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2024 Government Guide of individuals elected to serve Naperville

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Above / Flags fly high at the Naperville Municipal Center, located at 400 S. Eagle Street, along the DuPage River in downtown Naperville. City Council meetings and workshops as well as City board and commission meetings are held in the Municipal Center, aka “City Hall.” (PN Photo)

Government Offices

Local matters most!

Thanks for taking time to be informed…

Get to know elected officials. Become acquainted with the public policies they propose and advance. Watch public meetings whenever possible to avoid hearsay.

The Naperville community seeks reasonable, responsible women and men to serve during every election cycle. Pay attention now and consider the opportunity to serve on local boards and commissions to prepare for a run for public office to serve the City and other governing bodies.

The next Consolidated Election is in April 2025.

PN will keep you posted regarding early voting.

Public service beyond Naperville borders!

The 2024 Primary Election is Tues., March 19, 2024.

The 2024 General Election is Tues., Nov. 7, 2024.

CITY OF NAPERVILLE WEB SITE

TOWNSHIPS

Six (6) Townships serve Naperville 
Township Trustees and elected officials are not posted here. Visit individual township websites for information about township government and how six townships serve Naperville. Thanks.
DuPage County (Four Townships)
Lisle Township – East of Washington at Modaff
Milton Township – Small section on Naperville’s north side
Naperville Township – West of Washington at Modaff
Winfield Township – Small section on Naperville’s north side
Will County (Two Townships)
DuPage Township – East of Modaff, south of 87th St.
Wheatland Township – West of Modaff, south of 87th St. 

COUNTY

Naperville is located in two (2) counties:
DuPAGE COUNTY (Find all DuPage County officials listed.)
WILL COUNTY (Find all Will County officials listed.)  

SPRINGFIELD

STATE OF ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON

U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

Do you know your elected officials from Naperville to Washington, D.C.? (Omissions or errors are not intentional.)

CITY OF NAPERVILLE

Council / Manager Government

Since 1969, the City of Naperville has governed as a Council/Manager form of government. Note also that beginning in 2015, the Naperville City Council has limits on its 4-year term. From now on, offices of mayor and city council member are limited to three terms. 
The Naperville Municipal Center is located at 400 S. Eagle Street.
City Manager Doug Krieger
Mayor Scott Wehrli – Send comments to: wehrlis@naperville.il.us
City Council – Send comments to: Council@naperville.il.us
Ian Holzhauer* 
Patrick Kelly
Paul Leong*
Allison Longenbaugh
Josh McBroom
Jennifer Bruzan Taylor*
Benny White*
Nate Wilson
*Term ends 2025 / All other terms end 2027.
For direct email to City Council members, use last name and first initial @naperville.il.us. Example: hinterlongp@naperville.il.us.
City Council meets first & third Tuesdays most months, 7PM (Check to confirm date and time.) Naperville City Council Chambers Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St. Naperville City Council meetings are televised live on Channel 6 (Wide Open West) and Channel 10 (Comcast). Council meetings and workshops also stream online from the City’s (click here) website. Council meetings also are saved online in the City’s archive for future viewing.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS & BOARDS OF EDUCATION

School District 203

Dan Bridges, Superintendent of District 203.
Send your comments to members of the School District 203 Board of Education: President Kristine Gericke, Kristin Fitzgerald*, Charles Cush*, Joe Kozminski, Amanda McMillen*, Melissa Kelley Black, Donna Wandke*.
http://www.naperville203.org/board/Members.asp  *Term ends 2025 / All other terms end 2027. Four-year terms are not limited.
Send comments to administrators of School District 203 & Superintendent Dan Bridges at http://www.naperville203.org/contacts/comment-form.asp

