Mayor Chirico Appoints Two New Liquor Commissioners
Karyn Charvat, Tony Signorella to Be Sworn in at Feb. 6 Liquor Commission Meeting
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — On Thursday, Feb. 6, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico will swear in two new Liquor Commissioners: Karyn Charvat and Tony Signorella. Charvat and Signorella will be joining seven other commissioners on the nine-member board, all of whom serve four-year terms as unpaid volunteers. Liquor Commission meetings are held the first Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
“Both Karyn and Tony will bring a wealth of leadership and business experience to their roles on the commission,” Chirico said. “Their careful consideration for balancing economic growth with public safety will be a tremendous asset to the work the Liquor Commission does. I’d also like to give a special thank you to outgoing commissioners Whitney Robbins and Marc Blackman, who also brought a thoughtful, safety-oriented approach to our discussions.”
Charvat is the Executive Director at PowerForward DuPage. She has been active in the Naperville community since 2007 and a resident for almost six years. The Executive Director at PowerForward DuPage, she is Past President of the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club, the current Sergeant-at-Arms for the Naperville Rotary After Dark Club and Board Chair for the Friends of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. In addition, she is part of the Safety Town Commission, serves on the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International Board of Directors and is on the Board of Directors at Chamber630, Choose DuPage and Naperville Elderly Homes.
Signorella, who has lived in Naperville for over 15 years, is Senior Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs at Comcast, where he has served as the main government affairs representative to both DuPage and Will counties and its municipalities, including Naperville. He represents Comcast on the Choose DuPage board of directors and public policy committee and serves as Comcast’s representative to the Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) board. He has been an active corporate partner with the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference and Will County Governmental League and is a board member on the Naperville Area Chamber Political Action Committee (NACPAC).
As mayor, Chirico serves as the City of Naperville’s Liquor and Tobacco Control Commissioner. At the direction of the Liquor Commissioner, the Liquor Commission reviews applications and makes recommendations for licenses, conducts disciplinary hearings and submits findings and recommendations to the Liquor Commissioner. The commission also sends recommendations on liquor policy and procedure changes to the City Council.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.