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.
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NEW 2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS installed
Metro West congratulates its newly installed Board of Directors!
President Steve Ward, President - Village of South Elgin
Vice President Sean Michels, President - Village of Sugar Grove
Secretary Steve Bosco, Administrator - Village of North Aurora (absent for the photo)
Treasurer Dan DiSanto, Administrator - Village of Oswego
Immediate Past President
Matt Brolley, President - Village of Montgomery
DeKalb County Jerry Smith, Mayor - City of DeKalb (absent for the photo)
Kane County Tim Schloneger, Administrator - Village of Algonquin
Kendall County Gary Golinski, Mayor - United City of Yorkville
David Kaptain, Mayor of Elgin (At-Large); Stephan Pickett, President of Sleepy Hollow (At-Large).
UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Next Metro West Board Meeting
The next MWCOG Board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at Blackstone Bar and Grill, 600 East Veterans Parkway, Yorkville. Networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Open only to board members.
In April, due to the Drive Down dates the monthly board meeting will be held a week earlier than usual. We will meet on April 19th at the Highlands of Elgin-Grumpy Goat Tavern, 875 Sports Way, Elgin. Open only to board members.
Springield Drive Down
The 2018 Springfield Drive Down dates are April 25-26. On the 25th we will kick the event off with a Brunch during which we will receive a report by Metro West Lobbyist Steve Morrill of Morrill and Fiedler. Following that we will head to the Capital for appointments with legislators. IML is hosting a reception in the evening at the Abraham Lincoln Museum, which we encourage our members to attend. Our day on the 26th will begin with breakfast and then we make our way to our agency appointments. The agencies our group will be visiting are IDPH, IDOT, IEPA and IDNR. This event is open to all administrators, trustees/alderman, and staff of our member municipalities. You are responsible for making your own houing reservations. See attached registration form for additional details.
State of the Counties Luncheon
We will be hosting the State of the Counties Luncheon this year at Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva. Kendall County Chairman Scott Gryder, Kane County Chairman Chris Lauzen, and DeKalb County Chairman Mark Pietrowski will provide updates on accomplishments of the last year, current challenges and colloborative work between the counties. The event will begin at 11:30 am with registration, followed by lunch and the program. Click her for registration form.
Legislative BBQ and Session Review
The date for this event is June 28th and it will be held at the Elburn Lions Community Park.
Annual Golf Outing and Legislative Mixer
Mark your calendar for July 26th for this event! It will be held at TopGolf in Naperville. More information will be coming soon.
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