DuPage County District 5 newsletter

June 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 5

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Sustainable Design Challenge

Board Members Discuss Sustainability with High School Students

County Board members Sadia Covert, Dawn DeSart, and Jim Healy talk to local high school students about their green building projects at the 13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge.

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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.

Chairman Cronin Regional Business Outlook

Chairman Cronin, Board Members Attend Regional Business Outlook Meeting

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 members Sadia Covert and Dawn DeSart joined the Chairman, Regina Brent, and fellow Board members at the event. Click here to view a video of the Chairman’s remarks.

Regional Business Outlook

Healy NCTV interview

Healy Discusses Road Construction Projects

Transportation Committee Vice Chairman Jim Healy talks with Naperville Community Television 17 about upcoming transportation projects in Naperville and District 5.

Open Mosque Day

Covert Celebrates Open Mosque Day in Naperville

County Board member Sadia Covert, DuPage State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and Associate Judge James F. McCluskey attended Open Mosque Day at the Islamic Center of Naperville.

DuPage County Forms Complete Count Committee

DuPage County has formed a Complete Count Committee to ensure all residents are counted during the 2020 Census. County Board members Sadia Covert and Jim Healy will serve as co-chairs of the committee. 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.

Islamic Center tour

Board Members Tour Islamic Center of Naperville

Chairman Dan Cronin and County Board members Sadia Covert and Dawn DeSart took a tour of the Islamic Center of Naperville in April to learn more about the Muslim community.

Memorial Day

Covert, DeSart Attend DuPage Memorial Day Service

County Board members Dawn DeSart and Sadia Covert joined U.S. Rep. Sean Casten at the DuPage County Memorial Day Ceremony at the DuPage War Memorial.

Project Help

DeSart Supports Project HELP at Annual Breakfast

County Board member Dawn DeSart supported Project HELP DuPage during the Community Begins at Home Breakfast. Project HELP offers parents and families home-based mentoring and parent education training designed to empower parents and create a nurturing home environment.

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. County Board member Jim Healy has been very active in NACo, serving on the NACo Board of Directors and Chairman of several committees. He will be attending the national NACo conference to accept the awards.

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.


Board Members Attend NAACP Gala

County Board members Sadia Covert and Dawn DeSart joined fellow Board members at the 2019 DuPage County NAACP Freedom Fund Gala in Woodridge.

Affordable Housing forum

DeSart Addresses Affordable Housing in Naperville

County Board member Dawn DeSart spoke at a panel discussion on affordable housing with Naperville City Councilman John Krummen on May 6. Ninety people attended the event at the Naperville Municipal Center.


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