School District 204

Dr. Adrian Talley, Superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204. 
Send your comments to members of the School District 204 Board of Education: President Laurie Donahue*, Mark Rising, Justin Karubas, Susan Demming*, Allison Fosdick*, Supna Jain* and Catey Genc at board-members@ipsd.org.   *Term ends 2025 / All other terms end 2027. Four-year terms are not limited.
Send comments to administrators of School District 204 & Superintendent Dr. Adrian Talley at 204-info@ipsd.org. 
DuPage Regional Office of Education
Illinois State Board of Education
U.S. Department of Education

NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT

Naperville Park District

Naperville Park District / 320 West Jackson / (630) 848-5000
Executive Director Brad Wilson
Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners: Mary Gibson (President)*, Rich Janor, Rhonda Ansier*, Leslie Ruffing*, Alison Thompson*, John Risvold and Chris Jacks.  *Term ends 2025 / All other terms end 2027. Four-year terms are not limited.
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency and special taxing district serving the recreation needs of its residents. Watch NPD Board of Commissioner meetings live streaming online or saved in the NPD archive.
(Note: Much input and planning happen during committee meetings and workshops in advance of NPD Board of Commissioners meetings.)

DuPage County / Wheaton

DuPage County Board

DuPage County Board Chairman
Deb Conroy (D)
DuPage County Board (District 5) – Serving Naperville
Dawn DeSart (D)
Patty Gustin (R)
Sadia Covert (D) 
DuPage County Board (District 3)
Brian J. Krajewski (R)
Lucy Chang Evans (D)
Kari Galassi (R)
DuPage Forest Preserve
President of Forest Preserve
Daniel Hebreard (D)
DuPage County Forest Preserve District 5 – Serving Naperville
Barbara O’Meara (D)
DuPage County Forest Preserve District 3
Steven Leopoldo (D)  
DuPage County Sheriff
James Mendrick (R)
DuPage County Judicial – Not Listed
DuPage County Treasurer
Gwen Henry (R) 
DuPage County Auditor
Bill White (D)
DuPage County Clerk
Jean Kaczmarek (D) 

Will County / Joliet

Will County Board

Will County Board (District 10) 

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Meta Mueller, Aurora (D)
Julie Anne Berkowicz, Naperville (R)
Will County Sheriff
Mike Kelley (D)
Will County Clerk
Lauren Staley-Ferry (D)
Will County Treasurer
Timothy M. Brophe (D)
Will County 12th Judicial Click Here

State of Illinois / Springfield

Illinois Governor / Lieutenant Governor
J. B. Pritzker (D)
Juliana Stratton (D)
Illinois Attorney General
Kwame Raoul (D)
Illinois Secretary of State
Alex Giannoulias (D)
Illinois State Comptroller
Susana A. Mendoza (D)
Illinois State Treasurer
Michael Frerichs (D)
INFO for the State of Illinois Executive Branch

ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

How to find your representative: scroll down to additional resources: click on legislator lookup

Illinois State Senators 

Laura Ellman (D) 21st District 
(laura.ellman@gmail.com, 630-453-5488)
Linda Holmes (D) 42nd District
Springfield Office: 129 Capitol Building, Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0422
District Office: 76 S. LaSalle St., Unit 202, Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 801-8985
John F. Curran (R) 41st District
Springfield Office: Senator 41st District 105A Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706. Phone: (217) 782-9407
District Office: 1011 State St. Suite 210, Lemont, IL  60439. Phone: (630) 914-5733. FAX (630) 796-2658

Illinois State Representatives 

Janet Yang Rohr (D-41)
Springfield Office: 284-S Stratton Office Building, Springfield, IL 62706
District Office: 475 River Bend Road, Suite 500, Naperville, IL 60540. Phone: 630-296-4157 or info@repyangrohr.com
Stephanie Kifowit (D-84)
Springfield Office: 200-S3 Stratton Building, Springfield, IL 62706.  Phone: (217) 782-8028
District Office: 1677 Montgomery Rd #116, Aurora, IL 60504. Phone: (630) 585-1308
Anne Stava-Murray (D-81)
Springfield Office: 200-S3 Stratton Building, Springfield, IL 62706. Phone: (217) 782-6578
District Office: 633 Rogers Street, Suite 110, Downers Grove, IL  60515. Phone: (630) 605-0595. Email: office@repstavamurray.com

Washington, D.C.

