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The North Shore Council of Mayors


Traffic LightThe Northwest Municipal Conference serves as home for the North Shore Council of Mayors, a cooperative body focused upon programming federal transportation funding for local road, transit, and bicycle facility projects. Members of the North Shore Council operate through a Technical Committee comprised of local engineers and public works directors whose mission is to identify and address local improvements to the transportation network.  The North Shore Council is one of 11 sub-regional councils in the Chicago region that represent local governments on transportation issues through the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). CMAP serves as the Chicago region’s metropolitan planning organization (MPO), and is responsible for the programming of federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding.

The staff contact for the North Shore Council of Mayors is Matthew Pasquini, who can be reached at 847-296-9200 x 128 or

North Shore Council Membership

The following municipalities are members of the North Shore Council: Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka.

Current Program and Methodology

Using the latest Council methodology adopted in 2019, staff compiled and ranked all eligible projects submitted through the 2020 Call for Projects into a recommended Active and Contingency program for federal fiscal years 2021-2025. The North Shore Council of Mayors Technical Committee approved the staff recommended program at their August 20, 2020 meeting. 

Adobe Logo North Shore Council of Mayors - Recommended Program

Adobe Logo North Shore Council of Mayors - Consolidated Score Sheets

North Shore Council STP Methodology Update

In order to keep up with best practices and the evolving needs of our communities, the North Shore Technical Committee has adopted an updated methodology for distribution of federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding. The new methodology was adopted by the North Shore Council of Mayors on September 11, 2019. It will be used in evaluating submissions during the next Call for Projects for STP-L funding taking place in January 2020.

Adobe Logo Updated STP Project Selection Methodology

2020 North Shore STP-L Application

Adobe Logo 2020 Pre-Call For Projects STP Workshop Slides

The North Shore Council has programmed future STP funds through fiscal year 2020

Adobe Logo North Shore STP Funding Through FFY 2020


Technical Committee

The North Shore Council of Mayors Technical Committee is responsible for the programming of STP funds, and is composed of a representative from each of the twelve member municipalities.  The full Council votes on all substantive decisions made by the Technical Committee at the next NWMC Board meeting.

Meeting Schedule

Technical Committee Meetings are held quarterly on the 4th Thursday of the month. Below are the proposed North Shore Council of Mayors Technical Committee meeting dates for 2020. All meetings will be held at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton St, with the exception of January’s meeting, which is intended to be held in conjunction with a Call for Projects workshop at NWMC offices.

  • Thursday October 22, 2020 8:30 a.m. – via videoconference.

Agendas and Minutes

August 20, 2020  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from May 21, 2020)
May 21, 2020  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from April 9, 2020)
April 9, 2020  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from January 10, 2020)
January 10, 2020  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from November 13, 2019)

November 13, 2019  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from August 29, 2019)
August 29, 2019  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from June 27, 2019)
June 27, 2019  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from May 7, 2019)
May 7, 2019  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from April 4, 2019)
April 4, 2019  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from December 19, 2018)

December 19, 2018  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from October 24, 2018)
October 24, 2018  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from September 19, 2018)
September 19, 2018  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from June 20, 2018)
June 20, 2018  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from March 21, 2018)
March 21, 2018  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from December 20, 2017)

December 20, 2017 Agenda Packet (includes minutes from September 27, 2017)
September 27, 2017 Agenda Packet (includes minutes from June 28, 2017)
June 28, 2017 -  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from March 22, 2017)
March 22, 2017- Agenda Packet (includes minutes from December 21, 2016)

December 21, 2016- Agenda Packet (includes minutes from September 28, 2016)
September 28, 2016-  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from June 22, 2016)
June 22, 2016- Agenda Packet (includes minutes from March 23, and April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016-  Agenda Packet
March 23, 2016-  Agenda Packet (includes minutes from December 16, 2015)


Annual Report

Each winter, the North Shore Council produces an annual report on their activities and accomplishments for the previously completed federal fiscal year, which runs October 1 - September 30. Also included in the report is the Council's current Surface Transportation Program summary.

FFY 2017 Annual Report
 FFY 2016 Annual Report
FFY 2015 Annual Report
FFY 2014 Annual Report
FFY 2013 Annual Report
FFY 2012 Annual Report
FFY 2011 Annual Report
FFY 2010 Annual Report


History and Previous Projects

Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding was created by Congress through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and renewed through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century in 1998 and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005. STP funding is intended for local governments to address specific transportation issues within their geographic regions. CMAP distributes STP funds based upon a council’s population.

The North Shore Council has used STP funding to reconstruct roadways Evanston and Skokie, repair pavement conditions in Northbrook and Northfield, and modernize traffic signals in Morton Grove. Wilmette is currently utilizing STP funding to reconstruct Sheridan Road.

The following is a list of all projects accomplished in the North Shore Council using STP funds and similar locally programmed fund sources from 1972 to through federal FY 2007.

 North Shore Council of Mayors STP History