DuPage County District 6 newsletter

June 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 6

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Sustainable Design

Board Members Discuss Sustainability with High School Students

Stormwater Committee Chairman Jim Zay and County Board members Bob Larsen and Sheila Rutledge talk to local high school students about their green building projects at the 13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge.

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Zay intergovernmental award

Zay Wins DMMC Intergovernmental Cooperation Award

County Board Vice Chairman Jim Zay received the 2019 Intergovernmental Cooperation Award from DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference's outgoing President and Wood Dale Mayor Nunzio Pulice on May 29. Zay was honored for his efforts as Chairman of the Stormwater Committee and DuPage Water Commission, ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable access to Lake Michigan water for local homes and businesses and working to reduce the impact of flooding in communities.

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 member Sheila Rutledge attended a dinner and took a tour of the Islamic Center of Naperville on April 30 to learn more about the Muslim community.

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.

Zay media interivew

Zay Discusses Safety During Local Flooding

Stormwater Committee Chairman Jim Zay speaks to the media about rainfall totals in DuPage County and answers questions about keeping children safe near standing water. Listen to his comments to WGN here.

Graue Mill

Graue Mill Flood Control Project Wins Award

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Stormwater Committee Chairman Jim Zay accepted awards from the American Public Works Association for the Graue Mill Flood Control Project, which was named Environmental Project of the Year.

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 Sheila Rutledge joined the Chairman and fellow Board members at the event. Click here to view a video of the Chairman’s remarks.

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