The St. Charles City Council recently approved the appointments of four members to the new Liquor Control Commission.
The commission will act as an advisory and hearing commission only, city officials said.
Appointed were Ald. Rita Anne Payleitner of Ward 2 and Ald. Maureen Lewis of Ward 5. The two citizen members appointed were Charles "Chuck" Amenta and Robert "Bob" Gehm.
The liquor commissioner, charged with presiding over the meetings, is Mayor Ray Rogina.
Amenta, married with a young child, has lived in St. Charles for six years and works as a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. He also serves on the Reneaux Manor Homeowners Association board.
Amenta said he is committed to striking the perfect balance of preserving the city as family-friendly while responsibly helping the St. Charles restaurant and bar scene to grow.
Gehm, who has lived in the city for 23 years, has more than 30 years of business experience in accounting, finance and project management. He has served in various local organizations.
Gehm echoed Amenta's sentiment, noting that Family Circle magazine in 2011 named St. Charles as the No. 1 place for families to live.
He wants to aid in maintaining that status by striking "the right balance" between a family-friendly city atmosphere and economic growth.
Rogina created the commission and included citizen members to gain insight from the community when making decisions regarding liquor licensing.
"I know both (citizen members) are committed to their city, and both will serve their city well," Rogina said.