The topic is Water and Government Management.
This one I want to take a bunch of folks to. I think the mayor is fixing the water system (and jacking up water rates to do so) because he is a fixin’ to sell the water system.
The panel for the luncheon is to include:
Michael Deane, Executive Director of the National Association of Water Companies, 1725 K. Street, NW, Ste. 200, Washington, DC 20006
From the NAWC website:
"NAWC maintains an aggressive set of programs to support the Private Water Service Industry and their customers.
We afford our members the means to assure their concerns and the concerns of their customers are before the nation's key decision makers. The association's relations with federal legislators and agency directors, as well as with Public Utility Commissions and staff, improve our members' effectiveness in addressing the common concerns of the industry, our customers, and the Nation.
Douglas Scott was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) effective March 3, 2011. His term expires January 20, 2014.
Prior to his appointment Scott served as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency from 2005 to 2011. During those years he chaired the Illinois Governor’s Climate Change and Advisory Committee and was a member of the Midwestern Governors’ Association panel charged with developing a regional cap-and-trade system. He was a member of the Air Committee for Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the USEPA Environmental Financial Advisory Board. He served as chairman of The Climate Registry Board of Directors and co-chair of the Keystone Foundation Energy Board.
He was elected and served as mayor of Rockford, Illinois from 2001 to 2005. As mayor he held leadership positions in the Illinois Municipal League, United States Conference of Mayors and the national League of Cities. He also served as president of the Illinois Chapter of the National Brownfield Association.
Scott was elected a state representative from the 67th district in 1995 and served in the General Assembly until 2001 when he became mayor. Scott also served the city as city attorney.
A native of Rockford Scott received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and a juris doctorate with honors from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1985.
Thomas Powers, Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) Commissioner
Mary Sue Barrett has been president of the Metropolitan Planning Council since 1996.
During her tenure, MPC has strengthened its relationships with regional decision-makers, and is increasingly called upon to untangle local development and regional policy challenges.
Prior to joining MPC, Ms. Barrett served in former Mayor Richard M. Daley's first administrations, holding positions of increasing responsibility over seven years. Ms. Barrett began her municipal government work in 1989 in the Mayor's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and was promoted in 1993 to chief of policy, coordinating initiatives on public safety, economic and community development, and lifelong education.
In 1995, she was recruited by Mayor Daley to serve as chief of staff to the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees, part of a new management team charged with bringing revolutionary change to the Chicago Public Schools.
Ms. Barrett serves on the Advisory Boards of Metropolis Strategies, the Harris School’s Visiting Committee at the University of Chicago, and Illinois Issues magazine.
Ms. Barrett has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University