Federal Government
Firstgov: federal government official web portal

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Bill Foster (D) 11th Congressional District
2113 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-1311
Phone: (202) 225-3515
District Offices: Aurora. 2711 E New York Street. Suite 204. Aurora, IL 60502. Phone: (630) 585-7672.
Joliet. 815 N. Larkin Avenue.2711 E New York St #204, Phone: (630) 585-7672
Sean Thomas Casten (D) 6th Congressional District
2440 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-1311
Phone: (202) 225-4561
District Office Glen Ellyn, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 210, Glen Ellyn, IL  60137.
Phone: (630) 520-9450
Lauren Underwood (D) 14th Congressional District

Sandwich, Illinois Office, 207 E. Church Street, Unit F, Sandwich, IL 60548

Phone: (630) 549-2190

Joliet, Illinois Office, 116 N. Chicago Street, Suite 201, Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: (630) 549-2190

Washington D.C. Office, 1410 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2976

U.S. SENATE

Senator Dick Durbin (D)
http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
332 Dirksen SOB, Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2152
or
230 S. Dearborn Ste. 3892, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 353-4952
fax 312-353-0150
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D)
G12 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2854
Fax: (202) 228-0618
or
Chicago Senate Office
230 South Dearborn Street, Suite 3900, Chicago, IL 606041480.
Phone: (312) 886-3506.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS)

President Joe Biden (D)
at www.whitehouse.gov
Mailing Address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone Numbers:
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461
E-Mail comments@whitehouse.gov.
Vice President Kamala Harris (D)

Government Info to Know

Flags on Rotary Hill

Watch local public meetings live or replayed on-demand on the Internet

Residents and interested parties can watch City Council meeting videos live and on-demand on their computer with the new eAgenda system recently implemented by the City of Naperville. Television broadcasts on local cable also continue on Channels 6 and 10, depending on cable provider. Regular meetings are scheduled to begin at 7PM on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Service is available at www.naperville.il.us, allowing viewers to watch video and hear audio of City Council meetings as they are happening.

Once the City Council meeting is complete, the video will be archived on the Website for access at future times.

School District 204 (School Board Meetings & Much More)

Naperville Park District (Click for NPD links featured)

School District 203

Note: Meeting times are subject to change and additional meetings added with advance notice.

Why be an educated voter?

vote“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free… it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” —Ronald Reagan

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” —John F. Kennedy

“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” —Lotte E. Scharfman, Refugee from Hitler’s Germany, Member of the Massachusetts. League of Women Voters in the 1970s

Share with kids!

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has launched an initiative to teach children about government: www.iCivics.org.

Here’s a Web site that educates about the law (established in 2004) to teach youngsters about the U.S. Constitution.

Share with all ages!

What is a Democrat?

What is a Republican?

What is a libertarian, small “l”? According to folks at the CATO Institute, “libertarianism is a philosophy of peace, freedom, toleration, and individual rights.”

As David Boaz wrote in his work titled Libertarianism: A Primer, “Libertarianism is the view that each person has the right to live his life in any way he chooses so long as he respects the equal rights of others.”

Those ideals have played an important role for all advocates of freedom throughout American history.

Libertarians have been fighting ignorance, superstition, privilege and power for centuries. Libertarians reject bigotry and advocate equal rights for every individual.

For more, visit www.cato.org

For more thoughts and weekly commentary about economics, visit Center for Business and Economic Research

What is No Labels?

Political Parties in the U.S.

What is the Democrat Party?

What is the Republican Party?  

What is the Libertarian Party?

What is the Green Party?

What is the Constitution Party?

The first three political parties listed here (The five listed seat the most candidates.) had candidates on the ballots in all 50 states in the United States Presidential Election of 2016. Candidates representing an array of other political parties of varying popularity were on some ballots in some states.

