VISION: WHERE WE GO FROM HERE
To provide services in a fiscally responsible manner that promotes the continuous improvement of local government, thereby enhancing the quality of life for residents in the region.
In 1980, the West Central Municipal Conference was founded as a 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 over 51 entities, which includes 40 municipalities, 5 townships, 2 community colleges, Brookfield Zoo, and over 600,000 residents. These communities are wholly located in Cook County or contiguous thereto. The WCMC region is over 200 square miles is characterized as the mature “inner ring” of suburbs uniquely situated between the City of Chicago and collar counties surrounding Cook; excepting bordering DuPage communities on the western boundary of Cook County.
Richard F. Pellegrino, B.A., M.A., J.D.
Debbie Baumgart, B.A., C.P.A.
Judy Corvo, EAP & STC
Michael Fricano, B.A., M.P.A.
Planning Coordinator – Central Council of Mayors
Leonard B. Cannata, B.A., M.P.A., J.D.
Planning Coordinator – North Central Council of Mayors
2 Community Colleges
200+ Square Miles
Focus is the Future
Through the diligence, foresight and just plain hard work of those public officials and employees who built a solid foundation and framework, the WCMC is now poised to “Focus on the Future.”
Quite simply, our objective is to provide a mechanism by which communities can coalesce and thereby cooperate in the public interest.