President Preckwinkle is creating and implementing a Policy Roadmap—the first comprehensive policy driven strategic plan for the Offices Under the President (OUP) since the administration’s 2011 transition plan.

We are committed to a process that includes direct input and participation of community, industry and thought partners as well as other stakeholders. The final Roadmap will incorporate key policy priorities and strategic initiatives that address public policy challenges facing the residents of the County. It will reflect the administration’s core values and vision for fostering safe, thriving and healthy communities.

The public comment period for the Policy Roadmap is open from September 7 - 28, 2018. You can download the Executive Summary for Public Review here or in the downloads section. The Executive Summary includes an overview of the Offices Under the President, our mission, vision and values, and the goals and objectives for each of the six policy priorities. Below are videos explaining why equity is a foundational value of the Roadmap and the goal of each policy priority.

At the bottom of this page is a public comment form where you can provide feedback on the Policy Roadmap. You can also attend an Open House at any of these times, where staff will be available to answer questions and accept feedback:

September 11, 4 - 7 p.m.
Markham Courthouse
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL 60428

September 13, 4 - 7 p.m.
Maywood Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153

September 20, 4 - 7 p.m.
Skokie Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077

September 25, 4 - 7 p.m.
South Suburban College
MB Financial Business Center
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

September 26, 2 - 5 p.m.
County Building (Lobby)
118 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602

September 27, 4 - 7 p.m.
Humboldt Park Fieldhouse
1440 North Humboldt Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60622


Policy Priorities

Healthy Communities


Open Communities


Deputy Chief of Staff Lanetta Haynes Turner explains how we will foster Healthy Communities for residents and our employees through our work and partnerships in health and wellness. Download the summary here.


Ann Kalayil, Bureau Chief of Asset Management, explains how we will foster Open Communities and achieve operational excellence by being accountable to our residents, investing in our workforce and continuously improving the effectiveness of County services. Download the summary here.

Safe and Thriving Communities


Vital Communities


Delrice Adams, Executive Director of the Justice Advisory Council, explains how we will foster Safe and Thriving Communities through our work and partnerships in criminal justice. Download the summary here.



Simone Weil, Principal at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, explains how we will foster Vital Communities through our work and partnerships in economic and community development. Download the summary here.

Smart Communities


Sustainable Communities


John Yonan, Superintendent of Transportation and Highways, explains how we will foster Smart Communities by leveraging and improving the County’s public infrastructure, including technology, transportation, and County assets. Download the summary here.



Chief Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone explains how we will foster Sustainable Communities through our work and partnerships in environmental sustainability. Download the summary here.

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