August 2017 Issue
August 2017 Issue
DMMC Golf Outing a Success 

Over 140 sunscreen-covered mayors, managers, trustees, Corporate Partners, and business friends braved the tropical rainforest-like conditions and enjoyed the DMMC Golf Outing held on July 20 at the beautiful Village Links of Glen Ellyn. The sampling tent of Revolution Brewing Company of Chicago and Shoeless Joe's of Addison was a popular stop along the top-rated, 7,200-yard, championship 18-hole course, giving golfers a brief respite from the 89% humidity that day. Robinson Engineering, Ltd., celebrating 80 years in business, provided participants with golf balls, alleviating any losses on the course, and Azavar Government Solutions provided wonderful tote bags for each participant. The popular putting contest sponsored by Call One, Inc. kicked off the afternoon and Nick Nolfi drew the winners, Eric Rose from Thomas Engineering and Paul Koszarec from Terracon, by raffle. Lea Jackman of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association earned the women's longest drive award, sponsored by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., and Jim Gunther, from the Village of Westmont, was recognized for the men's longest drive, sponsored by The Horton Group.
 
In the late afternoon, Glen Ellyn Village President Diane McGinley and Village Manager Mark Franz formally welcomed attendees to the Village Links. A highlight of the event was the raffling of 34 magnificent, mayor-donated baskets. Winning tickets for the baskets and other prizes donated by The Concord Group, Dave and Roberta Williams, Serafin and Associates, Al Warren Oil Company, Inc., BMO Harris Bank, N.A., HR Green, and The Village Links of Glen Ellyn were announced by DMMC President and Mayor of Addison, Richard Veenstra.
 
Thank you to everyone who attended and/or participated in the DMMC 2017 Golf Outing. Photographs of baskets, golfers, and other images of the day can be viewed on DMMC's Facebook page. Like us on Facebook
 
Thank You 
 
 
The Conference would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Corporate Partners and other companies and individuals who helped support the 2017 Golf Outing. The support and generosity of the following contributed to making the outing a great success:
 
Dinner Sponsor
Comcast
 
Gift Sponsors
Azavar Government Solutions
Robinson Engineering, Ltd.
 
Contest Sponsors
Call One, Inc.
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
The Horton Group
 
Hole Sponsors
Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Civiltech Engineering
Clark Dietz, Inc.
ComEd
Ehlers, Inc.
FER-PAL Construction LLC
FGM Architects
HBK Engineering
Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.
Nixon Peabody - Ron Cope & Julie Seymour
Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.
Prescient Solutions
SB Friedman
Speer Financial, Inc.
Storino, Ramello & Durkin
Thomas Engineering Group, LLC
Wight and Company  
 
Bonus Prize Sponsors
The Concord Group
Dave and Roberta Williams  
DMMC Welcomes New Lisle Village Manager

The Lisle Village Board unanimously approved Mayor Pecak's appointment of Eric Ertmoed to Village Manager during the July 24 board meeting. Mr. Ertmoed had been serving as Acting Village Manager since February 2017, when former Village Manager Gerald Sprecher retired after sixteen years of service. He will be sworn in during the August 21 Village Board Meeting.
 
Mr. Ertmoed  joined the Village of Lisle in February 2008 and has held various management positions including Assistant Village Manager, Administrative Services Director, Acting Human Resources Director, and Management Analyst.  Mr. Ertmoed is a member of  the International City/County Management Association and Illinois City/County Management Association. He also serves on the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference Regulatory Issues Committee and volunteers for Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce events.

We welcome Mr. Ertmoed!    
DMMC Welcomes New Woodridge Village Administrator

Al Stonitsch has been appointed as the new Woodridge Village Administrator. Mr. Stonitsch was sworn into the position during the July 20 Village Board meeting. Having served in many different roles for the Village of Glenview and as the Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Glen Ellyn, Mr. Stonitsch will bring a myriad of experience to Woodridge including human resources, IT, facilities management, communications, and special projects.

