Inside Naperville Series!

Tuesdays - starting October 6th through
November 10th
8:00 - 9:30 am

Locations Change Weekly Based on Subject
Naperville, IL 60540

Inside Naperville Series!

Transforming talented business professionals into engaged community leaders.

This 6-week professional certification series gives an inside look at the core community organizations that serve Naperville. Participants have an open dialogue with prominent leaders and learn how the not-for-profit, municipal, and private sectors combine forces to create one of the nation’s top-ranked places to live and do business.  The program offers the chance to explore the city’s history, discover future economic development plans, and get a behind-the-scenes look into the city’s healthcare and public services.


Member: $350

Community Member:  $450

Participation in this 6-week program serves to develop a participant’s knowledge and skills – to work together, have a meaningful impact, and find common ground so we can address our community’s challenges and opportunities.  Additionally, participants will gain:

  • Awareness of your community and how to get involved
  • Education on the issues, opportunities, strengths, and needs in your community
  • Tools to become an emerging leader to guide your community into the future
  • Skills to help motivate civic engagement of community members

Inside Naperville Series! Sample Program Outline

Session 1: Community Health

Location: Edward-Elmhurst Health


Session 2: Community Protection + Wellness

Location: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Center


Session 3: History of Naperville Local Government

Location: Naper Settlement

  • Macarena (Rena) Tamayo-Calabrese, President & CEO
  • Harriet Pistorio, Chief Operating Officer
  • Donna Sack, Vice President & Chief Program Officer
  • Jeanne Schultz-Angel, Assistant Vice President
  • Jackie Maronic, Senior Team Leader of Learning Experiences
  • Christine McNulty, Chief Curator

Session 4: Local Government

Location: City Council Chambers


Session 5: Economic Development

Location: Naperville Development Partnership


Session 6: Community Volunteerism + Leadership

Location: Little Friends, Warrenville