Here at the NACC, we have been working to shake the tree and provide better representation to you, our Members. Our President, Nicki Anderson, and Board Chair, Emily Ory, led us in a Board Retreat this past month where we strategized about the best ways to move the NACC forward in an increasingly competitive environment.
One thing that rang clear through the day was the power of video and greater digital engagement. We’re still working on the best way to incorporate new strategies into our processes but look for the NACC to provide additional opportunities to consume and engage with each other and with the office. We hope to continue to tear down the walls that separate us and foster greater collaboration because, we know that when we work together we win together.
5th Avenue Development
City Council voted on September 18 to create a working group to evaluate the needs of the DuPage Children’s Museum. The Council also voted to table the vote on whether we should move from Phase I to Phase II with Ryan Companies for 30 days. Projects like this are expected to have some delays, however this is the first time that City Council has voted to table a vote during this process.
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Forum discussed the future of Ogden Avenue with Mayor Chirico, Christine Jeffries of NDP, and city staff on September 26. The City of Naperville is discussing ways to convert nonconforming pole signs to monument signs on East Ogden while landowners and business operators sought to minimize intrusion into their businesses.
The Illinois General Assembly is not currently in session. Spring Session Adjourned on May 31, 2018.