Message from the President
Posted by the Community Affairs Department
August 26, 2016
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 an enjoyable and safe summer.

It's back to school for the kids, so please be aware of buses as well as children walking to and from school. Please drive with extreme caution, specifically in school zones. Additionally, keep in mind that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.

We have some exciting new developments on the economic development front. The newly opened Potbelly Sandwich Shop recently held an "Oven Warming" event, which had a nice turnout and great support from residents. Best of all, every cent collected benefited local charity. Village employees, elected officials and I were also impressed by the Potbelly's welcoming, community themed interior and friendly restaurant staff. Please continue to support Potbelly and other Matteson businesses that have displayed a willingness to give back to our community. I would also like to welcome new businesses Rosati's Pizza, Red Snapper and Fuller's Car Wash. We are excited to have them in our community and wish them great success. Additionally, congratulations to Denny Guest and our good friends at South Oak Dodge on the recent expansion of their facility.

It is with great anticipation that we await the completion of a newly renovated Matteson Auto Mall sign. The project will be finished within the next several weeks. The modernized sign will give the Auto Mall a fresh new look and an attractive view from I-57.

The recent Concert at Victory and Concert at Memorial Park were both enjoyable experiences for all who attended and I would like to thank our partners, Victory Apostolic Church and Comcast for helping us put together a memorable 2016 Summer Concert Series for our residents and visitors.

Lastly, the 11th Annual Taste of Matteson will take place on Friday, September 30th at the Matteson Holiday Inn. As usual, this staple event will feature 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 and 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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