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Mayor Steve Chirico Reiterates His Commitment to Make Naperville a Model City in the Midwest

  Mayor Steve Chirico Reiterates His Commitment to Make Naperville a Model City in the Midwest
“The multifaceted development of Naperville, under the dynamic stewardship of Mayor Steve Chirico, is a sure guarantee of his success in a second term”

By Ashfaq Syed

Naperville, IL - Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, running for re-election, kick-started his campaign on Thursday, January 24that Features Bar and Grill. In addition to free admission, attendees enjoyed cocktails, appetizers and speeches from elected officials and community leaders. The strong support of his campaign co-chairs, Pam Davis, Kristin Fitzgerald, Scott Wehrli and John Zediker combined with the enthusiasm of the diverse Host Committee drew a crowd of more than 400 residents and supporters.
In his inspiring address, Chirico statedthat during his 3.5 years as Mayor of Naperville he conceptualized and executed strategic initiatives to ensure that Naperville thrives as a vibrant business hub, a role model for neighborhood safety and a destination for quality education.
Chirico spoke at length about the quality school districts, spacious parks, great restaurants, citizen-friendly property taxes, responsible fiscal policy, strong local economy, progressive police department, competent fire department andsignificant efforts toward pro-environmental sustainability.
The Mayor also highlighted the Connect for Life Program -a great community resource. Chirico shared that with the Connect for Life program, Naperville Police are able to help those withprescription drug addiction. “There will be no arrests and no charges. The police department is not about arresting people or giving tickets in this situation…they are there to help, educateand share resources,”he added.
Chirico assured that in his second term as Mayor, he will continue his work to diversify the tax base through economic development initiatives and will focus on next steps to ensure Naperville can retain our senior population and attract young professionals.
The Overwhelming Public Support
“Mayor Steve Chirico is easily accessible, business-friendly, and, above all, he a friend of our community. He will, therefore, be an asset as the Naperville Mayor”, said one of the community leader.
“Naperville’s heritage has helped shape the values of our community and Steve firmly believes in the same values. He, therefore, will lead us into the next generation of prosperity”, stated by one of the Naperville resident.
“The worth-emulating and multifaceted development of Naperville, under the enlightened leadership of Steve Chirico as the mayor, is a sure guarantee of his success in his second term too”—opined a large number of his die-hard supporters belonging to different walks of life from the Naperville community.
An Impressive Track Record
After serving four years as a Naperville City Councilman, Steve ran for Mayor in 2015 believing he could help guide Naperville through a transitioning economy. In 2015, he was elected Mayor and since then has been instrumental in working toward a sustainable financial plan that is focused on lower debt, a strong and diverse tax base and a predictable cost structure that stabilizes the city's pension and debt payments.
Community Involvement
As Mayor, Steve has worked closely with community leaders and residents to protect Naperville's rich history while helping to shape its developmental trajectory and widespread prosperity. Steve believes he can continue to work with community leaders and residents to achieve and maintain a vibrant and well-balanced community.
The event was attended by many elected officials including Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Illinois State Representative Grant Wehrli, Councilwomen Judith Brodhead, Councilman Kevin Coyne, Councilman Paul Hinterlong, Councilman John Krummen, Councilman Dr. Benjamin M. White and community leaders from various groups.
Councilman Dr. Benjamin White kicked off the rally with a welcome speech.
Steve and his wife Julie have seven children, three grandchildren and two dogs.