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City staff proposes downtown STEAM Learning Center

By Alexander Chettiath | March 21, 2016

DeKalb, in collaboration with the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement, is exploring strategies to develop a learning center focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, math and the history of DeKalb.The STEAM Learning Center, presented at the City Council...

DeKalb hopes to have 10-year plan implemented by FY 2017

DeKalb hopes to have 10-year plan implemented by FY 2017

By Sara Karikomi | February 25, 2016

Implementation of DeKalb’s 10-year strategic plan has already begun and the city is aiming to put the plan into full effect in Fiscal Year 2017. The Strategic Plan is a ten-year initiative that was created to guide city policy, budgeting and program...

DeKalb County gets approval to fully implement 10-year strategic plan

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

A unanimous vote by City Council members Monday will allow City Manager Anne Marie Gaura and Project Coordinator Patty Hoppenstedt to begin fully adopting their 10-year strategic plan, Guara said.The 10-year strategic plan has already begun to be implemented,...

DeKalb Mayor John Rey speaks during a City Council meeting April 13.

DeKalb to hold community meetings for strategic 10-year plan

By Northern Star staff | July 9, 2015

City officials will hold a series of meetings in which community members will be able to share their ideas about the future of DeKalb.Residents, students, workers and employers are invited to contribute to all seven meetings, which will be attended by...

Hoppenstedt hopes to learn DeKalb life

By Michelle Moreno | January 15, 2015

Patty Hoppenstedt is ready to transition from the private to the public sector after being appointed assistant city manager at Monday’s City Council meeting.A Human Resources director for Schaumburg for five years, Hoppenstedt said she hopes to get...