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Oswego Village President elected to lead regional municipal lobbying group

Oswego Village President Troy Parlier has recently been elected the president of the board of directors of the Metro West Council of Governments, an organization that represents Oswego and 32 other northeastern Illinois communities in Springfield and Washington, D.C. on legislation and policies that affects their residents.

The Metro West Council of Governments serves more than 750,000 residents in Kendall, DuPage and Kane Counties, stretching from Minooka to Elgin. The nonprofit organization fosters intergovernmental cooperation between the communities and advocates for state and federal policies on behalf of residents.

The village of Oswego takes an active role in the Metro West Council of Governments in an effort to ensure that the interests of Oswegoans are well represented in conversations happening across the region.

Parlier’s election to the role of board president follows a term serving as the board’s vice president. Oswego Village Administrator Dan Di Santo currently serves as the board’s treasurer.

“This is great news for Oswego,” Parlier said in a statement. “Not only does this allow Oswegoans to have a bigger voice in major decisions that will affect our region, this is a recognition of the role that Oswego has taken as a leader among our neighboring communities.”

The Metro West Council of Governments comprises the mayors and city/village administrators of each member community. Parlier was elected president of the board of directors by a vote of the entire membership.

“I am looking forward to working with Mayor Parlier,” Metro West Executive Director Lesli Melendy said. “From ensuring that tax dollars stay in our local communities to demanding our fair share of transportation funding from Washington, I know Mayor Parlier will be a strong advocate for the legislative priorities of our member communities.”

For more information about the Metro West Council of Governments, visit www.metrowestcog.org.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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