Legislative Committee Meeting - City Signage Modernization

Legislative Committee Meeting - City Signage Modernization
. Please Note --> This is a Past Event!! .

Date: 9/12/2016
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM

Embassy Suites Chicago-Naperville
1823 Abriter Ct.
Naperville, IL 60563

The City of Naperville will present and ask for feedback on proposed changes to the city’s signage regulations.  The city is required to rewrite the code in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court case which fundamentally changed how communities across the country can regulate speech on signs.

The signage law governs everything including realtors’ signs, fast food menu boards, temporary political signs, sidewalk signs advertising businesses, monument signs, garage sale notifications, and more.  All signs advertising commerce in the city are subject to the proposed regulation and Naperville is hoping to receive feedback from the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.  Members are encouraged to evaluate the needs for their businesses and come with questions.  Following is an outline of the panel discussion:

    -  Overview of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling and its impact on Naperville Sign Code
Vision and Goals for Sign Code Update
Review of key changes proposed to the code that may impact City Businesses
Learn more about the process going forward and opportunities to participate in the code update

U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) is also confirmed to provide an update from the U.S. Congress as well as present on his bill, H.R.5374, Bring Small Business Back Tax Reform Act.  Please come with questions.

Panelists Bios:

Amy Emery, AICP

    -  Strategic Project Supervisor with the City’s TED Department
19 years of local government experience as both private consultant and public employee
10-year City Employee working as the Project Manager for the Sign Code Update
Other duties include:  ADA, Sustainability, Development Project Management, and Permitting
Past Projects include:  Ogden Avenue Grant Program, Downtown 2030 Plan, Naperville Districts  Initiative, and serving as the Legislative Liaison

Tim Felstrup

    -  Project Manager Development Services Team
11 year City Employee and current administrator of the City’s Sign Code
Other duties include: Single-Family Development, Elevator & Right-of-Way Permitting Project Manager
    -  P
ast assignments include: working as a member of the Planning Services, Code Enforcement & Inspections Teams for the City of Naperville

Kristen Foley

    -  Senior Assistant City Attorney in Naperville Legal Department
Over 21 years of experience in local government law at both the County and Municipal level.  Spent the last 10 years with the City of Naperville.  
Defends the City in litigation in state and federal court, oversees the City’s Workers’ Compensation program and works on general municipal projects. 

Steve Robles, AICP

    -  Project Manager with City’s TED Department
13 years of land planning within public and private sectors
Other duties include: Will serve as the new administrator of new sign code

Biography for U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren:


  • Financial Services--Subcommitees: Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises; Oversight and Investigations
  • Science, Space and Technology--Subcommittees: Energy; Research and Technology


  • 14th District: West and Northwest “ex-burbs” of Chicago. District office in Campton Hills. Counties covered include parts of DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will "collar" counties.
  • Elected: Assumed office January 3, 2011, 3rd Term.
  • Prev. Occupation: Securities Company Executive, Attorney
  • Prev. Political Exp.: DuPage Co. Board, 1994-98; IL House, 1999-2007; IL Senate, 2007-11
  • Education: BA Bethel College, 1988; JD Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993
  • Family:  Married, 4 Children
  • This month's meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm to learn more about legislative topics. Registration for this meeting is $15.

    Do you attend the Legislative Committee Meeting every month? We offer a discount for a year-long registration. Receive 10% off your registration when you sign-up for the whole year. Select the 'Year-Long Chamber Member Registration' option at sign-up and you will then be registered for the entire year. Please note: this registration is non-refundable, if you are unable to attend a month your registration can be transferred to a different attendee.

    Events Cancelation Policy
    Effective January 1, 2016 the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will implement an event cancelation policy. If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24 hour notice is required or you will be invoiced  and/or lose your Included in Membership ticket. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without  penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel within 24 hours.

      For general inquiries email us at:  chamber@naperville.net


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