Message from the President
Posted by the Community Affairs Department
August 19, 2015
André B. Ashmore

Message from the Village President

Greetings to all of the residents and businesses in Matteson. I hope you and your family have had a safe, enjoyable and fun-filled summer.

As children return to school, please remember to watch for school buses and drive with extreme caution, specifically in school zones. Additionally, please keep in mind that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.

In 2011, the Departments of Police and Public Works jointly applied for a Safe Routes to School grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Village was awarded that grant and work is now in progress that will add sidewalks and improved signage to Matteson Avenue from the Brookmere subdivision to Colin Powell Middle School. Completion of this project will be beneficial to our community as we approach the beginning of the 2016 school year. After all, there is nothing more important than the safety of our children.

The Village has contracted with Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate for assistance in marketing the mall property. As well, we are working in partnership with Summer Alexander Research Marketing to begin the process of developing a community-wide branding image. Please assist us in the initial research stage of this process by visiting the website displayed on the last page of this publication and completing the survey. We will continue to utilize outside resources when necessary towards attaining our goals and ensuring future success in the Village of Matteson.

Lastly, don't forget to join us for the 10th Annual Taste of Matteson on Friday, September 25th from 5:30 pm - 8 pm at the Matteson Holiday Inn. Many considered our 2014 Taste of Matteson to be the most successful to date. Take pleasure in some great food from local vendors, entertainment, and an evening of enjoying the company of your neighbors in celebration of Unity Day.

Thank you for your continued support. Together we will work towards the common goal of continuing to "Make Matteson your Destination in the South Suburbs."

On behalf of the Ashmore Family and me, we wish you Godspeed until we meet again.


Andrè B. Ashmore, Village President
Village of Matteson

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