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Village President


Village President

Chodri Ma Khokhar

630.909.5302
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Elected: 2021
Years as a resident: 22

Letter from the Village President

Dear Residents,

I believe we have made great progress to growing our community, and I look forward to seeing where we can go moving forward. I am confident that we can come together so that we can build positive relationships with our residents and businesses.

Before I discuss the many great programs we have planned for the summer in Glendale Heights, I did want to take this time to address something that occurred towards the end of March, which has been weighing heavily on my mind. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took a man and two teenagers into custody near Chicago after it was discovered they were planning to attack a Shia Muslim mosque. Fortunately, the FBI acted quickly to bring these troubled individuals to justice. Although there are no ties to Glendale Heights in this case, this news is obviously disturbing and troubling, which is why I have discussed with Glendale Heights Police Chief George Pappas on ways for our religious organizations, businesses, and schools to feel safer in our own community. For many years, our own Glendale Heights Police Department has worked with community organizations on various threat trainings, and what you should do in the event of an active shooter or threat. I am proud of the relationships our own police department has built with our community members, religious organizations, businesses and schools, and I hope to continue these partnerships in the years ahead. If your organization is interested in trainings with the Glendale Heights Police Department, please contact the non-emergency number at 630.260.6070 to arrange for our officers to meet with you. I believe in staying prepared and remaining vigilant in any sort of event.

We have many other great programs being offered this summer season including our annual Park Parties, PATH Summer Camp, Center for Senior Citizens programs, the opening of the GH2O Aquatic Center, and the return of Glendale Heights Fest! I would also like to invite the community to attend our Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30th at Veterans Memorial Park as we pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms.

Lastly, I would like you to be on the lookout for more information regarding the grand opening of the new Camera Park! We will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and inviting the community out to enjoy the many new amenities Camera Park will be offering. I know we have all been patiently waiting for the splash pad, playground, challenge course and more to finally open for the season!

It is hard for me to believe that it has already been a full year since I have taken office, but I want to thank you, the residents, for believing in me to serve you. I believe in fair and honest government, and I hope I can continue to stand true to pushing the Village of Glendale Heights forward. Please feel free to call or stop by anytime you have a concern, and I, along with my fellow Village Board members, will work with you to address it. I also invite you to join my fellow Board Members and me at our monthly Coffee and Chat with the Village President and Board on the first Saturday of each month at the Center for Senior Citizens. I wish you all a happy and healthy summer season and I hope to see all of you soon!

Sincerely,
Mayor's Signature
Chodri Ma Khokhar
Village President