Brownfields Advisory Team

Since 2009, the Brownfields Advisory Team has focused on a broader range of community health related issues and is now called the Blue Island Community Health Coalition. The Blue Island Community Health Coalition meets the 1st Weds of each month in the meeting room adjacent to the cafeteria at MetroSouth Medical Center.

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To guide the work associated with the 2007 USEPA Brownfields Assessment Grant project, the City created a Brownfields Advisory Team (BAT) composed of city staff, regional agencies, and local stakeholders. As part of the BAT, responsibilities included attending scheduled meetings and workshops.

Click here for the Brownfields Initiative Public Workshop Archive.  It includes information supplements to workshops and other documents pertaining to the project.

By participating in the Brownfields Advisory Team (BAT) members gave public comment on the identification, rehabilitation and redevelopment of potential brownfields sites. As a team, they provided guidance in areas such as future and sustainable land use, local employment opportunities, development proposals, community safety and environmental protection as they relate to Brownfields.

In an effort to engage wider and more diverse stakeholder representation in our brownfields redevelopment and clean up efforts, the Brownfields Advisory Team evolved into the Community Healthy Monitoring team in 2009. The Community Health Monitoring team formalized into the Blue Island Community Health Coalition in 2011.

All community members, aldermen, business owners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the BAT.

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