City Council Speaker Sign-Up

Online Speaker Sign Up

Online speaker sign up is currently closed.

City staff has been working on virtual solutions for government meetings in accordance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order and executive order suspending certain portions of the Open Meetings Act. More information about the June 2 meeting will be announced when the agenda is published on Wednesday, May 27.

The Naperville City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Each meeting allows residents an opportunity to address the Council on issues of concern. Members of the public can sign up to speak on any agenda item, including Public Forum.

Members of the public wishing to address the City Council must sign up by 6:55 p.m. the day of the City Council meeting. There are two ways to sign up to speak: online or in person. The City no longer accepts phone calls for speaker sign up. 

Online Sign Up

Online speaker sign up will open once the agenda is published, typically the Wednesday prior to the date of the meeting. Online sign up will close at 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. Once online sign up is closed, you may sign up at the Municipal Center in the City Clerk’s Office from 6:30 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. If you sign up to speak online, you do not need to sign up in person.

In Person Sign Up

Members of the public may sign up to speak in person by visiting the City Clerk's Office from 6:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Online Speaker Sign Up

Online speaker sign up is currently closed and will reopen for the next City Council meeting when the agenda is published.

Citizen Participation Guidelines

Citizen participation rules are outlined in section 1-5-6-6: - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION of the Naperville Municipal Code.

The City Welcomes All Views and Opinions
Everyone should feel welcome to share their viewpoints. Positive comments and constructive criticism are welcome and encouraged. Speakers and members of the audience should refrain from noisy outbursts, and other distracting actions such as applauding, cheering or booing. Likewise, speakers should refrain from harassing or directing threats or personal attacks at Council members, staff, other speakers or members of the audience.

Time Limits
Speakers must limit their remarks to no more than three minutes. Petitioners (applicant or attorney) may speak on an agenda item first and have up to 10 minutes. Petitioners are also granted a five-minute rebuttal once all other speakers have commented.

When Your Name is Called
When staff calls your name, approach the podium and state your full name. This information is part of the public record. Speakers should address their remarks to the City Council as a whole and not to any individual Council member. Speakers are called in the order they sign up. Speak clearly and limit your remarks directly to the matter under discussion.

Groups are encouraged to select a person to speak on behalf of the group/organization. Groups of speakers are also encouraged to consolidate their comments and avoid repetition.

Documents and Presentations
If you have printed handouts, please hand your copies to the City staff member sitting by the podium. They will distribute to the Council.

Please let staff know when you sign up to speak if you have a PowerPoint presentation or other audio/visual needs. You will receive assistance in loading your items onto the computer before the meeting.

Any person that does not conform to the rules provided in the Municipal Code, or acts in a disorderly manner, so as to disrupt the ability of the City Council to efficiently conduct its meeting may be expelled from the chambers for the remainder of the meeting by the Mayor or a majority vote by the City Council.