Message from the President
Posted by the Community Affairs Department
November 17, 2015
André B. Ashmore

Message from the Village President

Greetings to all of our residents and businesses in the Village of Matteson. With the holiday season upon us 2015 will soon be coming to a close. This year we have faced our share of challenges however as an organization we have made great strides.

Economic development continues to be priority number one for me, the elected officials and staff. We are excited to welcome a brand new Sherwin Williams Retail Paint Store to the community and anticipate additional business projects coming to fruition in 2016. As well, I would like to acknowledge the grand re-opening of Sam's Club that occurred October 9, 2015 following an extensive renovation. Sam's Club has been a mainstay in the Village of Matteson for over 25 years. We appreciate the dedication to the Village of Matteson and thank them and all of our businesses that have chosen to remain in our great community.

Our Economic Development Team has also been working diligently with our marketing and branding firm, Summer Alexander Research to bring some new and exciting changes and modernizations to the Village of Matteson. Thanks to contributions from residents in the form of surveys as well as attendance and participation at seminars, we were able to gather useful feedback to assist in our rebranding process. I am excited to share the fruits of that labor and forthcoming plans with the community soon. I encourage residents to stay involved, provide us your feedback and continue to attend Board, Committee and Commission meetings.

In an effort to achieve the goal of creating transparent government from the Office of the Village President, I have decided to begin a more casual format in which to communicate with our residents.

The overall format will be very simple; I will speak with any resident, on a first come, first served basis, no appointment is necessary, to briefly discuss issues, concerns and ideas of our residents. These "Meet and Greets with the Village President" began Saturday, November 7th at Hidden Manna Café and will continue throughout the next few months. Please watch for the postings of these meetings on our website and cable station.

The Village of Matteson is definitely heading in a positive direction and with the help of our residents and business owners we will continue to grow and flourish.

From the Village Clerk, Board of Trustees and me, we wish you and your family a joy-filled and prosperous holiday season, blessed 2016, and look forward to continuing to serve you.

On behalf of the Ashmore family and me, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season and a blessed and prosperous 2016!

GODSPEED until we meet again

Andrè B. Ashmore, Village President
Village of Matteson

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