Serving the municipalities of 
DeKalb, Kane and Kendall Counties
November 5, 2019
Executive Director, Lesli Melendy and 2018-19 Metro West President Sean Michels

Executive Director Notes

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Dinner and Business Partner Appreciation Dinner. We had a great turnout! Thank you to President Sean Michels for a great
and productive year and Congratulations to our
2019-2020 Executive Board:

Kathy Curtis, President- President of Maple Park
Kevin Burns, Vice President- Mayor of Geneva
Dan DiSanto, Treasurer- Administrator of Oswego
Steve Bosco, Secretary- Administrator of North Aurora
Sean Michels, Immediate Past President- President of     Sugar Grove

Chuck Nelson, Kane County Municipal Representative-         Deputy Mayor of Aurora
Troy Parlier, Kendall County Municipal Representative-   President of Oswego
Dawn Rossbach, DeKalb County Municipal Representative- Administrator of Maple Park

Thank you to our Gold Level Business Partners who were in attendence at the dinner.

Thank you to our Silver Level Business Partners who were in attendence at the dinner.

We are currently working on the locations for next years Board Meetings. If you would like to host a meeting in your town, please contact us by November 11th. The venue must have a private area with a door that closes, can accommodate 50 people and must be acoustically sound.
The website re-design process has begun so look for changes coming in 2020.

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
On October 13th the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus was awarded $1.3 million by the Illinois Department of Human Services to serve as Regional Intermediary of state Census grants. The funding was administered to various community organizations and local governments to educate and encourage participation in the 2020 census. Here is a link to a pre-application:

CMAP Update

CMAP is hosting a public hearing for Metra's proposed 2019 Operating and Capital Program Budget and Financial Plan. The hearing will be held at the Kane County Government Center, Building A- 1st Floor Auditorium, 719 South Batavia Avenue, Geneva on November 5th
from 4-7pm.

From IML
The Illinois Municipal League has been a vocal
supporter of the pension consolidation initiative.
They have detailed information on the bill on
their website:

Legislative Corner

I was in Springfield last week to follow the pension consolidation bill in real time. Unfortunately, all legislation came to a screeching halt due to some federal political activity. However, the pension language was released and you can find it here: 

We are still in the process of evaluating the details and as of now the General Assembly plans to begin discussing it during the second week of Veto Session, November 12-14. Metro West continues to support the initiative but until we see an analysis, we will not take a position. I will keep you updated as the conversation progresses. I also had the opportunity to discuss some ideas for possible future legislation with our lobbyists and look forward to next regular session to begin that process.

Upcoming MWCOG Meetings

Our November Baord meeting will be hosted by our new President Kathy Curtis, President of Maple Park. It will be held at Sorrento's Restaurant at 50W187 Route 64 in Maple Park. Email invitations were sent out Monday, November 4th.  We hope to see everyone on November 21 st .

Business Partners Renewals

Our Business Partner Renewals that have occurred since October 1st are:

Silver Level Business Partners

CDM Smith
First National Bank
Gardiner Koch Wiesberg & Wrona
Larson & Darby Group
Signarama, North Aurora

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 & Associates
Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert & Julien
, PC
Nicor Gas
Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper, Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.
Sikich LLP

Silver Level Business Partners 
Advanced Disposal
Alliant/Mesirow Insurance Services
Applied Ecological Services
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.
PMA Financial Network, Inc.
Realtors Association of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Robinson Engineering, Ltd
Signarama, North Aurora
Speer Financial, Inc.
Trotter & Associates, Inc.
V3 Companies
Waubonsee Community College
Wight & Company

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
Past Presidents at Large...............   Steve Ward, President, Village of South Elgin
 Matt Brolley, President, Village of Montgomery
  David Kaptain, Mayor, City of Elgin
                                                           Stephan Pickett, President, Village of Sleepy Hollow
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]