Sixth generation Naperville resident Becky Anderson has always believed in service to her hometown. First elected to the City Council in 2015, Anderson wants to see Naperville continue to be the place that people of all backgrounds can truly call home.
Co-owner of Anderson’s Bookshops and Anderson’s Bookfair Company in Naperville, Aurora, Downers Grove and LaGrange, Anderson has 36 years in the book industry and is the fifth generation to manage this family-owned, award-winning business. She has used that expertise to serve on the board of the American Booksellers Association for eight years, the last two as president. She is co-founder of the popular communitywide reading program Naperville READS and founded IndieBound Naperville, a grassroots Independent Business Association with over 150 business members.
Anderson has previously served on the KidsMatter and DuPage Symphony Orchestra boards and as chairman of the Advisory Cultural Commission. A graduate of North Central College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, German and Music, Anderson lives in Naperville with her husband, Chuck Wilkins. Together they have three children: Charlie, Sarah and Hallie. When not at the dais, Anderson enjoys playing the piano, camping, and of course, reading.
As she continues her service to her community on Council, Anderson’s focus is on revising the City’s ends policies, ensuring sustainability remains a priority, promoting business development and championing affordable housing for the young and elderly.
Councilwoman Anderson's current term expires in 2019.