A Publication of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
In This Issue

Please visit our Corporate Partner websites via the links below:


Platinum Plus



Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
BMO Harris Bank, NA
Call One
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
ESI Consultants, Ltd.
FER-PAL Construction LLC
Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper, Gilbert, DiNolfo, Ltd.
Prescient Solutions
Robinson Engineering, Ltd.



Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
AXA Advisors, LLC
Azavar Audit Solutions, Inc.
Burns and McDonnell
Connor & Gallagher Insurance Services, Inc.
EJM Engineering, Inc.
ERS, Inc.
J. Alexander Hunt, Inc.
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.
Speer Financial, Inc. 
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
The Horton Group

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Directors:

Thursday, September 3, 2015


October 1, 2015    

DMMC Conference Room 


Business Meetings (Full Conference):

September Conference Business Meeting


September 16, 2015 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM CDT

Municipal Innovation Celebration

Hilton Lisle/Naperville

3003 Corporate West Drive

Lisle, IL 60532  



Upcoming Event:


To our valued Corporate Partners please check your email for more information on our August Corporate Partner Coffee.

2015 DMMC Golf Outing


Slight breeze, sunshine, low humidity and moderate temperatures made for ideal weather conditions for the July 15, 2015 DMMC Golf Outing held at Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge. A total of 120 attended the outing including an energetic mix of mayors, managers, trustees, and business partners. Spirits remained high throughout the day despite the sizable number of golf balls claimed by water features on this challenging, four-star rated course. Kathleen Belden of BMO Harris Bank and Dave Sloan of the Village of Itasca were recognized for their outstanding drives on the longest drives contests, sponsored by Speer Financial, Inc. and The Horton Group,and Joe Caracci of the Village of Bensenville won the Call One-sponsored putting competition.


In late afternoon, participants settled into the banquet room which overlooks Seven Bridge's verdant landscape and rolling hills. The Mayor of Woodridge, Gina Cunningham, formally welcomed attendees to dinner and thanked them for traveling to the Village of Woodridge for the event. The dinner's main event was the raffling off of 26 magnificent, community-donated baskets that lined the southern end of the dining room. Winning tickets for the baskets and other prizes--including an IPad donated by Comcast and an Apple Watch donated by The Horton Group--were drawn and enthusiastically announced by DMMC President and Mayor of Roselle, Gayle Smolinski.


Thanks to everyone who attended and participated to make the DMMC 2015 Golf Outing a splendid event. Photographs of baskets, participating golfers, and other images captured during the day's events can be viewed on the DMMC Facebook page. 


Thank You Golf Outing Sponsors!

DMMC would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Corporate Partners and other companies who helped make the July 15, 2015 DMMC Golf Outing a success. Corporate Partner support is vital to the realization of the DMMC mission. Our gratitude goes to the Corporate Partners and other companies that supported this year's Golf Outing, including:


Azavar Audit Solutions, Inc.


BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

Call One, Inc.

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

Civiltech Engineering, Inc.


Commonwealth Edison

Ehlers and Associates, Inc.

FER-PAL Construction LLC

FGM Architects

Horton Group, The


Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

Nixon Peabody LLP

Ottosen, Britz, Kelly, Cooper, Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd.

Prescient Solutions

Robinson Engineering, Ltd.

S.B. Friedman Development Advisors

Sikich LLP

Speer Financial, Inc.

Storino, Ramello & Durkin

Thomas Engineering Group, LLC 

Members and DuPage Legislators Take a Coffee Break  

L to R: Representative Mussman, Representative Kifowit, Mayor Saverino, Sr., and Executive Director Baloga
The Conference hosted a Coffee Break on June 24, 2015. Several legislators attended the event, including Senators Michael Connelly and Linda Holmes and Representatives Stephanie Kifowit, Michelle Mussman, and Grant Wehrli. During the casual open house, members and legislators discussed topics of mutual interest and importance to DuPage municipalities over coffee. Thank you to all who participated for helping to make the Coffee Break a great success.
Congratulations Bolingbrook & Elmhurst - Best Places to Live in Illinois

Congratulations to the Village of Bolingbrook for being selected by as the #1 Best Place to Live in Illinois! The publication lists Bolingbrook's extensive shopping and restaurant options, top-notch park district and great access to Chicago as reasons for the top billing. The City of Elmhurst was also honored with the #4 spot, due to its rich history, rigorous public schools and pedestrian-friendly downtown. 

