Our Goals, Community & People

Our Goals
While we sometimes disagree on how we will achieve our goals, we are united in identifying them:
  • A balanced budget
  • Supporting our business community
  • Revitalizing our downtown
  • Strong police and fire services
We try to accommodate the concerns of individual residents, but strive to keep a Village-wide perspective when voting on issues.

Our Community
Like many communities near us, the physical boundaries Village of Roselle span across many parts. We exist across two counties, with Devon Avenue being the dividing line:
  • Cook County (20%)
  • DuPage County (80%)
Our children attend schools in seven school districts (five elementary and two high school districts), and we are serviced by two library districts. Yet, we do not suffer from an identity crisis!

Our downtown area and rich history combine to provide our sense of community. Roselle is a wonderful village in which to live and raise a family. We have good schools, both public and private, and churches of all denominations.

Our People
We are a community blessed with volunteers. Our caring residents are responsible for our Rose Carnival and Parade, held the first weekend in June, as well as the Taste of Roselle, on the first weekend in August. Proceeds from the Taste have in the past financed computers for the Library, lighting on Main Street, and our Village entrance signs.

Volunteers also operate and maintain our Historical Museum, continue our Sister City Alliance, and run the park district's baseball and softball programs, swim team, and countless scout troops and parent-teacher organizations.

We are particularly proud of our mentoring program, Character Coalition, and Stepping Stones, a program for women and children of domestic violence.