The Metropolitan Planning Council is grateful to The Joyce Foundation for its generous support of our water supply program. MPC would also like to thank the following sponsors for making Drinking Water 1-2-3 possible.

Premier sponsors

Partner sponsors

Friend sponsors

Metropolitan Planning Council staff

Danielle Gallet, Author, Manager
Danielle is a water resource strategist, urban planner and adjunct instructor. She oversees MPC’s water resource programs.

Roya Alkafaji
Research Assistant

Emily Blum
Director of Marketing and Communications

Josh Ellis
Vice President

Nancy Firfer
Senior Advisor

Liz Granger
Content Strategist

Anya Nair
Research Assistant

Bob Newport

Thomas Weisner
Senior Fellow 


Janet Agnoletti
Barrington Area Council of Governments 

Nora Beck
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Gary Bingenheimer
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Chris Burke
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Ting Pong (Jack) Chan
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Laurie Dougherty
Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association

Patrick Gleason
Illinois Rural Community Assistance Program, Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies

Scott Goldstein
Teska Associates, Inc.

Carolyn Grieves
Baxter & Woodman

Todd Hoppenstedt
Village of Montgomery

Cari Ishida
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Walt Kelly
Illinois State Water Survey 

Chris King
Robinson Engineering, Ltd. 

David Koch
Black & Veatch

Edith Makra
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Paul May
Northwest Suburban Municipal Joint Action Water Agency

Chris Meister
Illinois Finance Authority

Jason Navota
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Sean O’Dell
Baxter & Woodman 

Katie Parkhurst
Village of Algonquin 

Mike Ramsey
Village of Westmont

Margaret Schneemann
University of Illinois Extension, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Dave Schumacher
City of Aurora

Dave Stoneback
City of Evanston

Peter Wallers
Engineering Enterprises, Inc.


The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is our region’s comprehensive planning organization. The agency and its partners are developing OnTo 2050, a new long-range plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of Northeastern Illinois implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.

The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) is part of the national American Water Works Association. Its mission is to provide resources for the management and advocacy of safe and sustainable drinking water for Illinois.

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus provides a forum through which elected officials of the region cooperatively develop consensus on common public policy issues and multi-jurisdictional challenges. With a foundation of collaboration and consensus-based decision making, it serves a number of functions for its partner organizations and local governments.

The Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA), formed by intergovernmental agreement, seeks to collaboratively plan for and steward its region’s shared river and groundwater resources to ensure a sustainable water supply for the people, economy, environment, and future generations.