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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 21 April 2003



H I G H L I G H T S

 

* Job Opening:  Great Lakes Cities Initiative

* BriefingGreat Lakes Transportation

* Report:  Corps of Engineers and Brownfield Redevelopment

 

 

JOB OPENING:  GREAT LAKES CITIES INITIATIVE

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The newly-formed Great Lakes Cities Initiative is looking for a project director.  Based in Chicago, chaired by Mayor Richard Daley, and sponsored by the Northeast-Midwest Institute, the Great Lakes Cities Initiative is a binational coalition of municipal leaders that seeks to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes ecosystem.  The project director will work with the region's mayors to secure a strong and meaningful role for cities in the development and implementation of Great Lakes programs and policies at the state, provincial, regional, and national levels.  Click here for a detailed job description.

 

 

BRIEFING:  GREAT LAKES TRANSPORTATION

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The Great Lakes Task Forces on Friday, May 2, will host an introductory briefing on commercial navigation in the Great Lakes.  Speakers will represent the key stakeholders in the region's shipping industry, including the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Commission, Great Lakes Shipping Association, Lake Carriers Association, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The May 2 briefing will begin at 11:00 am in room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Contact:  Joy Mulinex of the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).

 

 

REPORT:  CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT

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A new Northeast-Midwest Institute report describes the authorities and agreements that enable the Army Corps of Engineers to assist in brownfield redevelopment projects, and it provides a variety of case studies to illustrate the Corps' role.  The report also notes legal, procedural, and financial barriers to the Corps' brownfield activities, and it suggests ways to facilitate the agency's involvement when it can leverage ongoing projects.

 

Contact:  Barbara Wells at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/544-5200).