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Memorial - Peg Price
Margaret P. "Peg" Price (nee Nelson) was beloved by many. Born in Wisconsin, she and her childhood sweetheart, husband Chuck, moved to Naperville in 1967.
Peg became the first woman Mayor of Naperville, serving from 1983 to 1991, with stints on the Naperville City Council before and after two terms as Mayor.
She was the first woman to regularly attend Rotary Club of Naperville meetings; and when women were welcomed as members in 1987, Peg joined Rita Harvard and Mary Ann Yakovilis to become one of the first three women to officially join the service club.
Mayor Price is credited during her term for starting the State of the City Address and beginning the planning for the Naperville Municipal Center and Naperville's water utility.
Throughout the years, Peg was active with the Maplebrook II Home Owner's Association, Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, League of Women Voters, political campaigns, Loaves & Fishes at St. Raphael’s as well as many charity golf outings and fundraisers. Peg also appreciated the can-do volunteer spirit that created many important local assets, including the development of the Naperville Riverwalk for the City’s sesquicentennial anniversary. Peg was a former Riverwalk Commissioner.