Welcome from the Mayor

Mayor’s Welcome
Welcome to Batavia. Our city motto is often referred to as “THE CITY OF ENERGY” and I think you will quickly come to realize Batavia is a community that is friendly and full of productive people using their personal energy to make our town a great place to live and do business.

Our town has the honor of being the oldest settled community in Kane County, dating back to 1833. Batavia is both proud of its memorable retail and industrial history and excited about all the opportunities that today’s business inventory has to offer. With this publication, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce presents a dynamic and informative view of the wide variety of retail shopping, industrial innovations and professional business services that can be found around town.

On behalf of the City of Batavia, I wish to extend a warm welcome to visitors as well as residents of the community. I encourage you to take time to explore the information found here. Under the watchful guidance of the Chamber of Commerce, our businesses continue to expand and enrich their products and services.

Batavia is the hometown of such nationally known facilities as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, which is an internationally recognized research facility for high-energy research, and Mooseheart, which houses the century old home of the legendary “Child City & School” of the Moose Lodge, as well as the world headquarters for the commendable organization. The city has much to be proud about when it comes time to tell what is going on within our boundaries.

I am confident that you will find Batavia a city full of unique people, interesting customs and enjoying one of the richest historical heritages among Illinois communities.

Of course, it is the mission of our city government to be the forefront of civic support and service whenever needed, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We proudly boast that we never close down. In the event of a fire, police or medical emergency, a simple dialing of 911 will provide immediate emergency services if needed. For other business or service needs, or questions at hand, please feel free to call (630) 454-2000 or stop in at the City Government Center, 100 N. Island Avenue, at the northeast corner of Island Avenue and Houston Street on the west bank of the Fox River in the heart of downtown Batavia, and you will always find someone on duty to help you out.

Jeffery D. Schielke, Mayor
City of Batavia