Paula Freeze


Research Specialist
Phone: (815) 753-2077


Paula started with CGS in January, 2017. Prior to that, Paula was employed as an urban planner with the City of Chicago, Knight Architects & Engineers, Metra, and as a self-employed consultant. She also has several years of experience working in early-childhood education with multi-needs children.
At CGS, Paula works with the Association Management Team and manages communications for two professional associations, the American Planning Association-Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) and the Illinois Public Employers Labor Relations Association (IPELRA).
Paula holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's in Urban Planning & Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When Paula isn’t sitting at the computer, you’ll find her outside in the garden or spending time with her husband, Mark, and their two kids.