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For those who do not know me, I’m Dan Shapiro. I am a husband, father of two, practicing attorney, and your new Mayor.I’ve served on numerous Village boards and commissions, including three years as Plan Commission Chairman and six years as a Trustee on the Village Board.I want to thank all of the voters for placing their trust in me as your new Mayor and in the rest of the 2021 Caucus slate of Bob Benton, Rebekah Metts-Childers and Mary Oppenheim. It has been a privilege to work with the board and I look forward to working with the new board to serve our community.We are more than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, and I look forward to working with residents, businesses and community groups to face the challenges still ahead of us to come back stronger and more resilient than before. Please continue to shop local to support our businesses and keep your dollars in our Village.As a Village, we need to maintain our fiscal strength while at the same time maintaining our superior services during this pandemic. We need to keep a close eye on our budget and expenditures, especially for the next couple of years, and exercise fiscal responsibility.I describe my leadership style as “mean what you say, and say what you mean.” I promise to continue an open, honest and transparent government with my example coming from the top.Success does not necessarily come from a single individual's actions. Rather it comes from the actions of a team. The Village is fortunate to have an extraordinary staff and committed advisory board and commission members that allow us to make sound policy decisions. As such, my success is intertwined with the Village's success as a whole. If I can build upon the wonderful accomplishments under Mayor Rosenthal’s tenure, the Village will continue to be a great place to live, bring up a family, work and age in place.Once it is again safe to meet in larger groups, I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your suggestions and concerns. Until then, I am always an e-mail away at firstname.lastname@example.org.Best,Dan