The Village of Mount Prospect does not engage in any direct legislative lobbying through a paid lobbyist or lobby firm. However, Village Board members and staff participate in a variety of professional organizations and intergovernmental cooperatives. At times, these groups have taken positions on specific legislative issues that have a direct affect on their membership or the stated goals of the organization. These groups include the following:
Illinois Municipal League (IML), Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC), Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), U.S. Conference of Mayors, Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus, International City Management Association (ICMA), Illinois City Management Association (ILCMA), Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA), Illinois Municipal Law Association (IMLA), Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA), Illinois Municipal Treasurers’ Association (IMTA), Illinois Municipal Clerks’ Association (IMCA), Illinois Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), American Planning Association (APA), Northwest Building Officials Council, Illinois Environmental Health Association, Illinois Public Health Association, American Public Works Association (APWA), Illinois Public Works Association (IPWA), International Society of Arborists, American Water Works Association (AWWA), Illinois Water Works Association, Illinois Geographic Information System Association (ILGISA).
Northwest Water Commission (NWWC), Northwest Central Dispatch (NWCD), Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Association (NIPSTA), Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), High Level Excess Liability Pool (HELP).