New Cities Initiative Website

Welcome to the new! Here you will find information about the Cities Initiative, its staff and Board of Directors, and information about our current and past initiatives. If you are looking for information about our upcoming Annual Meeting (June 17-19, Sarnia, Ontario), please click here

Our new site also includes a variety of Resources, information about upcoming Events, and News and Communications items. In the fall of 2015, our Best Practices Library (located under the “Resources” tab), will be completed in its entirety. This database will allow municipalities to search for Best Practices related to sustainability, municipal infrastructure, climate change adaptation, water conservation, and many other topics.

Our site is still under construction and will be finished in its entirety by Fall 2015. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the site or cannot find a particular piece of information, please contact Laura Bretheim, Program and Administrative Assistant, at 312-201-4518 or Thank you for interest in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative!