The City of Waukegan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) office is seeking applicants to serve on its Stakeholder Participation Panel (SPP). Interested applicants should complete an application and submit it to City of Waukegan CDBG, 100 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085.
You may photocopy the application, but it must have original signatures.
What is a Stakeholder Participation Panel?
The SPP is a diverse group of Waukegan residents, some of them also representing local agencies or businesses, which are interested in participating in the CDBG planning process. The panel as a whole is intended to be representative of various neighborhoods and issues.
How does someone join the SPP?
Interested applicants should complete an application, attach their resume, and submit it to 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, 3rd Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085. Applications are self-nominating, which means you can submit your own application and don't have to be nominated by another person. Applications will be reviewed by the Mayor and the CDBG Department. The Mayor ultimately appoints the panel members and the City Council approves the appointment of membership. The approved applicants will be selected for the SPP.
What are the requirements of the SPP?
Members of the SPP must be residents of Waukegan for at least one year before completing an application. Terms of service are two years. Members must be willing and able to contribute the time necessary for performance of the functions of the SPP. The SPP mostly meets during the CDBG application funding cycle and for regular meetings depending on need. Members are expected to participate in the meetings and may be removed for non-attendance.
What are the functions of the SPP?
The SPP serves as an extension of the Community Development Block Grant office. Members of the SPP co-host public hearings, they help staff in the development of the Consolidated Plan, specifically with assessing and identifying housing and community development assets and needs throughout the community, and they help review applications for funding and make recommendations about allocation of resources. They serve as additional points of contact for Waukegan's residents and they advise and assist CDBG staff as appropriate.
What if I have questions?
Questions can be addressed to the CDBG staff. The address is: City of Waukegan CDBG, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085.