"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."- Margaret Mead


We are the Downers Grove Watch Association

Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization November 28, 2001.


P.O. Box 596, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Purpose of Association

The Association is organized for civic and informational purposes, specifically to:

Inform residents of Downers Grove, Illinois about local issues affecting the quality of life in the village.

Promote involvement of Downers Grove residents in local civic affairs.

Advocate policies favoring the quality of life for Downers Grove residents; particularly but not limited to matters involving land use, planning, development and redevelopment, zoning, conservation, historic preservation, sound fiscal management, and other aesthetic and cultural values.


Our mission is to provide a platform where residents can obtain information about and express their views on issues in Downers Grove to the village council and its various boards and committees.


Our vision is that Downers Grove will continue to develop in a responsible manner that is congruent with the existing community and our heritage – maintaining the ambiance of a small village in a large metropolitan area.


tom sleeter  Tom Sleeter – Chairman

Frank Falesch - Vice Chairman Frank Falesch – Vice Chairman

Bill Wrobel - Treasurer Bill Wrobel – Treasurer

Richard Rekash - Director Richard Rekash – Director

Laurel Bowen - Secretary Laurel Bowen – Secretary



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