DeKalb's 7th Ward Alderman Faivre seizes opportunity to give back to his community
A lifelong DeKalb resident, Anthony Faivre leverages his longtime love for the community to help him go the extra mile in his role as 7th Ward Alderman.
“I was born in what is today Barb City Manor," Faivre told DeKalb Times. "I grew up on a farm just outside of the city limits, graduated from DeKalb High School, Kishwaukee Community College and Northern Illinois University.”
Now Faivre works a the nonmetallic commodity manager for Caterpillar Inc., where he holds certifications as Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt and Supply Chain Professional — all skills that helped prepare him for his career in public service.
“I asked to be appointed alderman when the previous alderman stepped down due to relocation out of DeKalb in 2014,” Faivre said. “I felt that my background with process development and control along with the financial background through my purchasing experience would be a good addition to the city council.”
Faivre has found his time in public service to be incredibly fulfilling, so much so that he plans to continue, should he be re-elected.
“I am currently running again for alderman,” Faivre said. “While there has been a lot of good work done in the past three years, I feel there are several opportunities to continue to improve.”
There are a number of exciting projects that Faivre is confident will bring more people to the downtown area and boost the economy and the well-being of the community, such as the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This effort is working to improve the neighborhoods in the northwest corner of DeKalb on both sides of Annie Glidden Road.
“I am excited to see the work being done in the Annie Glidden North plan and wanting to see the project continue to progress,” Faivre said. “Several community groups are planning events to increase community participation. The city continues to work with Northern Illinois University to improve our relationship and opportunities to work together.”