Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
5-Year Strategic Plan

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners and MWRD leadership are working together to develop a new Strategic Plan. This new Plan will build on the accomplishments of our 2015-2021 Strategic Plan and will guide our direction for the next few years.

Our goals are to:

  • Articulate the mission, vision, and strategic goals for the MWRD for the next five years
  • Identify a set of strategic initiatives to achieve those goals
  • Provide a framework for measuring progress and reviewing/updating the Plan on an annual basis

A Steering Committee has been formed to oversee the effort. Members include:

  • Commissioner Marcelino Garcia, co-chair
  • Commissioner Debra Shore, co-chair
  • Brian Perkovich, Executive Director
  • Mary Ann Boyle, Treasurer
  • Susan Morakalis, General Counsel
  • John Murray, Director of Maintenance and Operations
  • Catherine O’Connor, Director of Engineering

In addition to the Steering Committee, the following firms and individuals are facilitating this effort on a pro bono basis:

  • Arup
    • Janine Witko, Principal, Americas Water Leader
    • Vincent Lee, Associate Principal
    • Audrey Fremier, Water Engineer
  • Civic Consulting Alliance
    • Kirsten Carroll, Associate Principal
    • Alec Noggle, Analyst
    • Evan Oesterle, Kearney Fellow


Strategic Planning Process

The planning process began in September and is expected to be completed in early 2021. We are taking a comprehensive, staged approach that consists of four consecutive phases.

Strategic Planning Phases document