“I fully endorse Jennifer Konen for Sugar Grove village president. Jennifer has the vision and forward thinking ability to lead this village to the heights that it can achieve. It is time for change here in Sugar Grove and she is the person that can make it happen!”
- Jerry Rich
Rich Harvest Farms
"Jennifer Konen is the perfect fit for Sugar Grove Village President. Jennifer’s refreshing new ideas, strong love for her community and willingness to work with other board members make her the right choice in this election. I have known Jennifer for over 5 years and she has proven herself to be transparent, trustworthy and a great team player. Jennifer stands true to her beliefs, and pours her love for our community into her work for the Village. Jennifer has always been pro law enforcement, and backs the badge. She goes out of her way to better understand what Law Enforcement Officers have to encounter day to day and always gives her full support to the courageous men and women who wear the badge. Jennifer cares deeply about law and order and maintaining a safe community. I stand beside Jennifer Konen because she stands beside the heroes who wear the badge. Please Vote for change, please vote for Jennifer Konen."
Sugar Grove Resident/ LEO (law enforcement officer)
"After serving alongside Jen the past 2 years as a fellow Trustee, I’m confident she will be an excellent Village President. Her passion for our Village and its residents is authentic and her drive to actually make things happen and bring about positive change is already being demonstrated. Jen is a proven leader that listens well, communicates openly and effectively and engages others in a kind and considerate manner. We need a team player like Jen who welcomes the ideas and diverse expertise from our Village Staff and Trustees. Jen will be an effective leader who embraces our residents’ vision and ideas for our community."
- Ryan Walter
Current Village Board Trustee
"I very enthusiastically endorse Jennifer Konen for Sugar Grove Village President. It’s time for a change in this wonderful village in which I have been blessed to live for the past 31 years. It’s time for a president who will operate with the highest of integrity, openly and transparently, and, most importantly, with the wishes of the residents as her foremost guide. No more nontransparent, back room decisions being made, like a monarch surreptitiously foisting bad policy on his realm. Jennifer is intelligent, hardworking, caring, and open to discussion—willing to listen to all points of view. She does not think that she knows better than the folks who will be giving her the privilege of serving. She has fresh ideas, and we will move forward into the future very nicely with Jennifer Konen at the helm. I urge my friends and fellow residents of this wonderful village to vote for Jennifer Konen as Sugar Grove Village President."
- Bill Durrenberger
Long-time Sugar Grove Resident
"Jen Konen is a smart, honest, and hard working individual that we support wholeheartedly for Sugar Grove President!"
- Bill Lenert
Kane County Board Member
Daily Herald - Joe Wolf Endorsement
Independents for Sugar Grove Village Government (ISGVG) Announces Endorsement of Jennifer Konen for Sugar Grove Village President
Released at: February 26, 2021
Contact: Jim Huguelet
Sugar Grove, IL (February 26, 2021) -
Today Independents for Sugar Grove Village Government (ISGVG) announced its endorsement of Jennifer "Jen" Konen for the office of Sugar Grove Village President in the upcoming Kane County Consolidated Election on April 6, 2021. Currently serving as a Sugar Grove Village Trustee, ISGVG believes that Trustee Konen's record of teamwork, trust, and transparency will best represent Sugar Grove's residents and provide the leadership needed for the Village to grow in a manner consistent with its unique character.
Trustee Konen supports ISGVG's five-point platform for thoughtful progress in Sugar Grove:
New ideas about Sugar Grove's future, a vision for responsible development, and the will to act upon it
Commitment to acting upon the results of a review of the village’s Comprehensive Plan that meaningfully engages with all stakeholders in the community to arrive at a truly shared vision for our village
Rejection of any development proposal that does not adequately reflect the legitimate interests of Sugar Grove's current residents
Opposition to the use of tax-increment financing (TIF) when doing so is not in the best interests of our taxpayers and governmental bodies
In all matters, providing an independent voice that asks tough questions and makes fact-based decisions for the long-term that are fair to all of the village’s stakeholders
"After more than 20 years, it is time for new leadership in our Village Presidency - leadership that challenges the status quo and encourages the consideration of new ideas. I have a vision for what Sugar Grove can become, the willingness to truly listen to our residents and village staff about how to achieve it, and the passion to make the changes needed to see it happen," said Konen.
Jim Huguelet, Director of ISGVG, said "Since 2019, ISGVG is a group of engaged Sugar Grove residents who believe that ordinary citizens must serve in local government for it to effectively represent the interests of all of the village’s stakeholders. Our endorsements seek to help Sugar Grove voters know who will best represent those interests."