The Burnham Plan Centennial Committee was convened in late 2006 following several years of planning by a group known as the Plan of Chicago Initiative. The Committee is composed of business and civic leaders. Staff support is provided by Chicago Metropolis 2020 with initial funding from the Chicago Community Trust.The Committee will:
Facilitate planning and information sharing among partners.
Identify opportunities for “packaging” activities to encourage collaboration, foster regional connections and avoid duplicative efforts.
Coordinate the communications and marketing strategy for the Centennial.
Provide leadership for coordination, marketing and a few key initiatives.
Mayor Richard M. Daley
John Bryan, Former CEO, Sara Lee Corporation
George A. Ranney, President, Chicago Metropolis 2020
Adele Simmons, Senior Executive & Vice Chair, Chicago Metropolis 2020
Donald G. Lubin
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Goodman Williams Group
A Festival of Events
The 1909 Plan of Chicago defined a broad region for action: from Kenosha, Wisconsin on the north; to DeKalb, Illinois on the west; to Michigan City, Indiana on the south. The Centennial combined the programs, plans and green legacy projects of hundreds of partners throughout this region during 2009.