Wheaton City Council Highlights
Meeting: Oct. 3, 2011
Residents Appointed to Commissions
The Council reappointed for three-year terms: Renée Webb to the Community Relations Commission; Joseph Tyna to the Environmental Improvement Commission; Pat Schwarze and Chris Ellerman to the Group Care Home Commission; and Emelie Engling to the Historic Commission.
Make A Difference Day is Oct. 22
Representatives from Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission encouraged the community to get involved in Make A Difference Day, the national day promoting volunteering, on Oct. 22, 2011. Mayor Gresk presented commissioners with a proclamation making Oct. 22, 2011 Make A Difference Day in Wheaton and supporting the community’s efforts to give back to others. Information about specific projects for Make A Difference Day is available on the City’s website, www.wheaton.il.us.
Chamber Stuff a Truck with Food Campaign Kicks Off
Mayor Gresk encouraged the community to support the Chamber of Commerce’s Stuff a Truck with Food campaign, which is also a part of Make A Difference Day. Collection boxes are in place throughout the community at local businesses, City Hall and other locations to collect healthy non-perishable food for the People’s Resource Center. Laurie Swanson and Kerry O’Brien accepted a proclamation from Mayor Gresk regarding the Chamber’s Make A Difference Day project.
International Walk to School Day is Oct. 5
In honor of International Walk to School Day, Mayor Gresk presented Barb Williams and students from Longfellow School with a proclamation supporting the event. This day encourages the community to make pedestrian safety a priority, evaluate the “walkability” of the area, and to celebrate walking to school.
Council Recognizes Illinois Junior Week
Wheaton Junior Woman’s Club President Kimberly Smith accepted a proclamation from Mayor Gresk recognizing the group’s service to the community and declaring Oct. 23-29 Illinois Junior Week. The volunteer service organization’s objective is to train young women to be leaders and to encourage a sense of service in young women. Among the group’s programs are Buddy Baseball and a Tribute Night to support the Wheaton VFW.