DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference
Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter Elected President
of DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
At the April 21 DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) Business meeting, Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter was unanimously elected as the 2021 - 2022 Conference President. Additionally, Westmont Village Manager Steve May was elected as DMMC Secretary/Treasurer. Each will serve a one-year term that will begin June 1, 2021 and continue through May 31, 2022.
Some of the roles of the DMMC President, which is a volunteer position, include assisting with setting the organization's agenda and goals, presiding over monthly meetings, and maintaining a healthy atmosphere for collaboration amongst member municipalities.
“I am honored to be elected President of DuPage Mayors and Managers,” said Mayor Gunter. “I look forward to continuing our important work as we advocate for the citizens of our communities in DuPage County. I want to thank my fellow Mayors for their support.”
About the DMMC
The DMMC is a coalition of municipalities throughout DuPage County that represents more than one million residents by advocating for sound public policy initiatives. DMMC strives to promote self-governance of municipalities, intergovernmental cooperation, and find innovative solutions to make local government work more effectively for all DuPage residents. The Mayors and Managers of each participating municipality are members.
The DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference was founded in 1962. Its membership is comprised of both elected and appointed officials. The Conference is a not-for-profit organization supported by membership dues and grants, dedicated to addressing municipal public policy issues.
The Conference serves its members and the region through the following objectives:
- Promoting excellence in municipal government
- Fostering intergovernmental cooperation
- Providing research, technical assistance, training, and leadership development opportunities to members
- Voicing municipal concerns on local, regional, state, and national issues in a variety of forums
- Evaluating the impact of pending state and federal legislation on municipalities
The Conference is led by a President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Board of Directors. The Mayor and Manager from each member municipality are voting delegates to the Conference. Mayors, Managers, Trustees, and key municipal staff may serve on the Conference's standing and special committees. These committees, along with the Board of Directors and Conference staff, carry out the Conference's activities and oversee the implementation of the objectives.