Calumet Heritage Partnership

Identifying, protecting, and preserving the natural, cultural, and recreational heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana

2017 CHP Membership Meeting

The Calumet Heritage Partnership held its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary. After a welcome from board President Mark Bouman, Geof Benson from the Calumet Stewardship Initiative addressed the membership on integration of the activities of the Calumet Stewardship Initiative with CHP.  The membership approved an ammendement to the bylaws that will allow CHP to provide more opportunities for the membership to get involved in organizing CHP's programming. The membership elected the board of directors for 2017 including new board members Benjamin Cox and Amanda Aguilera. The CHP Board selected several new leaders.  Michael Longan was elected board president and Tiffany Tolbert was elected to replace him as vice presdient for Indiana. Outgoing president Mark Bouman presented a report on the activities of the membership incluuding the landmark completion of the Calumet National Heritage Area Feasibility Study. The meeting ended with a short discussion of some of the many activities that region organizations have planned for the comming year.