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The State of USEPA Region 5 and Priorities for 2020


April 29, 2020
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
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With Special Guest Speaker, Kurt Thiede, Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region 5

The A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section and the Union League Club Environmental Committee are pleased to invite you to join us to hear Kurt Thiede speak at the April 29, 2020 Environmental Luncheon.  Mr. Thiede will speak on the state of the USEPA and Region 5 as well as the priorities for 2020.

Kurt Thiede serves as the Regional Administrator for EPA Region 5. His responsibilities include overseeing environmental protection efforts in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as 35 federally recognized tribal governments. One of his roles is manager of EPA’s Great Lakes National Program, in which he leads restoration and protection of the largest freshwater system in the world. Previously, he was the chief of staff for the Region, fostering strong partnerships to promote collaborative environmental protection efforts.

Throughout his 20-year state and federal career he has promoted the concepts of collaboration, creative problem-solving, common-sense decision-making, and active stakeholder engagement. Mr. Thiede has a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management and biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and in 2016 he received an outstanding alumnus award from their school of natural resources.

TIME:   11:30 a.m. Registration & Reception / 12:00 p.m. Luncheon / 12:30 p.m. presentation

LOCATION:  Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

COST:  The cost to attend for non-Union League Club members is $45 per person which includes lunch and any presentation handouts.  Students are invited to join us at a special price of $20 per person.

RSVP:  Due to limited seating and our arrangement with the Union League Club, advance registration is required to guarantee availability. Reservations and payment can be made on-line for non-Union League Club members at  Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund only if we are notified 48 hours in advance of the event. Union League Club members should contact ULC to make their reservations.

CREDIT:  Attendees will be eligible to receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) credit.

A limited number of scholarships are available for anyone who requires CLE credit to maintain professional registration such as attorneys, professional engineers and professional geologists and who could not otherwise afford to attend this conference. Contact Robin Pelsis at (847) 202-0418 or [email protected] for more details.

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