I have 23 years of government employment, including 8 years with DuPage County for the Circuit Court Clerk and the Building Department along with 15 years working in the St. Charles Community Development Department as Historic Preservation Coordinator. I have a full understanding of how our City Government works including City Ordinances/Codes, all of the City Departments and their functions. I facilitated many discussions between city officials/representatives and residents. I have a well-rounded knowledge of Planning, Zoning, the Comprehensive Plan and Historic Preservation. I have consulted for several other government bodies and volunteered for many various organizations so I understand the importance of having a good working relationship with other government bodies and community organizations to achieve important goals for our community. Worked with many local business owners too and created incentive programs, giving me knowledge for economic development. As a resident, I help other residents let their voices be heard and understand how we can do better communicating and working with the residents. I currently have a great and respectful working relationship with our current aldermen and staff and I know we can work well together to make great things happen for St. Charles. Visit www.kimmalay.com for more detailed information.
There are four differences between myself and the other candidate. 1) My experience as a City Alderman, who has served Ward five since December 2010, gives me the knowledge as to what the issues and concerns are to the residents of St. Charles. I currently serve on the planning and development, government operations, and government services committees. This allows me to understand the issues facing the city of St. Charles. I have been a member of the 708 Mental Health Board since 2003 and am a member of the Development and Education Committee for The Downtown Partnership. 2) My deep roots and historical knowledge of being raised in St. Charles and having children plus grandchildren residing here, provides me better understanding and appreciation for the issues facing three generations of St. Charles citizens. 3) My knowledge of small business from owning and operating Art\'s Cool in downtown St. Charles for five years. 4) My positive vision for the City illustrated by my support of the Red Gate Bridge which is proving to be a welcome link for the city\'s northwest and northeast neighborhoods