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Chicago Loop Alliance Committees

As an additional benefit, Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) members are invited to serve on the following committees if interested.

Monitors and provides feedback on architecture, physical planning, and other issues that impact businesses and pedestrians in the Loop. Working in conjunction with the Aldermen's offices and the City of Chicago, committee members review architectural designs, renovation proposals, signage, construction, and other issues that affect the success and quality of the Loop's built environment. 

Develops initiatives that promote the Loop as a premiere destination for workers, visitors, tourists, students and residents. Works to centralize promotional efforts behind CLA's programs and events; and maximize exposure to member businesses.

Works to provide a mix of events designed to allow the membership to interact and to strengthen the relationships between the various membership sectors.

A group of urban planners, architects, designers, artists, academics, and other downtown stakeholders that seeks ways to enrich the public's experience of the Loop and create a strong sense of local character. Designs public art and special events and utilizes urban design and planning approaches to build upon the Loop's physical assets and create quality public space for residents, workers, and tourists alike.

The purpose of the Residential Committee is to make the Loop a better place to live and increase residential property values. This is accomplished by making the Loop a safety place to live and raise a family, a neighborhood filled with fun and exciting things to do.  The Residential Committee will be comprised of at least 5 members of the organization and include one Board member of CLA acting as the Committee Chair. The Committee engages all three Aldermen representing the Loop working to improve the living environment, increase resident communications and report on resident and business happenings.

The Executive Committee may appoint special committees to address specific issues. Current special committees include:

  • Safety & Security committee

COMMITTEEs restricted to CLA board members only:

Inclusion, Equity, Diversity and Access Committee (IDEA)
The IDEA Committee shall consist of up to ten (10) persons who are members of the Board in good standing with the goal of increasing racial diversity of the Board of Directors and other aspects related to IDEA matters throughout the CLA's work.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of no more than seventeen Board members of CLA. The Executive Committee will be chaired by the CLA Chairperson and will exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in between the meetings of the Board of Directors. 

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee shall consist of no less than 5 persons who are members of the Board of Directors.  The Finance Committee is responsible for managing the CLA’s finances, coordinating and reviewing CLA’s financial records and other matters as assigned by the Board or Executive Committee.

Government Affairs Committee
The purpose of the Government Relations Committee of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Loop Alliance is to serve as a strategic advocate for the CLA, fostering relationships with government entities to positively influence policies and regulations that impact the CLA and its members. The Committee shall consist of at least five but no more than seven members of the Board who shall be appointed by the Board of Directors in consultation with the Board Chair and President & CEO from among the Committee members. 

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