Message from the President
Posted by the Community Affairs Department
May 18, 2016
André B. Ashmore

Message from the Village President

Greetings to all of the residents and businesses in Matteson. While spring is taking its time getting here we are ready to enjoy the much anticipated warmer weather. As we approach 2016's midway point, this year has been busy and productive, particularly in the area of Economic Development.

I would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to our newly sworn in Economic Development Commissioners Alicia Bowens, Arnim Kennedy, Juanita Hardin and Samuel Warren. These are all Matteson residents who care about their community, and we look forward to their contributions. I wish them all the best in their new roles.

Construction of Fuller's Car Wash is underway and due for completion by the end of June. We are also excited about three new restaurants that will be coming to the Village; Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Red Snapper and Rosati's Pizza.

With the guidance of your elected officials and under the leadership of Benjamin Wilson and LaVern Murphy, we've made some significant strides and anticipate more exciting Economic Development announcements in the second half of 2016.

Congratulations to our Recreational Services Director Anthony Burton on his prestigious national award from Sports Events Magazine. Director Burton and his staff continue to provide new programs that appeal not only to Matteson residents of all ages but the Southland at large.

We look forward to seeing you at this year's Memorial Day Parade on May 30th. Please join us in this community tradition as we honor our fallen heroes, veterans and those who continue to serve in the armed forces.

I wish you and your family a happy, safe and peaceful summer and on behalf of the Ashmore Family, we wish you Godspeed until we meet again.


Andrè B. Ashmore, Village President
Village of Matteson

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