Monday, March 20, 2017 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews
Mayor Edwenna Perkins is the clear choice on April 4, 2017. Four years ago the Village of Maywood elected a great representation when they elected Edwenna Perkins as Mayor. Since I have been on board I have watched her serve our community with passion and integrity.
She has proven to me that leadership is more than a title; that it is about your willingness and ability to get out and work. She has been working hard on behalf of our community for over 12 years, serving as village trustee and four years as your mayor.
Mayor Perkins stood strong for Economic Development when Wintrust bank came to the village with a major development project, unlike some board members who turned down this major development, which resulted in a loss to the community.
Mayor Perkins fought hard to create a flood relief program for the citizens and brought back summer job to the village youth, facing political adversity. When some members on the board wanted to relocate the brand new train station to an area that wasn’t safe and not in line with our comprehensive plan she stood up and most recently lead the conversation to invest in major infrastructure improvement projects throughout the village.
Last year, when I decided to take youth to Washington D.C., she was the first member on board to support this endeavor both financially and ideally. She understood the importance of investing in our youth for the future in government.
We cannot turn back to the politics of the past. Maywood we have come too far. Mayor Perkins is a visionary leader for our future. Knowing from whence we came, Mayor Perkins works hard to improve our future.
It is without hesitation that I strongly endorse The Honorable Mayor Edwenna Perkins for Mayor. PUNCH #4 on April 4th. I’m With Perkins
— Isiah Brandon, Maywood trustee
F E A T U R E D E V E N T
A POP-UP TOWN HALL ON EDUCATION IN PROVISO TOWNSHIP
The Village Free Press, the Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal, Inc. will co-host a Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township on Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 134 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.
Candidates for District 89 and District 209, as well as administrators for both districts, are all invited to a seat on the panel (consider this an open invitation).
Community stakeholders (including teachers, faculty, students and parents) are all invited to come with questions for this panel, which will be facilitated by Michael Romain, staff reporter for Wednesday Journal, Inc. and publisher/editor of the Village Free Press.