Originally born in Chicago and moved to Elmhurst around 1960. Grew up in Elmhurst and attended Visitation Grade School, Fenwick High School, graduated from College of DuPage with Associates Degree, and went on to Elmhurst College where I graduated with Honors with BS Business Administration. Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
Growing up in Elmhurst I was a member of the Fenwick High School Track Team in Oak Park, and worked out with many members of York High School Track and Cross Country Team, where I got to meet the Legendary Coach Joe Newton. I became involved with the newly formed Visitation Parish Teen Club, was voted in as President, and began Sunday evening dances with live bands alternating Sundays with Immaculate Conception Parish in Elmhurst Teen Club.
My wife, Marie, and I were married in June of 1978. We purchased our first home in Elmhurst and raised our son putting him through the Elmhurst School System.
Professionally, I work for the City of Elmhurst in the Public Works Department and have held several positions over the years including Backhoe Operator, Utilities Supt., Snow Removal Program Coordinator. The most recent position being the Utility Capital Projects Administrator in the Engineering Division. I have been very active in the Community with the Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, the Elmhurst Sesquicentennial Parade, Cool Cars Under The Stars Host on Elmhurst Our Kind of Town, Co-Host the Annual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade, member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1911, President of Visitation Parish Pastoral Council, and an Usher and Reader at Visitation Parish. Since elected York Township Trustee, I have been instrumental in coordinating Inter-Governmental Agreements with the Township and other Municipalities and Transportation companies, and beginning new programs at the Senior Center.
Outside of Professional and Volunteer work, I enjoy trips to Door County Wisconsin, Marco Island, The Morton Arboretum, Boating and Fishing, an occasion game of golf, arts and crafts shows, fine dining, and performing as the drummer in our 8 piece horn band known as Lake Effect.
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Knights of Columbus 4th Degree – Honor Guard, Past Membership Director, Past Corporation President and Building Mgr.
Visitation Parish – President Parish Pastoral Council, Reader and Usher
Member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) – Past Chair Water Tapping Contest National AWWA Competitions Announcer
Member Mid Central Water Works Association – Past Chair
Member American Public Works Association
Elmhurst Our Kind of Town – Past Host Cool Cars Under The Stars, Co-Host the Annual Memorial Day Parade
Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation – Past President, Turkey Trot Operations Mgr.
City of Elmhurst Employee Appreciation Dinner – Past Master of Ceremonies
City of Elmhurst Safety Committee – Past Chair
City of Elmhurst Communications Committee – Member