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Donald P. DeWitte, our mayor who was re-elected for a second term in 2009, has pledged to strengthen the business community. Collaboration has been key. As representatives of city government, the Mayor and City Administrator meet monthly with representatives from other taxing bodies, which include our school district, park district, library district, St. Charles Township and Kane County. In addition, the Economic Development Division meets regularly with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown St. Charles Partnership, Convention and Visitors Bureau, local businesses, and other taxing bodies. These groups have formed a consortium, known as the Community Partnership Alliance (CPA), which strives to coordinate inter-program activities. Together, they work to ensure the City retains its status as a regional leader in commerce, industry and government management.

These meetings are just one example of the City’s continuing efforts to be stewards of the community by engaging its residents, and collaborating with other local government entities and stakeholders. The Annual Town Meeting, National Night Out, Focus Groups and the Business Retention programs also exemplify the City’s commitment to maintaining dialog with the business and residential communities. The City’s vision statement articulates the City’s intent to “Preserve our unique character as a dynamic, prosperous city, maintaining the small-town charm, the natural beauty of the Fox Valley, and the quality schools, parks, and services that make St. Charles distinct. Our historic downtown is the heart of the community and keeping it healthy and vibrant is essential. Building on our heritage, we will balance nature and development, ensuring St. Charles remains a safe and desirable place to live and work for generations to come. We aspire to be a community where all modes of transportation can provide safe and efficient access to our amenities. To create this future, we will foster community participation while embracing the diversity that comes with change.”

The City of St. Charles is committed to “continuous improvement” and self-assessment. How does “what we are doing” match with “what needs to be done”? Are there better ways to do it? Are perceived needs in alignment with the desire to maintain a healthy community? The City received the Lincoln Gold Award for Commitment to Excellence from the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence in 2005. The Lincoln Awards program is a rigorous examination of an organization’s improvement processes. St. Charles is one of only a few municipalities to “medal.” The judging criterion is similar to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which is awarded to businesses in the private sector.

The City’s yearly Business Plan outlines new projects and initiatives that go above and beyond the maintenance of existing services and ensures that these new objectives bear relationship to City goals. As a result of this continual self-assessment, the City continues to seek ways to deliver customer-focused services.

The convenient St. Charles Community website (www.st-charles.il.us) provides links to the websites of government and service organizations, local businesses and nonprofit groups with websites. The site features a community calendar and provides an opportunity for corporate advertising and a business directory. Is the website for your business linked to the City web directory?

St. Charles Post Office
2600 Oak St.
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-2318
Hours: Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed Sun and all official holidays

Post Office - Retail Store
616 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 443-5064
Over-the-counter services:
P.O. boxes accessible 24 hours a day
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Closed Sun and all official holidays

City of St. Charles
2 E. Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Main Switchboard • (630) 377-4400
Main Fax Number • (630) 377-4440
General Information: info@stcharlesil.gov

Mayor’s Office • (630) 377-4444
Mayor Don DeWitte
tnilles@stcharlesil.gov
City Administration • (630) 377-4422
Community Development • (630) 377-4443
Economic Development • (630) 443-4093
Fire Department • (630) 377-4457
Police Department • (630) 377-4435

City of St. Charles Aldermen
Daniel P. Stellato
(630) 377-3723
Ward 1, Term of Office Ends 2011
dstellato@stcharlesil.gov

Ron Monken
(630) 584-6037
Ward 1, Term of Office Ends 2013
jmonden@stcharlesil.gov

Clifford Carrignan
(630) 584-4975
Ward 2, Term of Office Ends 2013
ccarrignan@stcharlesil.gov

Betsy Penny
(630) 584-9693
Ward 2, Term of Office Ends 2011
bpenny@stcharlesil.gov

William Turner
(630) 600-0839
Ward 3, Term of Office Ends 2013
wturner@stcharlesil.gov

John McGuirk
(630) 584-2689
Ward 3, Term of Office Ends 2013
jmcguirk@stcharlesil.gov

Jo Krieger
(630) 584-4392
Ward 4, Term of Office Ends 2013
jkrieger@stcharlesil.gov

James E. Martin
(630) 584-8378
Ward 4, Term of Office Ends 2011
jmartin@stcharlesil.gov

David W. Richards
(630) 377-6521
Ward 5, Term of Office Ends 2013
davidrichards@stcharlesil.gov

Ed Bessner
(630) 587-0580
Ward 5, Term of Office Ends 2011
ebessner@stcharlesil.gov

County Departments
For Departments Not Listed Below
719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-5950

(630) 232-3555 • Animal Control
(630) 232-5915 • Auditor’s Office

Aurora Election Commission
Cable TV • (630) 232-3482

Central Services
Purchasing • (630) 232-5910

Circuit Court Clerk
General Customer Service • (630) 232-3413
Traffic Ticket Information • (630) 208-3319
Child Support Information • (630) 406-7105
Civil Case Information • (630) 208-3323
Administration • (630) 208-2167

(630) 232-3535 • Coroner
(630) 232-5931 • County Board

County Clerk
Birth/Death/Marriage Records • (630) 232-5950
Election Information • (630) 232-5990
Marriage Lic. Info. - 24 hrs. • (630) 232-5995
Tax Extension • (630) 232-5965
Voter Registration • (630) 232-5990

Court Services
Community Restitution Ser. • (630) 232-5805
Diagnostic Center • (630) 262-4480
Juvenile Justice Center • (630) 406-7480

Adult Court Services
Tri-Cities • (630) 232-5805
Aurora • (630) 897-9555
Elgin • (847) 742-0050

Juvenile Court Services
Tri-Cities • (630) 232-5880
Aurora • (630) 897-9555
Elgin • (847) 742-0050

Courts - 16th Judicial Circuit • (630) 232-3400

Department of Employment & Education (KCDEE)
(630) 208-1402

Grant Commission (CDBG)
Historic Preservation Commission • (630) 208-5347
Inspections • (630) 232-5867
Planning & Special Projects • (630) 232-3484
Subdivision • (630) 232-3495
Zoning • (630) 232-3492
Jury Commission • (630) 232-3466
Recorder • (630) 232-5935

Sheriff
Emergency • 911
Non-Emergency • (630) 232-6840
Adult Corrections • (630) 232-6677

State’s Attorney
St. Charles • (630) 232-3500
Aurora • (630) 892-3221
Elgin • (630) 931-6030
Juvenile Justice Center • (630) 406-7481
Child Advocacy Center • (630) 208-5160

Civil Division
Third Street Courthouse • (630) 232-5321
Government Center • (630) 208-5135
Supervisor of Assessment • (630) 208-3818
Map Division • (630) 208-3818

Treasurer/Tax Collector • (630) 232-3565

Veteran’s Assistance • (630) 232-3550

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