President Karen Darch Gives "State of the Village" Speech at Board Meeting

Village of Barrington News
March 2, 2018

Village of Barrington President Karen Darch gave her annual "State of the Village" speech at the regular Board of Trustees meeting on February 26.


President Darch discussed ongoing infrastructure improvement projects, our increasingly vibrant downtown, the growth of Barrington's White House as a cultural and community center, and updates on the many Village services that Barrington provides, as well as progress on new residential housing complexes in the Village.


Looking ahead, President Darch discussed important questions such as:


  • How will the age of the online consumer, the autonomous vehicle, and continually changing technology will affect our work lives, our workspaces, our retail shops, and our car dealers?


  • How much and what kind of housing and other uses should we consider as we start to work on our 2020 Comprehensive Plan for the Village? How do we embrace positive change but maintain what makes us special and unique?


  • In a community blessed with a multitude of volunteers and nonprofits, which do so much good and add so much to the local neighborliness of our Village, are we poised to support and continue that volunteerism and spirit?

To view the video of President Darch's entire speech, click here.

To read the speech, click here.

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