by Sandy Kaczmarski
Elburn—Village President Dave Anderson has been elected vice president of the Metro West Council of Government for 2011-12.
“I was surprised I was elected, but was honored by it,” Anderson said.
The Metro West Council (metrowestcog.org) is made up of elected officials from municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Anderson shares ideas with St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, also members of the association.
The group meets to discuss areas of mutual concern such as managing growth issues, economic development, transportation and water conservation.
“I really just sit back and listen and get some ideas,” he said. “I try to absorb as much as I possibly can.”
Anderson said the main topic of discussion right now is the economy and figuring out “how to do more with less.”
As vice president, Anderson will take over as president of the association next year.