York Township has been Dan Kordik’s permanent address since he was 3 years old. Dan grew up in Elmhurst and attended Elmhurst Public Schools. After graduating from York High School, he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, passed the CPA exam, and received his Law Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. He has been a practicing attorney since 1984 and founded his own law firm in downtown Elmhurst in 1994.
Dan began his public service when he was appointed as a member of the Villa Park Elementary School District 45 Board of Education while still in his 20’s, and was subsequently elected and re-elected to the School Board. Dan served as Vice-President of the School Board and received the designation of “Master Board Member” from the Illinois Association of School Boards as a 4 time achievement award winner for board service and leadership. Thereafter Dan then served over a decade as a Villa Park Planning and Zoning Commissioner. He also served on numerous citizens advisory committees and chaired the Villa Park Vision 2000 Committee which led to new streets and sewers.
Dan is a member of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, as well as the DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations. He is a certified Arbitrator for the 18th Judicial Circuit in DuPage County. He is a member and past President of the Elmhurst Lions Club and a former “Lion of the Year”. Dan serves as a lector at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Villa Park.
Dan raised his three children in Villa Park all of whom attended Villa Park Public Schools and Willowbrook High School. Dan and his wife Sharen reside in Oak Brook.
CIVIC INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:
York Township Clerk: 2005 to present
St. Alexander Catholic Church: Lector since 1993
Elmhurst Noon Lions Club, Member since 1997, Past President
DuPage County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Past Member Judiciary Committee
Certified (Chair) Arbitrator for the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois
Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce, Active Member
PAST ACTIVITES INCLUDE:
Village of Villa Park Planning and Zoning Commissioner, 1999-2010, 2012-2013; Villa Park/Lombard Elementary District 45 Board of Education Member 1988-1995, Vice President 1991-1994; Illinois Association of School Boards: 4 time achievement award winner for board service and leadership: Master Board Member; Villa Park/Lombard Elementary School District 45 Foundation for Excellence in Education: Director 1996-1998; Villa Park Elementary School District 45 Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Budget/Referendum 1998-99;Villa Park Vision 2000 Committee Chairperson: (led to new streets and sewers); Villa Park Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee 1999-2000; DuPage County Board Solid Waste (Recycling) Committee, Municipal Member, District 2; Villa Park Youth Baseball:1992-1997 (manager, coach, sponsor); Illinois State Bar Association: Community Involvement Committee 1991-1995, Public Relations Committee 1995-96; Elmhurst Lions Club: Lion of the Year 2000-2001; St. Thomas More Society of DuPage County