Monday, May 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. State of the City Address
The City of West Chicago has announced that the 2016 State of the City Address will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, 475 Main Street. The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the event and provide refreshments prior to its start at 5:30 p.m.
The State of the City provides residents and businesses an opportunity to learn more about the past year and what is being planned for the future of West Chicago. Mayor Ruben Pineda will deliver the Address and share information on topics most important to citizens. The theme, A Collective Vision, references the work the City has undertaken, through a comprehensive outreach campaign that began last year, to engage all of its stakeholders in the creation of a Strategic Plan that will help define the future of the community over the next 20 years. Forums, interviews, and roundtables were held, with an inclusive range of participants including students, residents, religious leaders, realtors, developers, business owners, homeowners association leaders, Hispanic leaders, homeschool families, elected officials, and appointed officials. Also included were representatives of not-for-profit and community organizations, and other taxing bodies.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend and learn more about West Chicago’s collective vision for the future and an overview of strategies for implementation. This is a free public event, and seating is provided on a first come first serve basis.
West Chicago is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage. It is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by three major rail lines, Illinois' third-busiest airport and three state highways. For more information, call Rosemary Mackey, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at (630) 293-2200 x 139.