Monday, May 13, 2013
Outgoing Village President Mark Pfefferman thanks residents for their confidence and for the opportunity to serve.
Monday, May 13
Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor sent to Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com. ----------- Dear Editor, Our town is blessed with wonderful neighborhoods, outstanding schools and plenty of nature. Yet it is truly the people who make Glen Ellyn a premiere community. Government must reflect this excellence. Martha, Matt, Mitch and I would like to thank you for the honor of serving Glen Ellyn as Village President these past four years. Thank you for your confidence and giving us this incredible opportunity. With a lot of hard work, tremendous community support, planning, and an incredible team, the village seems to be better off than we were before. I sincerely hope you are proud of your community. Some say it takes a …
Outgoing Glen Ellyn Village President Mark Pfefferman reflects on his time serving on the Village Board.
Monday, May 13
The following is a letter from outgoing Village President Mark Pfefferman: What can we do for Glen Ellyn today? That question accurately describes the Village Board’s strategy since 2009. In partnership with our customers (Glen Ellyn’s taxpayers, commissioners and village employees) this board was never happy resting on Glen Ellyn’s considerable laurels, realizing to retain the status quo and grow takes effort. First, we had to stabilize the core. That started with setting the tone and acting like winners. Glen Ellyn’s government must reflect the excellence of its citizens. Winners have nothing to hide and listen more than talk. They put Glen Ellyn’s interests above all others in decision and action. Ground rules were set that valued the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Village President Mark Pfefferman urges residents to vote in the upcoming election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Wednesday, April 3
Glen Ellyn Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com. ------------ “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” The lyrics to this Louie Armstrong classic play loudly in my thoughts during daily travels throughout Glen Ellyn. It is an honor to be Village President of this exceptional town of fine people. To maintain our quality of life and grow the village to its full potential, leadership requires integrity, objectivity, communication, accountability and putting Glen Ellyn and its customers, the taxpayers, above all else in decision and action. Local school district, park district, county, township and village elections will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Residents are encouraged to stop in Monday night to meet with Village President Mark Pfefferman.
From the Village of Glen Ellyn Residents, local business people and students are invited to “Meet Mayor Mark” on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Galligan Board Room of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane Street. Glen Ellyn Village President Mark Pfefferman will host an informal question and answer session in an open house format. There will be no specified program or agenda. People of all ages are welcome. In addition to asking questions, participants are encouraged to offer constructive feedback about Glen Ellyn’s strengths and opportunities to improve. Please contact Kristen Schrader, assistant to the village manager at 630-469-5000, with any questions on this upcoming open house.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Glen Ellyn Village President Mark Pfefferman thanked the community for its support, but said he would not seek another four-year term.
Glen Ellyn Village President Mark Pfefferman announced Wednesday morning that he would not seek re-election when his term ends in 2013. In an e-mail Pfefferman said it was a tradition to only serve one term as an elected official on the Village Board and he was honoring that tradition. Pfefferman was elected in 2009. In his role as village president, he serves as the presiding officer at Village Board meetings, serves as Glen Ellyn's liquor commissionioner and, with the advice and consent of the village trustees, appoints the village manager, village attorney, village prosecutor, and all members of citizen boards and commissions except the Village board of trustees, according to the Village of Glen Ellyn. Pfefferman submitted this letter …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Mark Pfefferman was chosen for the honor in Glancer Magazine's December edition.
Mark Pfefferman was selected by Glancer Magazine as one of the "40 fascinating faces of the year." Glancer chose residents from all over the western suburbs who contribute to their communities and do "amazing things." Pfefferman said he is humbled and flattered to be selected. "Any honor Glen Ellyn gets, it truly deserves. We live in a remarkable community and it is our job in village government to reflect that excellence. It is gratifying to know someone feels we are doing so," Pfefferman told Patch.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Operating surpluses at the golf course subsidize the food service losses but the future of food service hinges on a master plan drafted by the village recreation department, which is under review by the National Golf Foundation.
The food service division at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn loses thousands of dollars each year, which is subsidized by surpluses created over time by other operations at the course. Since 2006 food service operations have lost $156,065, according to village budget information. Although food service does not generate positive cash flow for Village Links, upgrading the restaurant and the golf course is part of the $3.9 million renovation plan crafted by the village recreation department. The plan is currently under review by the National Golf Foundation, which is scheduled to issue a report to the village board in December. NGF was hired by the village for $18,500 to review the feasibility of the current plan. In June 2010, the …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Glen Ellyn president and Wheaton mayor challenge each other to a flag raising over this Sunday's football game.
Glen Ellyn President Mark Pfefferman and Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk have challenged each other to a friendly flag raising over the outcome of the Glenbard West vs. Wheaton-Warrenville South football game taking place on Sunday, Aug. 28. The winning city will see its flag fly in the opponent’s town. This season opener will be in the national spotlight as it will be aired on ESPN2. The Glenbard West and Wheaton-Warrenville South game will be televised at 11 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 28, as part of the annual ESPN High School Football Kickoff. In ESPN’s coverage leading up to the game it is noted that the Hilltopper’s Duchon Field was named by USA Today as one of the 10 best high school stadiums to see a game, and that the Glenbard West team was …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Neighbors and groups gather to reopen Manor Woods.
Despite the gloomy day, nearly 30 people showed up to reopen Manor Woods on Saturday. Village trustee Carl Henninger began the day with a welcome and thank you followed by a ceremony to remove the "No Trespassing" sign. After a tree planting ceremony, those gathered fanned out to begin the day’s journey: to spread mulch and restore the paths at the previously-neglected wooded space. The paths in Manor Woods began as an Eagle Scout project in 1996, but had fallen by the wayside as those involved moved away to college. With resident Kevin Fry rallying neighbors, the issue was presented to the village and later recognized as something that needed attention. “The original Eagle Scout project began with organizing neighbors and continued as a …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
A town-hall meeting introduces residents to potential village managers.
Three individuals are vying for the spot as Glen Ellyn's Village Manager. About 35 residents participated in Tuesday's town-hall event by asking questions and listening to presentations from village manager candidates. Village board members were in attendance to help conduct the informal interviews of the three remaining potential hires. Of the original 82 applicants, Mark Franz, Bryon Vana, and David Forrest were the three remaining contenders. Voorhees Associates, a public management recruitment firm, conducted the search for the village and narrowed the 82 down to six potential hires. The trustees then whittled it down to the three remaining candidates. Each candidate answered three initial questions including some background …