WWOC 24: Murray Building

Margaret "Peg" Price

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Margaret “Peg” Price arrived in Naperville with her husband and two young children in 1967. She wasted no time connecting with her new community. Price began her thirty-year political career in 1969. It included terms on the Naperville Planning Commission, Riverwalk Commission, Naperville City Council, among others. She was the first and so far, only women to serve as Naperville mayor, serving two terms from 1983 to 1991. As mayor, she started the State of the City address and began planning for the Naperville Municipal Center and Naperville’s water utility. Price was also known for her volunteer work with Maplebrook, II Home Owner’s Association, Naperville Area Homeowner’s Confederations, League of Women Voters, Loaves and Fishes, and numerous political campaigns. She retired from politics in 1998 to spend more time with her family. Price died in April 2020. As a memorial, her family encouraged well-wishers to take a moment to call a friend.