We welcome Mr. Stonitsch!     
Grant Opportunities
 
As a component of our Strategic Plan, we look for opportunities to notify our membership of various grants and grant programs: 
 
The State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant
The State Farm program encourages "safer, stronger, and smarter communities" by providing local governments with funding opportunities that focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

The 2018 grant application will be available beginning Friday, September 1, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The grant amount requested must be $5,000 or more.

For further information about State Farm's Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grant, visit their website here.
 
The Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program
The Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program is designed to help better the communities that Walmart stores and facilities serve, in the areas of career opportunities, hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, and strengthening communities. Because Walmart wants to give back to local communities, the application process and award will be handled largely through the local store or facility.
 
The 2017 grant cycle is available through December 31, 2017. The grant amount requested must be between $250 and $2,500.
 
For further information about the Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program, refer to their website here .  
Entries Now Being Accepted for DMMC Municipal Innovation Celebration
 
The Conference is now accepting entries to participate in the annual Municipal Innovation Celebration, which will be held during the Conference Business Meeting on September 20, 2017.  During this traditionally well-attended and popular event, members will present innovations that have saved costs, increased efficiencies, and solved problems in their municipalities.  Winners will be selected by a secret ballot vote and trophies will be awarded for the Best Innovation and Best Presentation. 

Only the first ten entries are able to present their ideas at the Celebration. If you would like to have bragging rights and the option to display a winning trophy at future DMMC Board Meetings, submit your municipality's innovation as soon as possible.  For questions or additional information, contact Deputy Executive Director Suzette Quintell at 630-571-0480, ext. 227 or squintell@dmmc-cog.org.      
 
The event will occur Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville.

Upcoming Meetings
  
Board of Directors

When:  Thursday, September 7, 2017
Where: DMMC Conference Room
 
When:  Thursday, October 5, 2017
Where: DMMC Conference Room
Business Meetings (Full Conference):
 
September Conference Business Meeting and Municipal Innovation Celebration
When:  Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Where: Hilton Lisle/Naperville
Click here to register.
Corporate Partners
 
Please visit our Corporate Partner websites via the links below:
Platinum Plus
Comcast logo

Corporate Partners Program

The DMMC Corporate Partners program provides an opportunity for participation by organizations that share a common commitment to the well-being of DuPage County municipalities. Corporate Partners gain high visibility among member communities through such means as meetings, workshops, publications, annual events, and sponsorship opportunities.
 
For more information on the Corporate Partners program, contact Suzette Quintell, Deputy Executive Director, at 630-571-0480, ext. 227, or visit the DMMC website.
Choose DuPage 
 
Save the Date:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Small Business Forum.
 
For more information about Choose DuPage, click here   
Veteran Service Officer Seminar - Military 101 
 
The Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage County will present a Veteran Service Officer Seminar on Thursday, September 7 at the DuPage County Administration Building Auditorium, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. The seminar is targeted towards social workers and civilians who work with veterans. For additional seminar information contact Steve Fixler at 630-407-5655 or Steven.Fixler@dupageco.org .
 
Click here for additional information about the Veterans Assistance Commission.  
Village of Lombard Fall Blood Drive
 
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the Village of Lombard and Heartland Blood Centers will be hosting a blood drive at two locations, Yorktown Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Village of Lombard Village Hall from 1:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Appointments are recommended; you can sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org or contact Carol Bauer at 630-620-5712 or  bauerc@villageoflombard.org.
Surplus Vehicle & Equipment Auction Date

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 will be the last live auction for this year.
The Conference's agreement with America's Auto Auction also provides for year-round Internet sales, so participants do not have to wait for one of the quarterly live sales in order to dispose of surplus vehicles and equipment. For questions or additional information, please contact America's Auto Auction Commercial Account Manager Bruce Uhter, 708-389-4488 (office), 219-713-0327 (cell) or Bruce.Uhter@americasautoauction.com; or sales representative Jim Fee, 773-315-0293 or jamesfee7522@yahoo.com.

For additional auction information, please click here.
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1220 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-571-0480
Founded in 1962, the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is a council of municipal governments representing over 1,000,000 people. A coalition of cities and villages, the Conference works to voice municipal concerns on local, regional, state, and national issues. It also serves its members and the region by fostering intergovernmental cooperation. The Conference is a not-for-profit organization supported by membership dues and grants.