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Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:13 PM

Virtual Coffee & Conversation feat. State Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin

Dear Neighbor,

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to pivot my "Trustee Informational Meetings" from in-person to virtual Zoom meetings. Thank you to all of my neighbors that came to my Coffee & Conversation on Sunday February 21, 2021, with MWRD Commissioner Kim DuBuclet. It was truly an informative and enlightening conversation!

I am looking forward to the next conversation on Sunday March 7, 2021, at 11:00am, as I welcome State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin. Please join the conversation as we discuss state legislation and how it impacts Olympia Fields.

Community Peace and Love,

Desireé Watkins
Village of Olympia Fields Trustee


Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:11 PM

Virtual Coffee & Conversation feat. MWRD Commissioner Kim DuBuclet

Dear Neighbor,

In consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic, I had to pivot my "Trustee Informational Meetings" from in-person to virtual Zoom meetings. Thank you to all of my neighbors that came to my Coffee & Conversation on Sunday February 21, 2021 with Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. It was truly an enlightening conversation!

I am looking forward to the next conversation on Sunday February 28, 2021 at 11:00am as I welcome Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Kim DuBuclet. Please join the conversation as we discuss how we can work with MWRD as it relates to stormwater management for residents and businesses in the Village of Olympia Fields.

See you soon!

Community Peace and Love,

Desireé Watkins,
Village of Olympia Fields Trustee


Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:06 PM

Virtual Coffee & Conversation feat. Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr.

Dear Neighbor,

In consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic, I had to pivot my "Trustee Informational Meetings" from in-person to virtual Zoom meetings. Thank you to all of my neighbors that came to my Coffee & Conversation on Sunday February 7, 2021 with Assessor Fritz Kaegi. It was truly a great conversation!

I am looking forward to the next conversation on Sunday February 21, 2021 at 11:00am as I welcome Cook County Board of Review Commissioner, Larry R. Rogers, Jr. Please join the conversation as we discuss the appeals process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you understand what evidence you may need to best support your appeal and warrant a reduction in your property assessed value.

You can register for the meeting by clicking here!

See you soon!

Community Peace and Love,

Desireé Watkins,
Village of Olympia Fields Trustee


Sunday, February 7, 2021 10:59 PM

Virtual Coffee & Conversation feat. Assessor Fritz Kaegi

Dear Neighbor,

In consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic, I had to pivot my "Trustee Informational Meetings" from in-person to virtual ZOOM meetings. Thank you to all of my neighbors that came to my Coffee & Conversation on Sunday January 31, 2021. It was truly a great conversation!

I am looking forward to the next conversation on Sunday February 7, 2021 at 11:00am as I welcome Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. Please join the conversation so you can hear what the Cook County Assessor is doing for Olympia Fields as it relates to our taxes.

You can register for the meeting by clicking here!

See you soon!

Community Peace and Love,

Desireé Watkins,
Village of Olympia Fields Trustee


Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:35 AM

Olympia Fields Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

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Friday, January 15, 2021 8:33 PM

Happy Birthday Martin

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organize the first major protest of the African American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to segregation in the South. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and the movement gained momentum.
A powerful orator, King appealed to Christian and American ideals and won growing support from the federal government and Northern whites. In 1963, Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph led the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; the event’s grand finale was King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Two hundred and fifty thousand people gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial to hear the stirring speech.

In 1964, the civil rights movement achieved two of its greatest successes: the ratification of the 24th Amendment, which abolished the poll tax, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public facilities. Later that year, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize (in 2014 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest to receive the prize at age 17). In the late 1960s, King openly criticized U.S. involvement in Vietnam and turned his efforts to winning economic rights for poor Americans. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968". #history.com


Monday, January 11, 2021 12:57 PM

Virtual Coffee and Conversation

You are invited to Virtual Coffee and Community Conversation Chat Series with Desireé Watkins.

In consideration of the growing impact the coronavirus has had on our daily lives, I am hosting a virtual coffee chat. This series is intended to give the residents of Olympia Fields a forum where they can share and learn from one another. Getting to know our neighbors is an important way to put our VALUES INTO ACTION as we gear up for the April 6, 2021 Municipal Election.

Join us every Sunday 11:00am - 12:00pm beginning January 31, 2021 AM Central Time. Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/desireewatkins

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Community Peace and Love,

Desireé Watkins,
Village of Olympia Fields Trustee
Candidate for Mayor


Friday, January 1, 2021 12:35 PM

The Next Mayor of Olympia Fields


Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:42 PM

Mask Up Olympia Fields!


Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:33 PM

Mask Up Olympia Fields

I want to make it easy for everyone in the Village of Olympia Fields to protect themselves and others by wearing a mask. In an effort to keep our community safe, I along with my husband Dr. Watkins delivered over 400 masks to our neighbors in the Village of Olympia Fields.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:48 PM

Thank You, Neighbors


Monday, November 23, 2020 12:43 PM

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