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Park Forest Area League of Women Voters to Host Meeting on Regional Cooperation in the Southland on Wednesday, April 16

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)–April 2, 2014–The League of Women Voters of the Park Forest Area will host an educational meeting on Regional Cooperation in the Southland on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:00 PM at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest. 

Ed Paesel, Executive Director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers, will provide an update on current activities to foster regional cooperation among the municipalities in the southland.  SSMA provides leadership in the areas of economic development, housing, transportation, technology and quality of life for Southland communities. He will talk about SSMA activities in economic development, workforce development and sustainable green infrastructure planning using the regional GIS system, and will highlight the development of the regional high speed broadband network to assist in economic development as well as the creation of the South Suburban Land Bank and South Suburban Development Loan Fund.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend to learn more about how the Southland communities are cooperating to improve our area.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any candidate for public office. Anyone interested in promoting responsible government is invited to be a member. For more information about the program or membership in the League, please contact Mary Lubertozzi, 708-747-1359.


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