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The Will County Gazette published a great article about Julie Berkowicz’s values and concerns for the citizens of Naperville– Please check it out!

http://willcountygazette.com/stories/511092779-affordability-tops-agenda-for-naperville-council-hopeful

 

 

I will represent the interests of you and your family

as residents and taxpayers.

 

I support:

  • Protecting our PROPERTY RIGHTS.
  • Reduced government and limited taxation.
  • Cutting the budget of waste and unnecessary spending.
  • Lowered utility rate and service fees for seniors and veterans.
  • More affordable single family housing options for seniors and young families.

 

Vote Julie Berkowicz  APRIL 4, 2017.

Julie is #5 on the ballot but the ONE for you

 

 

Julie Berkowicz being awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association. (Above) 

 

I am running for City Council to represent all residents and taxpayers, to work for FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY and be A VOICE for you!  I am NOT a career politician.  Young families face daunting pressures in struggling to raise families with rising rent/mortgage payments and college debt.  Seniors and veterans struggle with fixed incomes amid rising expenses and tax payments. I will represent your family because of my strong commitment to community service.

 

As your representative on the Naperville City Council, I will represent you with passion and dedication.   I humbly ask for your Vote for Naperville City Council on April 4, 2017 and promise to work tirelessly to represent your family!

 

 

 

AS A CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, JULIE WILL WORK TO HOLD DOWN EXPENSES TO ENSURE THAT NAPERVILLE REMAINS AFFORDABLE FOR ALL, INCLUDING SENIORS AND VETERANS.

 

 

Endorsements:

State Representative Jeanne Ives proudly endorses Julie Berkowicz:   

“In this Tuesday’s election you will vote on which candidates will make decisions on over 90% of your property tax bill.  In the Naperville City Council race I strongly endorse Kevin Coyne, Julie Berkowicz, and Mike Strick. They understand that families and businesses in Naperville are struggling under ever increasing taxes.  And – They understand that serving on a city council is about protecting the people in your community and the lives they are trying to build.  They are ready to work with you to keep Naperville strong. For Naperville City Council Vote for Coyne, Berkowicz, and Strick – you can remember them as C-B-S – they will keep the Naperville citizens in mind with every vote.”

 

Mike S., Knoch Knolls,  February 19 

As a long time neighbor and acquaintance of Julie’s I don’t know of a more qualified and enthusiastic candidate for the Naperville City Council!  Family values have always been her utmost priority while at the same time, her passion for her community is remarkable.  I wholeheartedly endorse Julie Berkowicz for Naperville City Council! 

CITY COUNCIL WATCHDOG   and  NAPERCHANGE.ORG     http://naperchange.org/reasons/our-thoughts-on-april-4th-naperville-city-council-election

 

 

My community involvement includes:

Vice President of Knoch Knolls Homeowners Association Board for over 16 years

Life Member at the Judd Kendall VFW Auxiliary, Naperville, Illinois

Knights of Columbus Auxiliary

100+ Naperville Women Who Care

St. Francis High School Band Organization Chair

Patient/Family Advisory Committee at Edward Hospital

St. Raphael Catholic Church Religious Education Teacher, Board and Band Boosters Board Member

St. Raphael Catholic School Cross Country and Track Coach and Debate Coach

Distinguished Commissioner, Silver Beaver and Wood Badge Eagle, Boy Scouts of America (20 years)

Public Relations Liaison, Boy Scouts of America and Special Needs Program Leader at Ray Graham Association

Simbang Gabi Choir, West Cluster Chapter, Pamanang Lahi Foundation

 

 

Julie and Walter, her husband, have lived in Naperville for 22 years and have three sons.  All are Eagle Scouts and graduates of DePaul University, College of Dupage and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  Their youngest son currently attends Indiana University in the Kelley School of Business and the Hutton Honor College.   Julie is an active member in the community of Knoch Knolls, also serving as Vice President on the Homeowners Board for over 16 years.  She is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Judd Kendall VFW, Post 3873 in Naperville, Illinois.  Julie is a Distinguished Commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America and for over 20 years has served as Public Relations Community Liaison, Leader and a Special Needs Program Leader at the Ray Graham Association.   Dedicated to the civic responsibility that the BSA program teaches our youth, it has been rewarding for her to mentor and teach our youth throughout the years.   She has served on many not-for-profit Boards, including St. Raphael Catholic School, St. Raphael Band Booster and the St. Francis High School Band Parent Organization.  She has also been an active coach for track, cross country, the St. Raphael debate team and has been a religious education teacher for her youngest son.  Julie has experience in senior care and housing advocacy and has been a member on the Patient / Family Advisory Committee at Edward-Elmhurst Hospital in Naperville.

My family has been privileged to call Naperville home for over 20 years. Walter, my husband, and I are the parents of three sons. All are Eagle Scouts and graduates of DePaul University, College of DuPage and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Our youngest son currently attends Indiana University in the Kelley School of Business and Hutton Honor College. I serving as the Vice President on the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Board. It has been rewarding to mentor and teach our youth as an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years; also serving as Public Relations Community Liaison, Distinguished Commissioner and a Special Needs Scout Program Leader at the Ray Graham Association. I have served on many not-for-profit boards, including St. Raphael Catholic School, St. Raphael School Band Organization and the St. Francis High School Band Organization. With experience in senior care and housing advocacy I have also been a member on the Patient / Family Advisory Committee at Edward-Elmhurst Hospital in Naperville. I am also a member of the Judd Kendall VFW Auxiliary.

Why Am I Running?

I have chosen to become a candidate for the Naperville City Council because of my commitment to my community.  As a Council member I will work for the citizens and taxpayers and represent the community of Naperville with passion and dedication.  I am not a career politician and will sit on the Council from the eyes of the taxpayer and the homeowner.  My experience with youth, special needs, senior citizens and Veterans will be beneficial when working on City programs and critical issues within our neighborhoods.  During my experience on the Knoch Knolls Homeowners Board I have worked with all facets of Naperville government operations and I understand the needs of the homeowners and the role of the many volunteers who make this City a great place to call home. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and tackling the issues that we face and making Naperville an even better place for our families and businesses.

 

 

Julie Berkowicz, Chartered Organization Representative and Walter Berkowicz, Cubmaster, speaking to the families at Cub Scout 887 Pack Meeting.