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Elk Grove Village's Community Development Department, specifically its Building Division, has set a new standard for municipal excellence by earning full accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS). This achievement positions Elk Grove Village as the first in Illinois and among a select group of 24 nationwide to receive this recognition, highlighting its commitment to exceptional service and adherence to rigorous standards.

The Building Division of the Community Development Department oversees critical aspects of construction, ensuring compliance with a broad spectrum of codes and ordinances. The accreditation process entailed a comprehensive third-party review and internal efforts to align with high accreditation standards. This accreditation signifies the division's dedication to optimizing best practices, customer service, and technical competence. The Community Development Department is focused on helping businesses and residents succeed while simplifying the process. 

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson praised the department for its continuous pursuit of improvement, emphasizing how this accreditation demonstrates the Village's commitment to efficient and effective public service. As part of the accreditation process, the Building Division will undergo periodic reviews and reassessments, ensuring their practices remain at the forefront of the industry. This prestigious recognition not only elevates the Village's standing but also demonstrates its ongoing commitment to fostering a Beyond Business Friendly environment.