Message from the President
Posted by the Community Affairs Department
November 29, 2016
André B. Ashmore











Message from the Village President

Greetings to all of the residents and businesses in Matteson. The holiday season is upon us and 2017 is fast approaching. With this wonderful time of year comes the inevitable arrival of snow. Please be careful on the roads, watch out for snow plows and for the children getting on and off of school buses.

2016 has been a momentous year as we have made some significant strides in the area of Economic Development, particularly in our two main areas of focus. Within the past month, we were pleased to announce that the Village has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mack Developers for the redevelopment of the former Lincoln Mall site. This is a major step in the process that has potential to deliver a satisfying end result. Secondly, our efforts to attract a major grocer to Matteson have made tremendous progress. To date, the Village has had communication with 16 major grocery store chains, resulting in positive dialogue that I am confident will yield us a grocery store in the near future.

Our recent Town Hall Meeting, held in October, was valuable in communicating to residents the efforts mentioned above, as well as the ongoing activities and accomplishments of our other Village departments. These Town Hall Meetings provide residents with an opportunity to stay informed and active in local government, as well as present any questions or concerns to elected officials or staff. Another Town Hall Meeting will take place on February 9th at the Matteson Community Center.

Lastly, the Community Affairs and Recreational Services Departments are collaborating to put on an event that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Our Annual Breakfast with Santa Holiday Festival takes place on December 10th at the Matteson Community Center and I invite you and your family to come out and enjoy. As always, I'll be there to bring in the holiday season by lighting the tree! Hope to see you there!

On behalf of the Ashmore Family, we wish you a joyous and safe holiday season, and a blessed and prosperous 2017!

GODSPEED until we meet again,

Sincerely,



Andrè B. Ashmore, Village President
Village of Matteson



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