Dear Fellow Oak Parkers,

On behalf of the board of the Village Manager Association (VMA), I would like to thank you for your support of our endorsed slate of candidates–Citizens For Progressive Action (C4PA – Ray Johnson, Jan Pate, Jon Hale & John Hedges). To say that the level of support shown the C4PA slate throughout the campaign season was beyond our expectations would be an understatement. Your support is a tribute to the positive and action-oriented message developed by the candidates.

In our effort to select highly qualified candidates to endorse in this election, we strived to pick candidates with excellent skills who also possessed the temperament and the vision to meet the needs of our village today. While the mantra of “Let’s Get Oak Park Moving Again” was coined by the candidates, it is one that we wholeheartedly endorse. We believe that the next two years will be one of positive action.

Further, we ask that any citizens who have previously been reluctant to volunteer for a village committee or commission become involved–the village benefits greatly from citizen volunteers who become engaged in the decision-making process.

Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who was involved in the trustee election campaign–whether on our team or another’s team. As has been said, no one has a monopoly on good ideas. It is vitally important that all who care about our village’s future participate in shaping it. At the end of the day, we are all Oak Parkers, and we all share a desire for our village’s success.

Thank you.

Bob Kane, VMA president

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