Economic Development

SSMMA’s planning, transportation, housing and economic development efforts contribute to long-term vitality and regional growth.


SSMMA is a partner and a resource for local governments that want to improve housing in their communities.


SSMMA is committed to plans and projects that enhance the region’s transportation and mobility systems.


SSMMA helps leverage technologies in the region that support the demands of business, education and local government.

Regional Quality of Life

SSMMA creates, promotes and delivers consensus-backed, regional solutions that make our communities more livable and protect or enhance our natural environment.

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March 19: SSMMA’s annual associate member appreciation dinner

February 27, 2015 – 4:32 pm | 9 views

Please join the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association on March 19, 2015 for our annual associate member appreciation dinner. Click here to learn more about SSMMA associate membership, or here to download a membership application.

Annual Associate Member Appreciation Dinner

When: March 19, 2015 (Thursday)
6:00 p.m. – Meeting
6:45 p.m. – Reception
7:15 p.m. – Dinner

Where: Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 State Street
Glenwood, IL 60425
(708) 758-12112

RSVP: Please complete and return the invitation to Rita Kueny at or (708) 206-1133 (fax)

Illinois Tollway announces $1.6 Billion 2015 Capital Program

February 27, 2015 – 3:40 pm | 41 views
Illinois Tollway logo

A press release from the Illinois Tollway announcing the 2015 capital program can be downloaded here:
On Feb. 26, 2015, the Illinois Tollway announced it will invest $1.6 billion in transportation infrastructure improvements in 2015 for the largest …

Mar. 14: Congresswoman Kelly to host housing fair

February 26, 2015 – 6:08 pm | 42 views
Housing Expo 2015 FLYER-1

From Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s office; please share with your communities:
Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Housing Expo on Saturday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at New Faith Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., …

GSU hopes Rauner will back off proposed cuts

February 25, 2015 – 3:44 pm | 41 views

Cuts in funding for higher education proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner would be detrimental to the state’s future, Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon said Tuesday, and she has invited Rauner and his staff …

Lynwood, Ford Heights mayors opposed to consolidation legislation

February 25, 2015 – 3:27 pm | 46 views

Legislation that would create a new suburb of Lynwood-Ford Heights was blasted Tuesday by the mayors of both villages, who claim they weren’t even consulted about the proposed bill.
State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is …

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy seeks input on trail use

February 25, 2015 – 3:00 pm | 25 views

From the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy:
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the organization that powers, is the leading advocate for our nation’s rail-trails. We work to protect the trails you love and expand trails from coast-to-coast—so that we have more great …

What is Pullman’s future?

February 24, 2015 – 8:17 pm | 39 views
What is Pullman’s future?

It’s understandable if Chicagoans are skeptical about President Barack Obama’s designation of the historic Pullman factory district as the city’s first national monument.
Thursday’s ceremony can’t change the fact that Pullman sits some 15 miles from …

Tinley Park signs on to hazard mitigation plan

February 24, 2015 – 8:04 pm | 36 views
Tinley Park signs on to hazard mitigation plan

Tinley Park officials have joined a hazard mitigation plan led by Cook County that could allow the village to receive certain grant funds from the federal government.
The village has been working with Cook County Homeland …

Employment opportunity: Village of Calumet Park Public Works mechanic

February 20, 2015 – 5:40 pm | 72 views
Employment opportunity: Village of Calumet Park Public Works mechanic

The Village of Calumet Park’s Public Works Department is seeking a mechanic. The posting can be downloaded here.
 Reports to: Director and/or Foreman
General Summary and Expectations for Mechanic
General Summary: Performs repair and maintenance of a wide …