Our focus: improving Chicago as a place to live, work and conduct business

Chicago is one of the world’s most livable cities, with an energy uniquely its own. The Civic Committee lives at the center of that energy.

Formed in 1983 by the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Civic Committee is comprised of 90 senior executives of the Chicago region's leading employers. We work hand-in-hand with public officials and other civic organizations for the social and economic well-being of our region.

We undertake a wide array of projects, which are viewed as game-changing efforts. These projects change over time and currently include efforts to:

We also work alongside the organizations we created to tackle key issues head-on:

  • The Civic Consulting Alliance, builds pro bono teams of business experts, government leaders and its own professional staff to work on transformative public sector challenges, such as improving schools, reducing crime, improving health care and making our region more affordable and globally competitive.
  • Kids First Chicago, is dedicated to making Chicago’s public school system work for all families.

-- all to create a better Chicago for every person and every business who calls this city home.