A Message from Mayor Veenstra

Rich Veenstra

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four years since the last mayoral election cycle and that we are in the midst of another United Addison campaign. While the time seems to have flown by, with your continued support, we have accomplished a lot since the last election.

In 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic dramatically changed virtually every aspect of our daily lives. I am proud to say that Addison came together as a united community to provide food for those most affected by the pandemic, and financial aid to the organizations that benefit from the Mayor’s Community Charity Ball. Our annual tree lighting in the rotunda was transformed into our first annual Santa Parade. Programs like “Get the Addison Appetite”, abatement of licensing fees, loosening of outdoor dining restrictions all helped our local businesses to survive. We transformed “Shop With a Hero” from an indoor event and delivered gift cards and packages directly to the homes of children in need. And we provided over 4000 COVID Essential Kits to underserved areas of our community.

Before we faced COVID, Addison saw the redevelopment of Lake Street Commons and the Caputo’s Plaza, the opening of the Clarendale Senior Center, Xsport Fitness, BioLife Plasma Center, and WoodSpring Suites, the addition of restaurants like Briki’s, Dunkley’s, Taco ‘Bout It, the continued expansion of major businesses like Clyde’s Donuts, Porter Pipe, the Cary Company, SWD, the relocation of Altofer CAT to Addison, the addition of the Wintrust Addison Bank and Trust, and the residential developments like the Enclave, Auburn Hills Condos, and 53 Townhomes, we saw remarkable growth in our community.  Our summer events, including Rock N’ Wheels saw record attendance, and improvements to our Village Green made Thursdays nights in Addison a must, not only for our residents, but for all of DuPage County.

It has been an incredible and very challenging four years, but there is still so much more to do – and that's why I am asking you for your support to continue in my role as Mayor of Addison. In addition to my own reelection efforts, I also ask that you join me in supporting the reelection of our Clerk Lucille Zucchero and Village Trustees Cathy Kluczny and Sam Nasti. Jay DelRosario, currently a Village Planning and Zoning Commissioner, has joined our team as a candidate for Village Trustee to succeed Harry Theodore who is retiring after 28-years of service on the Village Board.

Thank you for your continued support and confidence. We look forward to earning your support this year. Please remember to vote on or before April 6, 2021.

With best wishes,

Rich Veenstra
Mayor of Addison

PS - We can't do this alone. Please consider supporting our campaign by signing up to display a yard sign at your home or business, volunteering to distribute literature or by making a financial contribution.

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