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.
WELCOME TO THE vILLAGE OF CARPENTERSVILLE
Metro West Council of Government is pleased to announce the Village of Carpentersville has joined us as our newest member. Carpentersville was approved and welcomed at the Metro West September 27th Board Meeting. Mayor John Skillman was in attendance at the meeting. The Village of Carpentersville is in Kane County and most recently posted a population of 38,291.
ANNUAL BUSINESS PARTNER RECOGNITION DINNER
The annual Business Partner Recognition Dinner was held on October 25th at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Metro West was pleased to have the opportunity to honor our 12 Gold and 28 Silver Level Business Partners. The evening will begin at 6:00 with Appetizers, Networking and Cocktails. At 7:00 welcomes were provided by Metro West President Steve Ward and Aurora Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson. After dinner, the Gold Level Business Partners received their Certificates of Appreciation followed by the Silver Level Business Partner certificate distribution. The Metro West staff and members are fortunate to be working with this group of business leaders.
Next, the outgoing Metro West Officers were recognized and the incoming Executive Board was nstalled by Mary Randle.
GOLD LEVEL BUSINESS PARTNERS
(Left to right) Sean Michels-Metro West President; Chad Pieper-HR Green; Bill Thomas-Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo; Joe Del Real-Nicor; Scott Marquardt-HR Green; Nick Bava-Sikich; Pete Wallers-Engineering Enterprises; Lindsay Fish-Sikich; Mike Paulos-Comcast; Joan Sage-Comcast; Erin Marshall-Azavar Government Solutions; Tom Fagan-Azavar Government Solutions; Jaci Kator-AT&T; Beth Penesis-Aqua; Michael Fountain-ComEd; Greg Castellanos-ComEd and Steve Ward-Metro West Immediate Past President.
SILVER LEVEL BUSINESS PARTNERS
(Left to right) Jim Michels-Waubonsee Community College; Senator Don DeWitte-Wine Sergi Insurance; Kurt Corrigan-V3 Companies; Scott Trotter-Trotter & Associates; Andrew Kim-PMA Financial; Anthony Miceli-Speer Financial; Phil Kazimier-Trotter & Axxociates; Tom Mahaffey-Larson & Darby Group; Erik Stoltz-PMA Financial; James McKenzie-Trotter & Associates; Burt Andrews-Larson and Darby Group; Ian Lamp-Lamp Incorporated; Dave Lawry-Chastain & Associates; Katy Rush-GovHR USA; Amrou Atassi-CDM Smith; Steve Frerichs-Chastain & Associates; Jill Hagan-MB Financial; Sean Durkin-MB Financial; Carla Weiss-First National Bank; Larry Widmer-Call One; Anne Ross-The Horton Group; Carolyn Grieves-Baxter and Woodman; Tish Powell-Advanced Disposal; Mike Earl-GovHR USA Steve Ward-Metro West Immediate Past President.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2018 - 2019
Sean Michels, President
Village of Sugar Grove
Kathy Curtis, President
Village of Maple Park
Steve Bosco, Administrator
Village of North Aurora
Dan DiSanto, Administrator
Village of Oswego
DeKalb County Municipal Representative
Jerry Smith, Mayor, City of DeKalb
Kane County Municipal Representative
Jeff Walter, President, Village of Elburn
Kendall County Municipal Representative
Jeff Zoephel, Administrator, Village of Montgomery
Immediate Past President
Steve Ward, President, Village of South Elgin
Past Presidents-Executive Committee Members
Matt Brolley, President, Village of Montgomery
David Kaptain, Mayor of Elgin
Stephan Pickett, President, Village of Sleepy Hollow
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
January 24th-Francesca's, 200 South Second Street, St Charles. Networking will begin at 5:30 and the board meeting will be called to order at 6:00.
February 28th-Pal Joey's, 2030 Main Street, Batavia. Networking will begin at 5:30 and the board meeting will be called to order at 6:00.
March 28th-River Street Tavern, 102 North River Street, East Dundee. Networking will begin at 5:30 and the board meeting will be called to order at 6:00.
Property Maintenance and Zoning Workshop
James Binninger, associate at the law firm Kathleen Field Orr & Associates, who presented the Metro West Workshop last year on zoning topics will again be our presenter. He has been a frequent speaker regarding building codes and property maintenance and zoning, subdivision controls, land use and liability issues of public employees. The Workshop will be held January 8, 2019 in the North Aurora Police Department Conference Room, 200 South Lincolnway, North Aurora. Check in will begin at 6:15 and the workshop will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and end by 9:00 p.m. Pizza and salad will be served. This workshop is complimentary to Metro West member municipalities. For non-members the cost is $20. For additional information, view the attached registration form. Please pre-register as space is limited.
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