Community Relations Commission Launches Street Banner Effort


IMG_0414_tinyThe next time you drive, bike or walk down Dempster Street, look up and admire the artistry of our local photographers, whose pictures capture how Incredibly Close, and Amazingly Open our Village truly is!!! Banners featuring entries from the Village’s Photo Contests will be displayed from April through November on Street lights from Central to Lehigh. The Village’s Community Relations Commission (CRC) spearheaded this project.  Mayor Dan DiMaria recently commented, “Our Community Relations Commission has really stepped up their efforts and is excited to show the world the diverse beauty of our Village.”

The Village wishes to acknowledge the following individuals for the photos used in this project:

  • Tammy Gartner-Ryan
  • Noel Magsino
  • Sascha Hedjbeli (2 photos)
  • John Ruberry (3 photos)
  • Gina Magsino (2 photos)
  • Elaine Monterola
  • Ramanathan Sundaram
  • Nancy Schmidt (2 photos)
  • Lani Pruess

In the upcoming weeks, banners will also be displayed along Waukegan Road.  In addition, the Economic Development Commission will soon provide businesses the opportunity to sponsor one or more of the banners and display their business name underneath the 7 ft. symbol of community spirit.  Thank you again, to all of the photographers who submitted photo contest entries to help showcase our beautiful Village!


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