RSVP for the March Member Meeting
RSVP for the March Member Meeting
CCAC February E-newsletter
February 15, 2022
March Member Meeting
Strategic Investing in Auburn Gresham: INVEST South/West and the Chicago Prize
Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location TBA

Join fellow CCAC members to hear the latest about strategic development in Auburn Gresham, specifically the progress of the INVEST South/West Evergreen Imagine project and the 2020 Chicago Prize winning Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub.

Panelists include:
Andrew Beideman, Senior Program Officer, Pritzker Traubert Foundation
Gerardo Garcia, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
Mark Hopkins, Executive Director, CCAC
Plus representatives from the Evergreen Imagine and Healthy Lifestyle Hub projects.

We’ll also get up-to-the-minute news about the 2022 Chicago Prize process.
Evergreen Imagine Project
Evergreen Imagine Project
Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub
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January Member Meeting Highlights
Special thanks to The Honorable Melissa Bean, President & CEO of Mesirow Wealth Management, for sharing her perspective on the 2022 economy as well as insights about the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill and other funding possibly flowing to Chicago from the federal and state governments.

Melissa’s experience in the U.S. House as the Representative from Illinois’ 8th District, along with her still-strong ties to DC, proved invaluable as she provided her thoughts about the possible infrastructure funding flow and the path of future legislation in Washington.

Thanks also to Doug Voight, Urban Design and Planning Partner, at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and his team for hosting the event. SOM’s recently-renovated offices are fantastic and feature a large model of Chicago that really must be seen to be appreciated.
Community Highlight:
National Association of REALTORS®' SPIRE Mentorship Program
The National Association of REALTORS® is proud to present this new initiative as an opportunity specifically targeting multi-cultural, minority communities, toward building bridges to the holistic real estate community. This mentorship opportunity will help individuals learn the fundamentals of the real estate industry, foster education, empower serious consideration of real estate as a career path, and encourage and promote the development of generational wealth through property ownership.
Potential mentors, mentees, and partners can learn more by visiting: 
Thank You For Your Continued Membership
CCAC remains committed to being at the forefront of creating the City’s identity, shaping the vision of a global destination and helping to set the right priorities to attract broad based investment. Your continued membership allows your voice to be heard.
Getting involved provides a unique opportunity to give back to the City you call home based on your professional expertise.  Your talents will help shape our tomorrow. 2022 membership invoices have been sent via e-mail. If you have any questions or need your invoice resent, please contact Executive Director, Mark Hopkins at
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