your Village President, I have a number of duties, both formal and
informal. My chief duty is to preside over and provide direction to the
village board. I also serve as the Village Liquor Commissioner and as a
member of other village commissions. My signature is required on many
state and federal documents and on many village documents including
paychecks, ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations.
liaison to other governmental units, I represent the village at many
local, regional, and state meetings where I portray Carpentersville in
its best light and seek to gain resources for the village. I also meet
regularly with our county, state, and federal representatives to find
out what new legislation may be coming up and informing the
representatives about how such legislation might affect our village. I
also look for ways to work cooperatively with our representatives to
find additional funds for our needs.
As a good will ambassador, I
attend many functions throughout the village such as fund raisers,
senior citizen meetings, DARE graduations, school award programs, ribbon
cuttings, and other gatherings.
I think that Carpentersville has
made great strides over the last few years and has become a great place
to live, work, or start a new business. My favorite saying is "Don't
blink or you will miss something good happening in Carpentersville."
Ed Ritter, Village President