"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"


Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)



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INTRODUCTION

Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Chicago Central Area Committee

Location: Chicago, IL

Website: www.ccac.org

The Chicago Central Area Committee (CCAC) is a 50 year old civic group comprised of the City's business and cultural leaders devoted to making Chicago a better place to live, work, visit and conduct business. The CCAC is committed to enhancing the City's global competitiveness and quality of life, translating that vision into physical plans, and taking the necessary collaborative actions to implement those plans.

CCAC played a key role in the development of the current "Chicago 2020 Plan"

Representing a mix of interests, the CCAC acknowledges the importance of developing a first-class infrastructure of environmental, transportation, telecommunications, energy, and open space systems. These elements will combine to form a high-quality, high-energy, 24-hour Central Area urban environment that reinforces Chicago's place as a global city in the 21st century.

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