Transportation

West Central Municipal Conference

The Central Region Council of Mayors and the North Central Council of Mayors are two essential groups of eleven subregional councils representing a total of 270 suburban municipalities. The Councils were created by and authorized by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Policy Committee in 1965 to accomplish the following:

  • Provide input to the region’s transportation policy decisions
  • Communicate between the local governments and the regional transportation agencies and
  • Establish the priorities for the local STP program and implement the programmed projects

The Central Region Council of Mayors is an organization of fifteen municipalities in west Cook County. The member communities of the Central Region Council of Mayors include: Berwyn, Brookfield, Cicero, Countryside, Forest View, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Lyons, McCook, Riverside, Summit, Stickney, and Western Springs.

The North Central Region Council of Mayors is an organization of twenty muncipalities in west Cook County. The member communities of the North Central Region Council of Mayors include: Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Harwood Heights, Hillside, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, Norridge, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Rosemont, Schiller Park, Stone Park, and Westchester.

Each of the subregional councils appoints two mayors to serve on the regional Council of Mayors policy board called the Council of Mayors Executive Committee. The Central Council’s mayoral representatives are President William Rodeghier, Village of Western Springs, and President Jim Discipio, Village of LaGrange Park. The North Central Council's mayoral represenatives are Mayor Jeffrey Sherwin, City of Northlake and Mayor Joseph Tamburino, Village of Hillside.

The WCMC Transportation Committee will serve as the Council’s acting body. The Transportation Committee is comprised of all communities in both Councils of Mayors. Patrick R. Higgins, Village Administrator of Western Springs, serves as the Transportation Committee Chairman. Mayor Sherwin serves as Vice-Chairman.

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