Legislative Participation

Legislative Action Plan

Many of the Schaumburg’s priorities are heavily influenced by the outcome of county, state and federal legislation. Elected representatives tend to be most responsive to constituents that are organized, persuasive, and persistent. The village relies mostly on the actions of local legislators and coalitions like those listed below to advance legislative priorities and protect its interests.  A formal legislative action program has also been developed to establish an even greater presence and provide a better means for communicating our legislative initiatives to those willing to take action. 

View the 2018 Legislative Action Plan

Legislative Participation

Village Board members and staff participate in a variety of professional organizations and intergovernmental cooperatives. At times, these groups may take positions on specific legislative issues that have a direct impact on their membership or the stated goals of the organization and actively lobby on behalf of the village and other members. These groups include:

Lobbying 

Since 2015, the village has also retained the services of a lobbyist to promote its legislative priorities.  Below is a list of the payments to lobbyists for the past ten years. 

Year

Lobbyist

Purpose

Amount

2015

Consulting4Biz, Inc.

Destination Incentive Program

$20,000

2015

Thomson Weir, LLC and NJ Kimme & Company

Lobbying Services, Public Relations and Strategic Communications

$8,000/mo

2016

Thomson Weir

Lobbying Services

$8,000/mo

2017

Daley Policy Group

Lobbying Services- Airport

$15,000

2017

Crawford, Murphy and Tilly

Lobbying Services- Airport

$172.50

2017

Thomson Weir

Lobbying Services

$8,000/mo

 2018 Thomson Weir Lobbying Services $8,000/mo