Anybody can say anything to get elected and most people seeking office do exactly that. The idea is to get elected and hope everybody forgot what was said in order to get elected.
So how has Naperville mayor Steve Chirico done regarding his campaign commitments? He announced his platform with six pillars of commitment to Naperville residents including:
- Reduce city debt.
- Reduce commercial vacancies.
- Establish strong business policies to ensure Naperville continues to thrive.
- Keep Naperville safe.
- Supporting police and fire departments.
- Quality city services by improving efficiencies.
Has he honored his campaign commitments, and is he continuing to do it? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes. Whereas his predecessor, Mayor George Pradel, focused on establishing Naperville as family-friendly, Chirico’s leadership has established Naperville as a thriving city known throughout the country. Pradel helped Naperville secure the roots, while Chirico has cultivated Naperville with wings.
There was a time, not that long ago, when speaking with someone outside of the Chicago area, you would have to spell “Naperville”; not so much anymore, if at all.
Chirico, along with city manager Doug Krieger, has assembled a strong leadership team, allowing Naperville to forge ahead, with clear vision and a focused mission. Most recently the announcement of Jason Arries as the new Naperville Chief of Police has furthered strengthened Naperville’s leadership team.
Mayors Pradel and Chirico, roots and wings, a winning combination.