Steve Chirico was elected in 2015 as Naperville’s first new mayor in 20 years. As a business leader, Mayor Chirico understands the importance of a well-balanced community, a strong business climate and a solid economic development plan. Among the highlights of his administration are implementing a long-range financial plan for the City, spearheading a culture of innovation within City departments and facilitating partnerships that streamline government with the goal of lower taxes.
Mayor Chirico has lived in Naperville for more than half a century and has observed the changes in this City firsthand. After graduating from Naperville Central High School, he attended Northern Illinois University and started a small tile shop to help pay his way through school. That shop has since grown to become Great Western Flooring, which still has its administrative offices, warehouse and a showroom in Naperville in addition to two other showrooms in Oswego and St. Charles.
Mayor Chirico and his wife, Julie, have a blended family that includes seven children all born and raised in Naperville. His family encouraged him to run for City Council in 2011, a campaign which he won. Near the end of his term, he realized that his business experience would serve Naperville well into the future and made the decision to run for Mayor.
Mayor Chirico has been active in the community for many years. This includes his work with 360 Youth and Family Services, Naperville Responds For Our Veterans, Friends Achieving Solutions Today (FAST), the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA), City of Naperville Advisory Cultural Commission, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Steering Committee and the DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference.
Mayor Chirico’s tireless dedication to Naperville, coupled with his passion for the City and devotion to serving its residents and businesses, make Naperville the premiere location in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Mayor Chirico's current term expires in 2019.