What is the Council of Mayors (COM)
The Council of Mayors program of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), formerly known as the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), was established to provide a forum for early public involvement and partnership in the various transportation plans and projects developed for northeastern Illinois. The eleven subregional councils, one of which is the Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors, are responsible for programming federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds for transportation improvements each year and are key players in the development of the region's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan.
The Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors was formed to provide a linkage among the eleven subregional councils consisting of approximately 274 municipalities and CATS. The Executive Committee assures continuous two-way communication on transportation planning and programming issues. Mayor Jeffery Schielke of Batavia chairs the Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors.
What is the role of the Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors (KKCOM)
Planning funds became available to the subregional councils to ensure that transportation planning in the northeastern Illinois region remained "cooperative, comprehensive and continuing." The Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors contracts with CMAP through the Kane County Division of Transportation to retain transportation planning staff, who, with the approval of locally elected officials, works in partnership with the County relative to transportation planning and programming. The Planning and Programming Department provides administrative and technical support to the Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors program. The County contributes the required 20% match.
Thomas Rickert, Executive Director
Mike Sullivan, Council Director
Jennifer Becker, Regional Planning Liaison