It is my honor and privilege to be the new Mayor of such a vibrant and unique community. Naperville’s national and international reputation exists in part because of our diverse business environment. I encourage you to take some time to explore all Naperville has to offer.
As a long-time Naperville business owner, I understand the challenges that our local economy has faced in the last several years. In fact, it was this unique perspective that made me want to run for Mayor and help guide our city through the coming years.
I also understand that through our collective efforts, partnerships and the backing of outstanding organizations such as the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, we have continued to strengthen our economic base.
Moving forward, one of the key goals of my time in office is to grow our economy and solidify that base by both attracting and retaining businesses in Naperville. This move will position us for long-term success for decades to come through a stable, robust tax base.
At the same time, I encourage you to take advantage of the Chamber of Commerce’s offerings, because when we work together on the major issues facing business owners, we not only survive – we thrive. And when considering where to shop and dine, think local. The money you spend in this community helps grow the community.
We are fortunate to have such a wide range of businesses with a little something for everyone, which has turned Naperville into a destination suburb. We are equally as fortunate to be a home for research through our proximity to the I-88 corridor.
I believe that our businesses complement each other and enhance the reputation of this great community, which has all the resources of a modern city with all the benefits and charm of a small town. Naperville truly is the best of both worlds.
Whether you are a business that has been in Naperville for decades or only a few days, or a resident or visitor looking for a new place to shop or dine with your family, choose Naperville in 2016.
I wish all of you continued success in your endeavors for years to come.
City of Naperville