DuPage County District 1 newsletter

June 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 1

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Sustainable Design

Board Members Discuss Sustainability with High School Students

County Board members Don Puchalski, Ashley Selmon, and Sam Tornatore talk to local high school students about their green building projects at the 13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge.

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Puchalski, Selmon Attend Route 83 Meeting

Route 83 planning meeting

County Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski joined Bensenville Village President Frank DeSimone for a meeting on the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. Board member Ashley Selmon attended the meeting in Elmhurst.

The purpose of this project is to create a community-driven master plan that addresses issues and opportunities as they relate to land use and transportation along Route 83 (Busse Road) in DuPage County. The plan will focus on the future of unincorporated areas, but do so in a way that reflects the needs and goals of property owners and adjacent communities.

To do so successfully requires partnering with five communities that the Route 83 Corridor runs through in DuPage County — Wood Dale, Bensenville, Addison, Villa Park and Elmhurst, Illinois.

Learn more or provide comments at planroute83.org.

Route 83 meeting

HOPE Taskforce

HOPE Taskforce Continues Fight Against Opioids

Chairman Dan Cronin joined members of the DuPage Heroin-Opioid Prevention and Education Taskforce, including State's Attorney Bob Berlin, Sheriff Jim Mendrick, and Taskforce Chairman Greg Hart, to outline new initiatives to fight the heroin and opioid crisis in the county. Click here to see a video of the news conference.

Islamic Center tour

Board Members Tour Islamic Center

Chairman Dan Cronin and County Board members Don Puchalski and Ashley Selmon took a tour of the Islamic Center of Naperville in April to learn more about the Muslim community.

Hope press conference

Tornatore Recognizes Local Police Departments

DuPage County Health Department Board Chairman Sam Tornatore presented certificates of recognition to police departments from Schaumburg, Glendale Heights, and Elmhurst for their participation in the RxBox medication disposal program at a HOPE Taskforce news conference.

DuPage County Forms Complete Count Committee

DuPage County has formed a Complete Count Committee to ensure all residents are counted during the 2020 Census. Federal and state officials rely on population data derived from the Census to allocate funds to the County and local units of government. A complete and accurate Census count is vitally important.

County Awards Nearly $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

DuPage County recently awarded nearly $1 million to more than 60 local nonprofits through the Human Services Grant Fund, partnering with agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents of the county.


Board Members Learn About Disability Services at Marklund

County Board members Ashley Selmon and Sam Tornatore learned about the valuable services provided to adults and children with disabilities at the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale. Thanks to the staff for providing a great tour and so much information!

DOT luncheon

Puchalski, DOT Crews Celebrate End of Winter Season

DuPage County Board Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski joined members Jim Zay and Sean Noonan to thank County transportation crews for keeping the streets clear at the yearly end-of-snow-season lunch.

DuPage County Receives 3 NACo Awards

DuPage County was honored to receive recognition from the National Association of Counties for three local initiatives. The First Offender Call Unified for Success (FOCUS) program launched in 2018 as an alternative to incarceration to provide drug treatment and rehabilitation services to eligible non-violent offenders. DuPage’s Stormwater Management Department received an Achievement Award for its Water Quality program and a Best in Category Award for its Shared Services program. Read more about these award-winning programs:

F.O.C.U.S. Court: www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=60640

Stormwater programs: www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=60641

DuPage Receives Solar Energy Designation

DuPage County was awarded a SolSmart designation for its efforts to make it easy for home and business owners to go solar. Read more about DuPage County's national SolSmart Bronze designation.

Business Outlook

Chairman Opens Regional Business Outlook Discussion

Chairman Dan Cronin was pleased to welcome featured speakers Howard Tullman and Jack Albin, as well as Board members, guests, and speakers to the Choose DuPage 2019 Regional Business Outlook. County Board member Don Puchalski joined the Chairman and fellow Board members at the event. Click here to view a video of the Chairman’s remarks.

Business Outlook


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