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2008 Peters Regional Planning Fellowship

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  • Dayana Salazar
    233 South Wacker Drive Suite 800, Sears Tower Chicago, IL 60606 312-454-0400 (voice) 312-454-0411 (fax) www.cmap.illinois.gov February 5, 2008 Greetings, The
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      233 South Wacker Drive
      Suite 800, Sears Tower
      Chicago, IL 60606

      312-454-0400 (voice)
      312-454-0411 (fax)

      www.cmap.illinois.gov

       
       
       
       
       
       
      February 5, 2008
       
       
       
      Greetings,
       
      The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning* and the Steering Committee of the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program are pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship during the calendar year 2008.  The fellowship competition is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program in planning or a related field.  
       
      Please distribute the enclosed position announcement, application guidelines, and recommendation form to qualifying graduate students in your program.  
      Please note that the deadline for receiving all application materials is February 29, 2008.  The fellow will be announced by March 24, 2008.  Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Catherine Holland-Hatcher at 312/386-8772 or chollandhatcher@.... Thank you for your assistance.
       
       
      Sincerely,
       
       
      Dorienne A. Preer
      Director of Human Resources



      Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program
       


      Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program                         Deadline for return of this form is February 29, 2008
      c/o Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning                                                                  
      233 South Wacker Drive
      Suite 800, Sears Tower
      Chicago, Illinois 60606
       
      Please type or print in ink.
       


      To the applicant:
       
      Name                                                                                                                              Social Security Number
       
       


      Give this form to the person recommending you.  After completing this form, the recommender must insert it and the letter of recommendation into an envelope, seal it, and sign across the sealed flap to ensure confidentiality, and return it to you for mailing, unopened, to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning*.  Sign on the line below if you wish to waive your right of access to the recommendation letter.  If you do not sign, you will reserve your right of access after your selection into the Fellowship Program.  Photocopy this page if you choose to request more than one recommendation.  Please note that although more than one recommendation is welcome, application guidelines require one to initiate review.  
       
      I waive my right of access to this recommendation (including any accompanying comments or letter) as completed:  
       
       
      Signature                                                                                                                      Date
       
       
       


      To the recommender:
       
      The person whose name appears above is applying for the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.  To assist the process, please write a detailed letter of recommendation that evaluates this applicant’s qualifications and potential for the study and practice of planning or planning-related field.  Please include information about the length of time you have known the applicant and in what connection (student, advisee, etc.) and against whom you are measuring the applicant (for example, your students, other applicants, etc.).  Our admissions process does not base its decision solely on letter grades or grade point averages.  In our attempt to evaluate unquantifiable factors, we will rely heavily on your candid and objective evaluation.  Place this form and your letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope and give/mail it to the applicant before the deadline.  The applicant’s signature on this page indicates that the applicant has waived any right of access to the recommendation letter.
       
      Your name
       
      Organization                                                                                                                                Position/Title
       
      Address                                                                        City                                        State or Country                                 Zip Code
       
       
      Signature of recommender                                                                                          Date
       
      Thank you for completing this recommendation.  Please return this form and your letter as soon as possible to the applicant.
      You may begin your letter on the back of this form or attach additional pages.  
       
      *To integrate planning for transportation and land use, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has been created by merging the staffs the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC).  





       
      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

       
      PHILLIP D. PETERS REGIONAL PLANNING FELLOWSHIP
       

      The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning* (CMAP) and the Steering Committee of the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Program are pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship during the calendar year 2008 to a qualified graduate student in regional planning or a related field.
       
      The Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship was established in 1999 to honor the late Phil Peters, the former Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC).  Phil retired in 1998 after completing more than thirty years of extraordinary service to NIPC, during which time he played a major role in the development and implementation of the agency’s innovative, comprehensive, and highly-regarded planning program for the Chicago metropolitan area.  The fellowship reflects Phil’s dedication to NIPC and his personal interest in promoting careers in regional planning.
       
      The fellowship will be awarded during spring 2008 to a qualified graduate student in a field related to regional planning.  The objective is to open the fellowship to a broad range of applicants’ representative of the full scope of regional planning.  A three-month/400 hour work experience at CMAP will be provided under the guidance and mentoring of a senior staff member.  The fellow will be compensated at the rate of $15.00 per hour. Selection will be based upon a combination of educational attainment, relationship of past coursework and employment to the proposed CMAP assignment(s), and an indication of a career interest in regional planning.  An interview will be required for the finalists for the fellowship.  Fellowship projects may include work in the areas of comprehensive, environmental, housing and community development, land use, natural resource, open space and/or transportation planning and involve communications, data collection and analysis, policy analysis, public involvement, and/or research activities.  Every effort will be made to match up the education and interests of the fellow with the agency’s work program activities.  The project will be scheduled for a mutually convenient period between May and December 2008.
       
      The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning was created through legislation that unanimously passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly and was signed into law by Gov. Rod Blagojevich on August 8, 2005.  This new organization has combined the previously separate transportation and land-use planning agencies for northeastern Illinois into a single entity designed to protect natural resources and minimize traffic congestion as the seven-county region plans for the 21st Century and beyond.  Its offices are located in downtown Chicago.  
       
      The fellowship competition is open to students enrolled in a graduate degree program in planning or a related field.  A copy of the application guidelines is attached to this announcement.  Please note that the deadline for receiving all application materials is February 29, 2008.  The fellow will be announced by March 24, 2008.  Questions regarding the fellowship should be directed to Catherine Holland-Hatcher at 312/386-8772 or chollandhatcher@....



       
       
      PHILLIP D. PETERS REGIONAL PLANNING FELLOWSHIP
      Application Guidelines

       
      Eligibility
       
      ►        Enrollment in a graduate degree program in urban and regional planning; public policy and
                  administration; environmental science, planning or engineering or a related field
       
      ►        Interest in a career in regional planning
       
      ►        Recommendation by a faculty member in the graduate degree program
       
       
      Application Requirements
       
      Please submit all of the following items as part of your application:
       
      ►        A letter of application, which will contain the following information:
       
      ►        Your address and telephone number during the school year;
       
      ►        The time period for which you would be available to perform the fellowship duties;
       
      ►        A background statement specifying the university and degree program in which you are enrolled, the number of semesters you have completed in the program and expected graduation date, grade point average, academic and other awards, and community and other extracurricular activities;
       
      ►        A statement describing why you are interested in applying for the fellowship, along with any specific aspects of regional planning which interest you.
       
      ►        A letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your degree program;
       
      ►        A resume, curriculum vitae or other description of your education and professional experience;
       
      ►        A transcript of courses with a confirmation of your grade point average.
       
      ►        The deadline for receiving all application materials is February 29, 2008.
       
      All items should be sent to:
       
      Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship
      c/o Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
      233 South Wacker Drive
      Suite 800, Sears Tower
      Chicago, IL   60606
       
       
      Questions?  Contact Catherine Holland-Hatcher at 312-386-8772 or email at chollandhatcher@....
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