Minooka State of the Village Address sees full house

MINOOKA – Mayor Ric Offerman partnered with the Channahon Minooka Chamber to present his first State of the Village Address as mayor April 5.

The Chamber luncheon was sponsored this year by TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Robinson Engineering. It was held at Village Hall Community Room with more than 115 people in attendance including village, county, and state elected officials.

“As I look out on you folks I see some old friends and I hope some new friends. If when you look around today and see some new faces you might want to introduce yourself or just say hi to some folks you have not seen in a couple of COVID years. Please catch up after this meeting. This town is getting bigger by the year and is full of a lot of good people, but we don’t all know each other,” Offerman said to the crowd.

Offerman took time to introduce the village staff and recognize them all for their hard work and dedication. He then spent time reviewing the village’s accomplishments and welcoming new partners.

He highlighted new and expanding business development including Ridgeline, Prime, US Cold Storage, Deiter Trucking, Starbucks, and a future dentist office, Heartland Dental.

Offerman also touched on the village’s parks, residential growth, and public works initiatives, and noted the completion of the village’s comprehensive plan that will help guide the community’s future growth and plans.

Annually the village recognizes its Officer of the Year with a presentation by Chief Justin Meyer. This year Officer Renee Parrish.

“In keeping with the Village of Minooka’s rich tradition of providing a high quality of life for its residents, I am proud to report that our community continues to be one of the safest Villages around,” Offerman said.

The State of the Village Address with Minooka has become a staple event with the Chamber, and one the business community looks forward to annually, Chamber President & CEO Christina Van Yperen said.

“Mayor Offerman, the village board, and the village staff in Minooka are a treasurer for our community. All of their hearts are in it for the best for their residents. It’s a pleasure to partner with the village to share so much good news with the community,” Van Yperen said in a news release.

The Chamber partners with the local municipalities to better the business community. For more information on the Channahon Minooka Chamber and the Grundy County Chamber call 815-942-0113 or visit grundychamber.com.