CCGA Membership Retreat – Saturday September 30th at Christy Webber Farm & Garden

Are you a garden leader or volunteer interested in co-creating a vision and plan for the CCGA as an organization? Your input is needed!

Now that summer is winding down and before we start planning for our 6th annual conference in 2018, we’ve landed on a date for our 2017 planning retreat:

Saturday, September 30th from 9am-3pm
Christy Webber Farm & Garden
2834 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

Parking lot access is off Grand Ave. Street parking is also available along Chicago Ave. The nearest bus stop is Grand and California Ave.

We welcome anyone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and help co-create an organizational plan for the CCGA. We are growing and are ready to define and streamline our structure and vision for the future.

Please RSVP by Friday September 22nd to We will provide background documents via email and we are planning a catered lunch. Please come join us!

AgendaCCGA 2017 Planning Retreat Agenda

Documents to help prepare for the retreat:

Self-Assessment (1.5 hrs)

3 Questions for consideration:

What is one thing you feel is currently working well with CCGA?
What is one thing you feel is not working/should be better?
What is one thing you would like to develop as a new idea for CCGA?

Governance Discussion (1.25 hours)

A Guide For Organizing Not-for-Profit Corporations in Ilinois

Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices

Draft Bylaws from January 2015

A Hybrid Board Governance Model

CCGA Bylaws Outline – No 1 – Date Unknown

CCGA Bylaws Outline – No 2 – Date Unknown

Draft Guidelines for GreenNet October 2001

Illinois Environmental Council By-Laws

New York City Community Garden Coalition By-Laws 2014

State Charter instructions Guide – Date Unknown

Membership Discussion (1 hour)

Membership Committee Proposed CCGA Membership Application, Nov. 2016<

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