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2017 Transformer Awards—Celebrating Collaboration & Innovation in Government

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Join us for a public policy discussion that transcends politics and focuses on solutions you can use at every level of government!

In the face of state reductions and falling revenues, how does the public sector balance increasing demand for service with smaller budgets? It’s a question everyone in government faces. 

Join us Thursday, October 19, as Transform Illinois examines the solutions. Hear from national keynote speakers and Illinois lawmakers, municipal officials and citizens who’ve found creative ways to cut the size, scope and cost of local government to meet their community’s needs. 

Meet Governing Magazine columnists Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene as they share examples of government innovation from around the nation.  And hear the stories of our 2017 Transformer Award winners and find out how they are streamlining local government throughout our state.

Event Agenda

8:00 a.m.Registration & Networking

8:45-10:45 a.m.—Program 

The Transformer Award is given by Transform Illinois, a statewide collaborative of elected officials and civic and research organizations, including the Metropolitan Planning Council, DuPage County, Better Government Association, The Civic Federation, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, League of Women Voters and Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies who are trying to find ways to make our government work better at all levels. Nominations are still being accepted.

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