EEI Chairman, Peter Wallers, PE, CFM Receives 2023 Chicago Metropolitan Agency (CMAP) Visionary Award

EEI Chairman, Peter Wallers, PE, CFM Receives 2023 Chicago Metropolitan Agency (CMAP) Visionary Award

Congratulations to Peter Wallers, PE, CFM, Chairman of the Board of Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) on being chosen for the 2023 Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Visionary Award.

Pete graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Wisconsin and Illinois. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Pete was named the President and CEO of EEI in 2006 and became Chairman of the Board in 2020.

The CMAP award recognizes a person or organization whose leadership has made northeastern Illinois more inclusive, resilient, and economically competitive. An award presentation will take place at the Village of Montgomery’s Board Meeting, April 24th, at 7:00 PM.

Pete’s 45 year and counting career has been dedicated to improving the lives of residents within the communities he has had the opportunity to work for. He has knowledge of total water (potable water, wastewater, and stormwater), but also all other community infrastructure components. These are strengths that make Pete a well-rounded engineer that can see the big picture. 

Anyone that knows Pete knows that his true passion is water and finding a sustainable source for all. He is heavily involved in regional water supply planning for Northeastern Illinois and has a knack for building regional consensus.

Pete’s dedication to the engineering profession, his staff and his community exceed expectations. In addition to numerous leadership roles in technical associations, Pete is a Trustee on the Oswego Library Board, a member of the Kane County Judicial and Public Safety Planning and Technology Commission, Charter Member of the Montgomery Rotary Club,  President of the Montgomery Foundation, Board Member of the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation, member of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry Advisory Board and volunteer for the annual Montgomery Fest, Sugar Grove Corn Boil and Montgomery River Run.

According to Jeff Freeman, CEO, “Pete’s impact on water supply planning and the search for sustainable water resources for all communities within Northeastern Illinois is almost immeasurable. Through his regional work on Water 2050, his sub-regional work with the Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) and his direct work with many municipalities in Northeastern Illinois, he has made an impact on the lives of millions of Illinoisians.  Most importantly is his work’s impact on generations to come.”