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ESI Consultants, Ltd. and our staff are actively involved in several professional organizations through memberships and even leadership positions that provide us with opportunities to strengthen and build upon our knowledge base. These memberships allow our staff to keep current on their fields of expertise and in order to provide our clients with the most professional, high quality services. We have included a list and some useful links below of just some of the professional organizations that help us maintain our Excellence, Service and Integrity:

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,300 firms throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy, and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies, and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois is a not-for-profit statewide association of 210 consulting engineering and land surveying firms engaged in the private practice of engineering. Member firms engage in the disciplines of civil, electrical, mechanical, geotechnical, and structural engineering, as well as surveying. ACEC-IL is also a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies with 51 member organizations and over 5,500 member firms.

Chapters are the essential element in APWA's service delivery system for its members. They offer one of the most immediate, easy and a cost-effective opportunity to exchange information with colleagues and to keep up-to-date on the latest public works technologies and management trends. Organized within nine regions, APWA's 67 chapters are located throughout North America and serve virtually every metropolitan area, state, province and region on the continent.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.

Founded in 1881, AWWA is the authoritative resource on safe water, with more than 60,000 members worldwide sharing knowledge on water resource development, water and wastewater treatment technology, water storage and distribution, and utility management and operations. AWWA provides knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond and advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the water community.

The mission of the City Club of Chicago is to provide a forum for the discussion of civic and public affairs in Chicago, the metropolitan area and the State of Illinois. Thus, membership is open to all individuals, companies, and organizations interested in civic responsibility, public issues, and networking opportunities. Through the years, the City Club is proud to have maintained a membership, which has and still includes many of the city and state's foremost civic leaders in business, government and community affairs.

CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of construction management as a professional discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from conception to ongoing operation. Membership in CMAA includes more than 6,000 firms and individuals. Owners, engineers, architects, contractors, educators, students...everyone with a stake in the construction industry's success. All parties to a project are vitally interested in excellence of execution--including rapid completion, high fidelity to specifications, conscientious cost control, and optimum use of all resources. Professional construction management delivers these values.

The Illinois Association of County Engineers is the collective forum of the 102 appointed county officials in direct charge of county highway transportation in Illinois. Since 1914, the Association has served to provide for the exchange of ideas and information aimed at improving the county highway engineering profession and county highway engineering services to the public.

The Illinois Association of Highway Engineers, founded in 1936, is an organization for transportation professionals of the Illinois Department of Transportation and its affiliates. We are a chartered, non-for profit, non-sectarian and non-union organization. The Association's program and activities are governed solely by its members through a Board of Directors elected from and by local Chapters. Membership in the Association is strictly voluntary. All eligible personnel are encouraged to join and to help in the accomplishment of mutual objectives.

Members receive so much value when they invest in the Illinois Chamber: expert staff guiding our policy development and advocacy, councils engaging members in specific business issues, products and services that no other association can offer, and opportunities to be involved in shaping our state's future.

The Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) was formed in 1938 to promote the transportation needs of the state and is now the largest statewide organization of companies designing, building and maintaining the state highways, transit systems, railways and aviation systems. The core purpose of IRTBA's existence is: "to protect, improve & promote the transportation design & construction industry in Illinois." Our success is shared equally by all contractors and designers, regardless of their specialty.

Founded in 1930, ITE is a community of transportation professionals including, but not limited to transportation engineers, transportation planners, consultants, educators and researchers. Through meetings, seminars, publications and a network of nearly 17,000 members, working in more than 90 countries, ITE is your source for expertise, knowledge and ideas.

With a community comprising 78 local affiliates, more than 18,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 140,000 LEED Professional Credential holders, USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students.

UDPREP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting the Upper Des Plaines River Watershed through stakeholder education, collaboration, and technical assistance. We bring people together to share ideas and discover partnership opportunities. We work with community leaders to identify grant prospects and develop strong proposals. And we work with the top professionals in the region to promote sound restoration plans and projects.

In 1980, the West Central Municipal Conference was founded as the regional council of governments (COG) serving the communities of west suburban Cook County. The membership roster then consisted of 15 municipalities, as the organization patterned itself after other COGs in existence throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
The WCMC membership today totals 37, which includes 36 municipalities and one township. These communities are contiguous and wholly located in Cook County. The WCMC region of nearly 200 square miles is characterized as the mature "inner ring" of suburbs uniquely situated between the City of Chicago and collar counties surrounding Cook. The residential population of more than 550,000 is diverse, both in terms of its racial and ethnic composition.

The Will County Governmental League (WCGL) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 32 municipalities and the County of Will. The League provides a forum for municipalities to discuss and resolve regional issues of mutual concern. The WCGL scope of activities includes transportation, legislation and intergovernmental relations.



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