The Richard M. Daley Water Equity Community Award


BACKGROUND: This award was inspired by former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s passion for our lakes and rivers. Mayor Daley’s leadership went far beyond Chicago as he became an unparalleled national and international advocate for protecting these precious resources.

AWARD RECIPIENTS: This award will support four disadvantaged communities with needed help gaining Federal Funds for the removal of lead lines and the building of needed water infrastructure. It will also provide them annual membership to the Cities Initiative,
encouraging advocacy, collaboration, and education on water-equity priorities among all basin communities. This award will allow recipients to meet with partnership organizations on their challenges.

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