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City of St. Charles Recognized for Hiring Veterans

HIRE Vets Gold Medallion
U.S. Department of Labor Awards City with HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award

For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Labor has presented the City of St. Charles with the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award. The award recognizes the City for employing military veterans, and is part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act).

Russell Colby Appointed Director of Community Development

Russell Colby Portrait

The St. Charles City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Russell Colby as Director of Community Development at its Nov. 1, 2021, meeting. Colby had been serving as Acting Director of Community & Economic Development since Aug. 30, 2021, following the retirement of former Director Rita Tungare.

Earlier this year, the City Council chose to split Tungare’s former position into two directorships. Colby has been appointed Director of Community Development and an active search is underway for a Director of Economic Development.

99% of Residents Surveyed Say St. Charles is an Excellent or Good Place to Live

99% of residents surveyed feel St. Charles is an Excellent or Good place to live. The results of the 2020 St. Charles Resident Survey were presented at the Sept. 8, 2020 Government Operations Committee Meeting. In general, survey respondents feel St. Charles is safe, clean and well maintained. Residents also valued the services they receive for the taxes they pay.

Did You See Your Annual Water Quality Report?

The City of St. Charles is committed to providing safe, reliable, and economical water to its customers. Every year the City distributes a report that summarizes the quality of your drinking water. We are pleased to report again this year that your tap water met all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water health standards. The water is tested in accordance with strict EPA regulations, so you can be assured your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all water quality standards as listed in the Safe Drinking Act.