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

Message from the Village President

Greetings to all of our residents and businesses in Matteson. So far we have been fortunate as the winter has not been too bad; at least not nearly as bad as this time last year! We look forward to the spring and the warmer weather that will come with it!

We are working on several economic development projects and will have some exciting announcements in the next several weeks. We are also excited about the upcoming opening of our Giordano's on the NW corner of US 30 & Cicero that will complete our new strip mall that already includes a new and improved Starbucks and T-Mobile store.

As you have heard at village meetings and possibly read in the media, Matteson is faced with a severe budget crunch which will require some tough decisions to be made. While we look at the present, we have to as leaders look to the future of Matteson as well and ensuring that Matteson continues to operate efficiently. Please know that whatever the ultimate outcome is, me and the Board of Trustees will keep the well-being of our residents and businesses in mind.

April brings another village election and other important local elections. The most important decisions that affect our daily lives are made at the local level particularly at the village and school board levels.

Election Day is Tuesday April 7th; please exercise your constitutional right to vote either on Election Day or during early voting which begins on March 23rd and ends on April 4, 2015. The Oakwood Matteson Community Center located at 4450 Oakwood Lane (Oakwood & School St) will be an early voting site once again for your convenience.

Thank you for your continued support; I do not take this job lightly and am very honored and proud to serve as your Village President. We can all look forward to continued successes and new opportunities 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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