership Council (CPC), an initiative born from the strategic vision outlined in the MWRD’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. With a focus on community engagement and the pursuit of expanded partnership opportunities, the MWRD is actively seeking applicants to contribute to this vital endeavor.

The primary objective of the Stickney CPC is to establish a robust connection between the Stickney WRP and the surrounding community, ensuring that the MWRD remains a responsive neighbor and an inclusive partner in progress. Comprised of 10-15 dedicated members, the CPC will function as a conduit for open, two-way communication between the community and the MWRD, fostering collaborative and thoughtful input from a partner perspective on MWRD’s projects and programs.

Council members will serve a minimum two-year term, participating in quarterly meetings. The application process opens on Feb. 26 and closes on March 30, 2024.

The Stickney CPC seeks representation from various community sectors, including community-based organizations, schools, businesses, health care, and the general public. This diverse composition ensures a well-rounded and inclusive reflection of the community’s perspectives and needs.

 "The Stickney Partnership Council is poised to become an essential conduit for dialogue and cooperation between the community and the MWRD," said MWRD President Kari K. Steele. "We welcome those eager to offer their insights and viewpoints to join us in shaping this pivotal council."

The Community Partnership Council, initiated by the MWRD at the Calumet WRP, has been meeting for more than a year. Esteemed members from Chicago's South Side and the surrounding southern suburbs gather regularly for substantive discussions and initiatives aimed at tackling key challenges affecting this area of the county.

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Additional details about the MWRD's overarching Strategic Plan

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Established in 1889, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is an award-winning, special purpose government agency responsible for wastewater treatment and stormwater management in Cook County, Illinois.


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