Canning takes over as conference head
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Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 21 Jul 2011, p. 10


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Wilmette Village President, Chris Canning, has taken the lead of the Northwest Municipal Conference as its 2011-12 president, following a July 6 inauguration.
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21 Jul 2011
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Canning, Christopher
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Wilmette Village President Chris Canning has taken the helm of the Northwest Municipal Conference as its 2011-12 president, following a July 6 inauguration.

Canning, who was most recently the municipal lobbying group’s vice president, is now its 53rd president, and the first from Wilmette. He was installed at the conference’s annual banquet in Glenview and will serve a one-year term, succeeding Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings in the post.

Speaking before an audience of more than 100 NWMC members and guests, Canning pledged to work toward the goals of promoting excellence in local governments, and improving quality of life for residents in the region.

As he has done in his municipal role as board president, Canning also stressed the need to convince state legislators to lower the cost of local government, and spoke out against any efforts to impose new, unfunded, mandates on Illinois communities.

Canning, a lawyer, was first elected as village president in 2005. Since being elected, he has spearheaded efforts to stop the emerald ash borer threat in Wilmette and across the state. He has also spoken out against the recent Illinois income tax hike, pointing out that none of the new revenue would be routed to municipalities.

He has previously worked as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors’ Caucus to establish legislative lobbying priorities for municipalities.

Other conference officials who took office this month included Hoffman Estates mayor Bill McLeod, who succeeds Canning as vice-president; Northbrook President Sandy Frum, as secretary; and Lake Forest city manager Bob Kieley as treasurer.

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Canning takes over as conference head