Back in March the Campaign for a Better Naperville Flag group, comprised of six students from Neuqua Valley, set out to create a new flag for the city through a contest open to the community.
Recently the deadline passed for the public to submit their designs, with close to 150 sending in their patterns.
“I feel like there’s a lot of support people think it’s a great idea, there’s people that think that the flag needs a redesign, it doesn’t really show what Naperville stands for,” said Connor Tenny, Executive Director of the Campaign for a Better Naperville Flag.
Now the team will form a committee to narrow down the submissions to five designs.
“Some examples of people who will be on the committee will be professional vexilologists, and those are people who study flags, and we’re already in talks with a couple of them and they think it’s a great idea, happy to help, and then also Naperville leaders, so local business owners, educators, or people in the City Council,” said Tenny.
The voting will then be open to the public to narrow down the designs to one winning flag.
While the current city flag is protected, the winning flag design will not replace it but instead create a whole new logo and design residents can display proudly.
The winning design will be revealed at the TedX Naperville talk on November 4th.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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