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October 2017 
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Advisory council on track & focused

The Calumet Collaborative held its second advisory council meeting on September 12. The goal of this meeting was to clarify and emphasize the roles of its board of directors, advisory council and working groups and to share how work is determined and organized to fulfill its mission of transformative sustainable development in the Calumet region.
 
The organization’s four working groups – explore and align bi-state brownfields redevelopment strategies; advance a bi-state wayfinding system; advance the Calumet National Heritage Area and advance comprehensive, bi-state conservation strategies reported out their progress and plans for the near and long-term.

“In a short period of time, Calumet Collaborative’s advisory council and work groups have created action-oriented plans that will catapult the good work already being done in the Calumet region to the next level,” Calumet Collaborative’s Acting Executive Director Sarah Coulter says. “We are eager to continue to convene to move the needle in the positive direction.”

Public Allies joins Calumet Collaborative team

Emily Prisuta

"I am excited to be part of this burgeoning organization that unifies people throughout the Calumet region who are passionate about working together to make the most of the assets within their environments and communities,” Emily Prisuta says.
Read more of Emily's background here.

 CHP hosts annual conference

The Calumet Heritage Partnership, a bi-state non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the unique heritage of the Calumet region, is hosting its 18th annual conference Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Lebanon Lutheran Church in Hegewisch. The conference entitled, “Nature Reworked: Honoring the Past, Interpreting for the Future” includes a variety of panel discussions and lunch, followed by an optional bus tour. Details & registration information here.

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