A VISION FOR OUR FUTURE
Hover over the 4 images below to read Judy's views on four important matters for Naperville
Since Judy started serving on the City Council in 2009, Naperville's economy has changed. With little open land left, the development boom slowed considerably and the Great Recession affected nearly every aspect of the economy. The city management team and the Council worked together to prepare for and react to changes so that instead of struggling, Naperville boasts a sustainable budget as well as exemplary services for all residents.
Meeting Economic Challenges
Once upon a time, Naperville's open land offered all kinds of opportunities for economic growth. But now we're nearly built-out and our population demographics -- and their needs -- are changing. It's time to regroup to make smart plans and hard decisions that will benefit us now and well into the future.
Investing in Future Naperville
While Naperville hopes to always be a great place to raise a family, studies suggest our population could be changing. Because of the opportunities we offer in shopping, entertainment and dining, Naperville is becoming what's known as an "suburban city" which appeals to both young childless couples and older empty-nesters. Judy's studies on this development will help the Council plan for transportation, education and other issues that this trend will present.
Working Together for Our Youth
Even with all the exceptional qualities of our city, growing up can be a challenge. Keeping our kids safe from drugs and crime while encouraging them to find their passion while becoming involved community members has long been of particular concern to Judy. As an educator at North Central College and as a committee member of the Community Alliance for Prevention, Judy makes the effort to stay in touch with how best to serve our youngest citizens.