Message from the Mayor

Message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher - June 2022

They say it takes a village to raise a child; I'd argue that it also takes outstanding community members to create that Village.

At the June 6, 2022 Village Board meeting, the Board of Trustees and I had the honor of recognizing three outstanding individuals who we feel have made a tremendous impact on our Village: Trustee Sam Greco, Mr. Ron Lehman and Mr. Wayne Chesson/State Farm of Channahon.

Trustee Sam Greco

Sam Greco joined the Village Board of Trustees in 1992 and, after 30 consecutive years, is the longest-serving board member that the Village has ever had. Prior to serving as a Trustee, Sam served on the Channahon District 17 Board of Education for 14 years, during which time he held various positions, including board president, and also served as a Channahon Township trustee for four years. During his tenure with the Village Board, he has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his neighbors and fellow residents and is an outstanding example of what it means to be a member of the Channahon community.

Mr. Ron Lehman

In 2022, Ron Lehman celebrated his 50th year of service to the residents of Channahon as Channahon Park District Commissioner. Among numerous awards, recognitions and achievements, Ron is credited with starting the Park District's recreational activities including summer events, day camp, tennis lessons, softball and swimming at the Manor Motel. He was instrumental in achieving the Park District's long-sought plans for an aquatic facility and a golf course in 1993, with the opening of Tomahawk Aquatic Center and Heritage Bluffs Golf Club. Ron has been a great value to the community. Ron was also one of the Village's first Trustees after our incorporation in 1961. His spirit, team orientation, fairness, love of recreation and parks, focus on wellness and the outdoor environment is what makes our Channahon community amazing!

Mr. Wayne Chesson/State Farm

Upon the celebration of its 100th Anniversary in 2022, myself and the Board of Trustees have officially proclaimed June 7, 2022 as State Farm Day in the Village of Channahon. Led locally today by Wayne Chesson - a former Channahon Village President and Trustee - State Farm and its agents have had a tremendously positive impact in the Channahon community as they have been taking care of customers in Illinois since 1922.

Sam, Ron and Wayne are shining examples of what it means to be a Channahon resident. Their steadfast commitment to the Village demonstrates the true importance of taking an active role in your community. I hope you join me and the Board of Trustees in thanking them each for their years of service to the Village of Channahon.

Best wishes,

Mayor Missey Moorman-Schumacher

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