About us

Metro West Council of Government is a council of municipalities serving a population of more than 750,000 in Kane, DeKalb and Kendall Counties of Illinois. The non-profit organization was founded in November 2004 and is supported by member dues. It serves its members and the region by:

  • Promoting excellence in local government.
  • Evaluating the impact of pending state and federal legislation on municipalities.
  • Articulating municipal concerns and advocating municipal positions on local, regional, state and national issues.
  • Fostering intergovernmental communication and cooperation.
  • Providing research, technical assistance, training and leadership development opportunities to members.
  • Addressing growth, transportation and water conservation issues affecting the region.
  • Serving as a strong advocate for municipalities.


Metro West members meet monthly, usually on the fourth Thursday evening. In addition to networking, the dinner meetings often feature speakers on topics of interest to member municipalities.

Special Programs & Events

Special programs and events include the Legislative Breakfast, the Springfield Drive Down, various workshops, the Legislative BBQ and Session Review, the Legislative Mixer and Golf Outing and the Annual Business Partner Recognition Dinner.


Municipalities with populations of 1,000 and below are charged a flat fee of $500 per year.  Those with 1,001 to 2,000 are charged a flat fee of $750. Populations with 2,001 to under 5,000 are charged a flat fee of $1,500.  Dues for municipalities over 5,000 are charged 0.35¢ per capita with a minimum amount of $3,500 and a maximum investment of $30,000 per year.  

Board of Directors

The mayor/president and manager/administrator from each municipality are voting members of the Council’s Board of Directors, which is led by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past-Presidents. The executive committee also includes a municipal representative from each of the three counties.  

Executive Committee 2019 - 2020

Kathy Curtis, President
Village of Maple Park

Vice President

Kevin Burns, Mayor
City of Geneva

Steve Bosco, Administrator
Village of North Aurora

Dan DiSanto, Administrator
Village of Oswego

DeKalb County Municipal Representative
Dawn Wucki-Rossbach, Adminstrator
Village of Maple Park

Kane County Municipal Representative
Chuck Nelson, Deputy Mayor
City of Aurora

Kendall County Municipal Representative
Troy Parlier, President
Village of Oswego

Immediate Past President
Sean Michels, President
Village of Sugar Grove



Executive Director
Lesli Melendy
E-mail: lmelendy.mwcog@gmail.com

Karin McCarthy-Lange
E-mail: kmlange.mwcog@gmail.com



5 East Downer Place, Suite E
Aurora IL 60505
Tel: 630.859.1331
Fax: 630.859.1336


Metro West Board Liaisons To Partner Organizations

CMAP Board Member & Liaison
Matt Brolley, President, Village of Montgomery
Jeff Schielke, Mayor, City of Batavia

CMAP Regional Water Supply Planning Group Representatives
Peter Wallers, President, Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

IML-Illinois Municipal League
Richard Irvin, Mayor, City of Aurora

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Representatives
Jeff Schielke, Mayor, City of Batavia


Partner Organizations

Metro West Council works collaboratively with a number of governmental entities and regional public and private agencies, boards and committees to facilitate intergovernmental cooperation and to provide the municipal perspective on relevant issues.  The Council works to ensure that municipal viewpoints are represented at the earliest possible stages of decision making. 


Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Illinois Municipal League

Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Metropolitan Planning Council                                                                             
RTA-Regional Transit Authority


County Governments

DeKalb County
Kane County
Kendall County

Council of Governments

DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
Lake County Municipal League
McHenry County Council of Governments
Northwest Municipal Conference
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Southwest Conference of Mayors
West Central Municipal Conference
Will County Governmental League