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Deerfield Illinois - Mayor Shapiro Inaugurated as 2022 2023 NWMC President 20 May 2022 ( news )
Deerfield , state Illinois ( By Press Release office)
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Deerfield Mayor Daniel C . Shapiro was inaugurated as the 2022 - 2023 Northwest Municipal Conference ( NWMC ) President on Wednesday , May 18 .
Shapiro is the organization’s 64th President and second from the Village of Deerfield . Schaumburg Village President Tom Dailly was installed as Vice - President , with Hanover Park Mayor Rod Craig and Lincolnwood Village Manager Anne Marie Gaura installed as Secretary and Treasurer , respectively . Their terms run through June , 2023 .
The inauguration took place at the NWMC’s Annual Gala at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park . One hundred and fifty - eight members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of outgoing NWMC President and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering as well as the inauguration of President Shapiro . Attendees were entertained by the Ravinia Jazz Scholar Alumni and viewed a
highlighting efforts of NWMC members in helping residents , businesses and the region manage and recover from the pandemic .
President Rotering thanked the membership and staff for their collective achievements over the past year . She noted the efforts of local governments to rise to the challenges created by the pandemic with the goal of emerging stronger through extraordinary partnership and collaboration . She reported that the Conference was successful in legislative efforts to increase the Local Government Distributive Fund , which returned over $2 million to NWMC members . She highlighted additional accomplishments including legislative successes , training of new members via the NWMC Elected Official Institute , quadrupling of the products available through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative and strengthened partnerships and initiatives with the region’s councils of government and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus . Finally , she noted the continued financial strength of the organization , which approved the FY22 - 23 NWMC Budget without a dues increase for the ninth consecutive year .
In his inaugural remarks to the membership , President Shapiro identified a number of initiatives for the year , including further restoration of the Local Government Distributive Fund , supporting NWMC members seeking additional infrastructure funding through the Rebuild Illinois capital program and federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act , expanding the programs and services through the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative , and , fortifying the financial and programmatic future of the organization through an ad hoc facilities committee and development of a long range financial plan .
Regarding the ongoing pandemic , President Shapiro noted hope that it would transition to an endemic and said that , “it will be important to take the lessons we have learned over these last two plus years and analyze their application to other issues impacting local government . We will work with our members and government partners to aggressively address any lingering pandemic issues with the same vision and collaboration that is the hallmark of this organization . ”
Finally , he thanked and called on all members to become actively involved in the Conference’s committees and activities , noting that “the strength of this organization lies in the commitment of time and resources of the membership and staff to get the job done . Thank you for the trust and confidence you have in me to lead the Northwest Municipal Conference and I look forward to working with all of you to achieve our mutual goals . ”
The Northwest Municipal Conference is a membership - supported association of 42 municipalities and 1 township representing a population of over 1 . 2 million Illinois residents . Established in 1958 , the Conference serves to strengthen local government and enhance intergovernmental cooperation in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago .
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