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.
Metro West Drive Down Report
On March 13-14 a group of 35 mayors/presidents, managers/administrators and elected officials visited Springfield. On March 13th the group meet with Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, House Majority Leader Harris, Senate President Cullerton and representatives from the Governor's office. Senators Rezin, Oberweis and DeWitte attended the meeting with Leader Brady and Senator Castro attended the meeting with Leader Cullerton. Leader Harris was pleased to have Representative Barbara Hernandez present at his meeting since they had not met. She had been sworn in days before to replace Representative Chapa LaVia who left the house to become the Director of Illinois Veterans Affairs. During the meetings Metro West Mayors lobbied on the four topics chosen by the Legislative Committee: local control, lead service line replacement, pension reform, and protect local revenues.
That evening Metro West hosted a Legislative Reception and Dinner for the legislators that represent the 750,000 voices in the Metro West region. Those in attendance were: Senator DeWitte, Representative Hernandez, Representative Keicher, Representative Kifowit, Senator Rezin, Representative Ugaste, Representative Villa and Representative Wheeler.
Thursday the group visited with agency directors. Pete Wallers, Metro West Consulting Engineer, leads the discussions with the agencies. IEPA Director Kim and 4 his leaders meet with the group to talk about lead service line replacement, the state revolving loan program, water quality standards, NPDES permits and chlorides. Next two staff leaders from IDPH met with the group. Pete asked them about the recent code amendments, the lead service line replacement issue and about NWPA and their collaboration with other groups. Next was a meeting with IDNR Director Colleen Callahan. She had only been in her role for nine days so appreciated the information Pete provided about the partnership NWPA has with IDNR. The last meeting of the day was with the new Acting Secretary of IDOT, Omer Osman and several of his colleagues. The topics for this meeting were permit reviews, capital bill projects, and rail service extensions. In all the meetings Mr. Wallers emphasized that Metro West would like to be a partner and resource for the agency.
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
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UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
April 25th-Fanatico, 1215 Blackhawk Road, DeKalb. Networking will begin at 5:30 and the board meetinng will be called to order at 6:00.
May 23th-Gen Hoe, 537 East State Stree, Geneva. Networking will begin at 5:30 and the board meetinng will be called to order at 6:00.
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