Metro West Council of Government is an association of municipalities serving a population of more than 750,000 in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb Counties of Illinois. Metro West fosters regional cooperation to address regional issues including managing growth, transportation and water conservation and promoting sustainable economic development. Metro West provides a united voice for municipalities and serves as their strong advocate. The Council provides networking opportunities for area mayors and managers, which allow them to share ideas and address common issues.
METRO WEST recognized by the state on its 10th anniversary
During Metro West's October 23rd dinner celebration, State Representative Kay Hatcher read an official proclamation honoring Metro West Council of Government on its 10th Anniversary.
The Proclamation, in part, recognized Metro West as an organization that "provides a united voice for municipalities and serves as their strong advocate to connect state and federal elected officials with local officials and community leaders."
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS installed
Metro West congratulates its newly installed Board of Directors:
President David Kaptain, Mayor of Elgin
Vice President Matt Brolley, President of Montgomery
Secretary Ray Keller, Administrator of Gilberts
Treasurer Bill McGrath, Administrator of Batavia
DeKalb County Anne Marie Gaura, City Manager of DeKalb
Kane County Kathy Curtis, President of Maple Park
Kendall County Bart Olson, Administrator of Yorkville
Brian LeClercq, President of Oswego (Immediate Past President); David Anderson, President of Elburn (At-Large); Stephan Pickett, President of Sleepy Hollow (At-Large); and Thomas Weisner, Mayor of Aurora (At-Large).
MWCOG Executive director receives 2014 'Star award'
In honor of Metro West's 10th Anniversary, members chose to recognize the organization's executive director, Mary Randle, with the 2014 "Star Award." This award is presented to a person in the organization who has gone above and beyond in providing service to Metro West.
"Mary Randle, our first and only executive director, has been the driving force behind Metro West," said Brian LeClercq, MWCOG immediate past president, during the award presentation. "Like the stars in the sky (Mary) guided our direction, shone light on various issues and topics, and was a constant that we could always count on to be there for us. We gave her our wishes, and she helped them come true. And, through it all, she shined brightly."