Chamber members are invited hear a comprehensive overview of issues facing Northbrook at the upcoming State of the Village Address on January 29. Village President Sandy Frum will offer her insights on a wide range of Village priorities and challenges, with an emphasis on topics affecting the business community. In addition, Village staff will be on hand to share their expertise in casual conversation.
In this year’s State of the Village speech, President Frum will discuss topics that the Trustees have set as top priorities, including affordable housing, infrastructure improvements, communication, and sustainability efforts like the new plastic bag recycling and share-a-bag programs. She also will review the status of major development proposals, and address the impact of the upcoming 2020 Census, the new recreational cannabis legislation, and other changes. Village finances are also a perennial topic of interest.
President Frum currently is serving her third term as Village President, a position she has held since 2009. A resident of Northbrook for over 40 years, she began her career in public service when she was elected to the Park District Board in 1981, followed by years of experience with the Plan Commission. She was elected to the Village Board in 1987, and chaired the Board’s Administration and Finance Committee for 16 years before her election as Village President. She is active in Northbrook Rotary, and served as President of the Northwest Municipal Conference in 2014/15.
Chamber members are strongly encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity to hear from the top leadership of our Village. There will be ample opportunities for questions and answers during the informative lunch.
*As part of its ongoing advocacy efforts, the Chamber offers one complimentary admission per member business with advance registration by January 24. Additional advance registrations are $30. Guests or members at the door are $35. To make a reservation, call the Chamber at (847)513-6361 or return the enclosed Sign Up sheet.