Glen Ellyn a Top Weekend Getaway in Midwest Living Magazine

Glen Ellyn makes Midwest Living's 25 Weekend Getaways Near Chicago! Glen Ellyn is honored to be listed as a getaway from the big city. 


In the heart of DuPage County, the scenic Village of Glen Ellyn is a prosperous, civic-minded community with much to offer by way of shopping, dining, the arts and entertainment. Historic Downtown Glen Ellyn is filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. It is a pedestrian-friendly area where a number of family-friendly events are held throughout the year.

Corporate Partner News 

DMMC welcomed a new Corporate Partner at the July Board of Directors meeting.  Power Forward DuPage promotes and supports the electrical contracting industry in DuPage County. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Power Forward DuPage.

Also in Corporate Partner News  

DMMC would like to congratulate Platinum Partner BMO Harris N.A.'s Chris Daly on his new son, Benedict Hart Daly, born July 7, 2015.

Residents Invited to Provide Input on County Programs, Spending

DuPage County residents have a chance to weigh in on their priorities by participating in this year's County budget survey. The survey is now available online at


Each year, the DuPage County Board gathers public opinion as it shapes next year's budget.


County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said this year's budget survey is particularly important as the county faces a potential loss of $4.5 million in funding due to the state's budget crisis.


"When the state faces a fiscal crisis, we all feel it in the counties. We will tighten our belts accordingly but our goal remains the same: to provide the highest quality services for our residents in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible," said Cronin.


Finance Committee Chairman Paul Fichtner said the survey coincides with the regular budget process as officials determine spending levels for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on December 1, 2015.


"We have always received thoughtful feedback from our residents through our budget surveys," said Fichtner. "We look forward to engaging the public through this process and hearing what our residents believe are the programs and services they value most."

2016-2021 Surface Transportation Program (STP) Application Deadline - August 7

Just a reminder, all STP applications for the 2016-2021 call for projects are due to Mike Albin, Transportation Project Manager, by 4:00 p.m. August 7. Please send your applications via email to Once submitted, applications will be scored by the Conference's engineer consultant using our cost-effectiveness methodology. A recommended program will be developed and heard for approval by the STP Methodologies Task Force in September, the Transportation Technical Committee in October, the Board of Directors in November, and the full Conference in November. A letter will be mailed in December to the contact person of each participating local agency stating the funding approval status of their submitted projects. After the letter is received, a local sponsor may begin the IDOT project development process. If you have any questions, please contact Mike at 630-571-0480, ext. 226 or at

Municipal Grants Information Available

A variety of grants that are available for municipal governments are listed and updated regularly at  The list is sortable and searchable.

Information Regarding 1 in 4 Mental Health Campaign

The 1 in 4 Mental Health campaign is designed to direct people to a central website to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness as well as provide valuable links to community resources. Through this website, people can learn more about mental illness, participate in mental health self-assessments, and access community resources such as NAMI, Pillars, hospitals and other organizations.


There is also a class available called Mental Health First Aid to educate the community. It is offered at no cost to the organization.

Landlord and Rental Property Guide

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is currently working in partnership with the Center for Community Progress and other regional partners on a number of initiatives that promote the maintenance and responsible management of rental properties. One such initiative includes the publication Raising the Bar: A short guide to landlord incentives and rental property regulation which outlines various municipal strategies including instituting a rental licensing program, creating a rental housing information system and implementing a performance-based regulatory system. The report includes strategies that both home rule and non-home rule municipalities can use in their own communities.  

Corporate Partners

The DMMC Corporate Partners program provides an opportunity for participation by organizations that share a common commitment to the well-being of DuPage County municipalities. Corporate Partners gain high visibility among member communities through such means as meetings, workshops, publications, annual events, and sponsorship opportunities.


For more information on the Corporate Partners program, contact Suzette Quintell, Deputy Executive Director, at (630) 571-0480, ext. 227 or visit the DMMC website.  


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Founded in 1962, the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference is a council of municipal governments representing over 1,000,000 people. A coalition of cities and villages, the Conference works to voice municipal concerns on local, regional, state, and national issues. It also serves its members and the region by fostering intergovernmental cooperation. The Conference is a not-for-profit organization supported by membership dues and grants.