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Metro West Mayors Take Part in Regional Press Conference

On Monday, May 20, 2024 the Metro West Mayors gathered with 50 regional mayors to speak on the importance of restoring the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF). Collectively, these mayors represent 275 municipalities in the Chicagoland area. The mayors urged the General Assembly to restore this funding to full levels which is crucial in providing…

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Metro West in the News

Administrative Adjudication Bill is signed by the Governor. The Kane County Chronicle featured a story on the Administration Adjudication Bill that passed this year. This bill allows more local control for non-home rule municipalities. Lesli Melendy, Executive Director of Metro West was interviewed and stated, “No matter how big or small the town is –…

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The 2023 Legislative BBQ & Session Review is a Success!

Over 90 people came out for the 2023 Metro West Legislative BBQ at the Elburn Lions Club – a favorite event for members, business partners and local legislators.  This year, Metro West brought back the Legislator of the Year Award and gave out two awards to Metro West legislators who have helped champion municipal legislation.…

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New Logo, New Vision:  Metro West Council of Government is thrilled to unveil our new logo.  This logo better exemplifies the vision of Metro West.  Please see the below announcement. New logo announcement…

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Metro West seeks summer college intern

Metro West Council of Government is seeking a college student for a paid summer internship.  This position is 4-6 hours a week offering exposure to a variety of areas including legislation, member engagement, event planning, research and marketing.  Please contact Susan Russell at for more information. intern flyer 2022…

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2022 Legislative Breakfast rescheduled

Metro West’s Legislative Breakfast has been rescheduled to Monday, February 28th at Riverside Receptions in Geneva with registration beginning at 7am.  If you registered for the original date of January 14th, you will be automatically registered for the new date.  If you wish to cancel or register another person, please contact Susan Russell at  …

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October Spotlight: H.R. Green, Inc.

Our October Spotlight is HR Green.  HR Green, a Metro West COG Gold Level Business Partner since 2012, provides engineering and building services to municipalities throughout the region including more than a dozen Metro West COG municipalities. Their main point of contact is Scott Marquardt, PE, who is an Associate and Project Manager for HR…

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September Spotlight: Nicor Gas

Our September Spotlight features Gold Member Nicor Gas. Nicor Gas became a Metro West COG business partner in early 2013 and our main point of contact is Aaron Miller, Regional Manager of Community Affairs. As Regional Manager, I engage with local elected officials and other municipal and community leaders to build and maintain positive relationships…

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