Friday Wrap for March 31, 2017 (+ Mayor Endorses Greg Boltz)

Welcome to the Friday Wrap for March 31st, 2017! Here is the link to this week’s video which includes a brief interview of Greg Boltz who is running for Downers Grove Township Assessor.

 C.O.P.S. Trauma Training Held in Burr Ridge:
There was some very special training going on in Burr Ridge this week: an organization (fittingly) called C.O.P.S., which stands for Concerns OPolice Survivors, conducted their TRAUMAS of LAW ENFORCEMENT Training and Chief John Madden and I to welcome everyone to the village.  It was held at one of the only places able to accommodate the over 200 attendees and strict requirements and that was at CNH Industrials.  Between the Village of Burr Ridge, staff, BRPD, all the sponsors and CNH Industrial’s extraordinary efforts, it was said that we “raised the bar for any future such events”.  Knowing that their last day was going to be almost entirely dedicated to how to identify, deter, handle and cope with police suicide, I emailed some closing comments in an effort to let them know how important their job really is and how much we all appreciate them.  It was read aloud by Sergeant Michael Barnes, who played a central role in the three day event.
Village Board Appoints New Trustee: 
On Monday, the Village Board unanimously approved my nomination of Joseph T. “Joe” Snyder to fill the position and term of Trustee Paula Murphy.  He brings to the board an abundance of experience on several corporate, bank and church boards, as well as the College of Dupage and owning his own insurance agency for many years. After being sworn in, Trustee Snyder immediately took his seat at the dais in front of family and friends for the very first time. 
Thank You Party & Fundraiser Held at Capri:
Last night, we held a pre-election party to thank residents for their friendship, camaraderie, ideas and to raise funds for mayoral expenses. The patio of Capri Ristorante got pretty crowded as people streamed in and out over a two hour period and it was cool to watch some of the amazing connections that took place over everything from common business partners, friends and employers to neuroscience and churches, etc.  As I’ve always said, “Burr Ridge may be relatively small town, but it has a deep bench” and I’m humbled by some of the resident’s accomplishments.  My deepest thanks to Gigi, the Capri staff and everyone who attended!
Consolidated Elections…to be held on Tuesday:
The Consolidation Elections which will be held this Tuesday (April 2nd) may not seem like a big deal and will go unnoticed by many, but the results probably impact our lives more directly than do the more popular Presidential, Congressional and State Legislative ones held in November.  You haven’t seen many signs around town because our village offices are unopposed with only one person (that would be me) running for Mayor and three (3) candidates who are running for three (3) Trustee positions: Guy Franzese, Anita Mital and Zach Mottl.  Also important is the District 86 Referendum (which includes Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central) due to the disproportionate amount of money for the TAX HIKE that would go toward Central at the expense of South.  For more information, go to
Mayor Endorses Greg Boltz for Township Assessor:
There is one office that usually goes unnoticed that really does affect our daily lives and that is the Township (Real Estate) Assessor.  I am endorsing GREG BOLTZ not only because I have known him for upwards of 20 years to be a dedicated township and county volunteer with similar values, but because he is a staunch fiscal conservative and CPA with 30 years of experience in finance and real estate and is already a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer among other things.  Please watch the video for brief interview and vote on Tuesday!! 
Happy Voting, 

Mayor Mickey
Mayor Mickey Straub

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