Message from the Mayor

Message from Mayor Missey Moorman Schumacher - January 2021

Happy New Year, Channahon! Welcome to 2021. This is certainly a different year than we have experienced in the past, but I truly believe that we need to move forward. We cannot continue to arbitrarily close businesses and put off events and expect those things to survive and thrive. We need to learn to live with this virus and take the necessary safety precautions to keep us all safe and move forward.


With that in mind, this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Village of Channahon! We were incorporated in 1961. Some other significant anniversaries this year are the Channahon Park District, who is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and the Three Rivers Public Library District is celebrating their 45th anniversary. In 2021, look for some events to celebrate those significant anniversaries.


We were at the Village of Channahon would like to recognize those residents who have been here continuously since the incorporation of the Village in 1961. If you are one of those residents, if your parents are one of those residents, if your neighbor is one of those residents, please feel free to click here to complete a nomination form (link) so that we may recognize them.


In the spirit of something fun, we want to hear your stories as residents of the Village of Channahon as well! Every town has its history, all of the factual information, but we would like to get some anecdotal stories about Channahon and what has happened since our incorporation in 1961 to put those out for our residents to read and enjoy. If you have some stories about Channahon that you'd like to share, please email 60thAnniversary@channahon.org to submit your stories.


Welcome again to 2021. Let's hope that this year is a little bit different than the last year. We are anticipating a wonderful year and a wonderful anniversary. Thank you all for all that you do for our Village and we wish you well, and a successful, healthy and prosperous 2021.