Oak Park on Upswing: Needs Citizens to Pitch In

Friday, 1 August 2008 | Category : Editorials

Within the business community of Oak Park, many investments have occurred during the past year or so: the expansions of Maya del Sol, Marion Street Cheese Market, and The Book Table; the opening of three new businesses on Marion Street; the opening of Trattoria 225 and Fitness Formula Club; the re-opening of Cucino Paradiso; and […]

Interested in serving as Village President, Clerk or Trustee?

Friday, 11 July 2008 | Category : Editorials

I am pleased to announce that the Village Manager Association (VMA) is now in the process of actively recruiting Village President, Clerk and Trustee candidates for the next Village election in the spring of 2009. I am honored to chair the VMA committee that has the straight forward task of finding outstanding candidates who will […]

What a difference a year makes!

Monday, 30 June 2008 | Category : Editorials

One year ago, with the overwhelming support of the electorate and the swearing in of the Village Manager Association’s (VMA) endorsed slate of the Citizens for Progressive Action candidates, Ray Johnson, Jon Hale, John Hedges, and Jan Pate, Oak Park took a giant step forward. Take a look at what has changed: The Oak Park […]

Thank You Oak Leaves

Sunday, 30 March 2008 | Category : Editorials

I would like to personally thank the Oak Leaves for featuring the VMA organization and all of its accomplishments over the years. I am continually humbled to lead the only ongoing organization in the history of our community that has provided outstanding leadership for the important decisions that have come from our Village Government. The […]

Facts and Spin

Friday, 1 September 2006 | Category : Editorials

Facts are a funny thing. The NLC and VCA have consistently chastised over 50 years of Village Manager Association (VMA) village boards, yet seek to take credit for all of their accomplishments as demonstrated in their One View (August 9, 2006). While it is certainly healthy to have open and informative debates on the issues, […]