Serving the municipalities of 
Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties
May 4 , 2020

Masks ready for delivery!
Executive Director Notes

The first thing I want to do is say thank you. Thank you for your calm leadership during this crisis. We all have the same concerns of keeping our residents safe and healthy and I think we are doing a good job. There is so much information coming fast that sometimes it is hard to keep up but I will continue to do my best to keep you informed while trying not to overwhelm you with emails.
Last week I delivered 1,800 masks to our municipalities who placed an order. We can place another order if we can gather a minimum order of 1,000 for $3.69/mask. These are the KN95 masks and are FDA certified. If you are interested in ordering, please let me know asap. 
The state coronavirus website has information and the latest Executive Orders can be found here and of course your County Health Departments have current COVID-19 case information.

Upcoming MWCOG Meetings

We conducted our April board meeting via Zoom. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time. We will be cancelling our in person May meeting and hosting on Zoom on May 28. We have also cancelled our Legislative BBQ in June and TopGolf Outing in July. Our hope is to perhaps move the golf outing to October so stay tuned for more information.

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
MMC has been hosting weekly calls with Mayor Lightfoot and the regional mayors. As a result, Mayor has formed the Regional Recovery Task Force. This group consists of suburban mayors, county board chairs and other stakeholders. Thanks to Mayor Schielke for representing MWCOG. The task force is charged with creating a plan to re-open our region and will be meeting through May.

Legislative Corner

The Legislative Committee and Mayors are having a Zoom meeting with four of our legislators this week to discuss the future of the legislative session, COVID issues and funding. The General Assembly has not met since March and there have been no plans thus far to meet.

Please let us know if you need anything at all during this time. Metro West is here to support you and your needs. We look forward to when we can see each other in person again!

2020 Metro West Updated Schedule of Events

Our Metro West schedule of Events has been updated! 
Please click here  for a copy of the schedule. 

Business Partners Renewals

Our Business Partner Renewals that have occurred since March 16 are:

Gold Level Business Partners

Com Ed

Silver Level Business Partners

CDM Smith
The Concord Group

Welcome to our newest Silver Level Business Partner

Baird Public Finance in Naperville, IL

Thank you to our loyal Business Partners!

The Metro West Council of Government Business Partners Program provides marketing and networking opportunities for businesses, non-profit organizations and units of government that share a common commitment to the well-being of municipalities in DeKalb, Kane and Kendall Counties. Business Partners enjoy heightened visibility among member communities' elected officials and staff by participating in annual events, workshops, publications and sponsorship opportunities.

Gold Level Business Partners  
Azavar Government Solutions                                             
Engineering Enterprises Inc.
F.H. Paschen
HR Green Inc.
Kathleen Field Orr
Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert & Julien
, PC
Nicor Gas
Ottosen DiNolfo Hasenbalg Cataldo
Sikich LLP
Wight & Company

Silver Level Business Partners 
Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services
Applied Ecological Services
Aurora Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Baird Public Finance
Baxter & Woodman
Call One Telecommunications
CDM Smith
Chastain & Associates LLC
Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd.
The Concord Group
Fifth Third Bank
First National Bank
Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona
The Horton Group
Klein, Thorp and Jenkins, LTD
Lamp Incorporated
Larson & Darby Group
Metro Strategies Inc.
Realtors Association of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Robinson Engineering, Ltd
Speer Financial, Inc.
Trotter & Associates, Inc.
V3 Companies
Waubonsee Community College

2019-2020 Metro West Council of Government Officers
President......................................     Kathy Curtis, President, Village of Maple Park
Vice President...............................    Kevin Burns, Mayor, City of Geneva
Secretary......................................     Steve Bosco, Administrator, Village of North Aurora
Treasurer......................................     Dan Di Santo, Administrator, Village of Oswego
Immediate Past President.............    Sean Michels, President, Village of Sugar Grove
DeKalb County Municipal Rep.......   Dawn Wucki-Rossbach, Adminstrator, Village of Maple Park
Kane County Municipal Rep..........   Chuck Nelson, Deputy Mayor, City of Aurora
Kendall County Municipal Rep.......  Troy Parlier, President, Village of Oswego

Lesli Melendy
Executive Director
Cell: 847.226.4876

Karin McCarthy-Lange 
Executive Assistant
630.859.1331 [email protected]