Steve Chirico was elected Mayor of the City of Naperville in 2015 and is its first new mayor in 20 years. As a business leader Mayor Chirico understands the importance of a well-balanced community. A community with a strong business climate and a plan for economic development can provide residents with essential amenities like quality schools and safe neighborhoods while maintaining the best property value as taxes are kept in check. Since being sworn into office in May, Mayor Chirico has been working tirelessly on attracting new businesses to invest in Naperville and establishing long-term financial strategies intended to serve the City well into the future.
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, will help make Naperville the premiere location in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Mayor Chirico's current term expires in 2019.