The following appeared recently in Neighbors of Batavia Magazine. I do verklempt about as well as anyone. Recently, the Chamber of Commerce recognized 18 professionals, under the age of 30, at our first annual “20 Under 30” dinner. It was a night filled with emotion as these extraordinary young leaders gathered with the senior leaders …

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Remarks Before Batavia City Council

Thank you your Honor and members of the City Council. I’ve come before you tonight to talk about Ignite!…the community visioning session we are planning for March 26 at Waubonsee Community College. The great psychologist, Kurt Lewin, generally recognized as the founder of modern social psychology, was the first to say “Nothing is as practical …

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