If you need to register to vote or update your voting address, please note websites or phone numbers for procedures and locations.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Important Information about DuPage and Will counties:

DuPage County Residents – 630-407-5600 www.dupagecounty.gov

Will County Residents – 815-740-4620 www.willcountyillinois.com

ABSENTEE VOTING

Residents who will be out of the area on Election Day can cast an absentee ballot by mail. College students or those who will be out of town for an extended period of time can call their County office to obtain an application for an absentee ballot. The County will then handle the entire voting process by mail.

EARLY VOTING

Residents who will be in town early can take advantage of the State of Illinois’ newly launched Early Voting initiative. Registered voters with a valid drivers license or photo ID card can vote early at the following locations:

DuPage County Residents
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle, Naperville
Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to noon Sunday
DuPage County Election Commission, 421 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton
Hours: 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 8AM to Noon Saturday and Sunday
Will County Residents
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle, Naperville
Hours: Mon – Fri 8AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to Noon Saturday
or
Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N Chicago Street, Joliet
Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday / 9AM to Noon Saturday

LOCAL STORIES & COMMENTARY

In the News / In Print & Online
Daily Herald
Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune
Positively Naperville / Latest News
Hot Issues / Hot Topics / Submitted by local residents
(Linked upon request)
Naperville Smart Meter Awareness
City Council Watch Dog 
League of Women Voters

OTHER RESOURCES / SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT 

(Linked upon request)
Better Government Association (Illinois Fact-Checker)
The American Thinker
The Cato Institute
Foreign Affairs
Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
Naperville Public Library Organization & Leaders / Local Government
Patriot Post
Huffington Post
www.downsizinggovernment.org
Stupid Frogs
Thomas Sowell
No Labels (Do What’s Best for America)
The Dreyfuss Initiative
Heritage Foundation
Illinois Policy (Contact Elected State Officials)

LOCAL MEDIA

Daily Herald
Naperville Sun / Chicago Tribune
Better Government Association (Illinois Fact-Checker)
Positively Naperville / Latest News

LOCAL BOARDS,  COMMISSIONS, MEETINGS & HOW YOU CAN JOIN THEM

The Mayor and Naperville City Council extend an invitation to the residents of Naperville who’d like to serve one of the boards and commissions.

Naperville residents looking to get more involved in their community can volunteer to serve on one of the city’s more than 15 boards and commissions. Appointments are typically reserved for Naperville residents and are made by the Mayor with City Council approval based on experience and interest.

Interested residents can submit an application letter, a copy of their resume, and a completed application for consideration to:

Naperville Municipal Center, Mayor’s Office P.O. Box 3020 Naperville, Illinois, 60566. Residents can also complete an application on the city’s Web site at www.naperville.il.us. To learn more about the city’s different boards and commissions, please contact the Mayor’s Office at (630) 420-6018.

To serve on one of the following city boards and commissions contact the Naperville Mayor’s Office. Meeting times are subject to change. Note also that the following list is under reassessment and appointments at the moment. (June 9, 2023)

Advisory Commission on Persons with Disabilities

Board of Fire & Police Commissioners

Naperville Public Board of Library Trustees

Building Review Board

Human Rights & Fair Housing Advisory Commission

Historic Sites Commission

Naper Settlement Museum Board

Planning & Zoning Commission

Riverwalk Commission

Sister Cities Commission

Special Events Community Arts (SECA) Commission

Transportation Advisory Board (TAB)

Task Forces

Acceptable Community Task Force

Naperville Senior Task Force

Naperville Environmental Sustainability Task (NEST) Force

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

DuPage Democrats

DuPage Republicans

Illinois Democrats

Illinois Green Party

Illinois Republicans

League of Women Voters

Libertarian Party of Illinois

Lisle Township Democratic Organization

Naperville Township Democratic Organization

Naperville Township Republicans

National Democratic Party

Republican National Committee

Wheatland Township Republican Organization

Editor’s Note / Scroll down to the black field of this page for an index featuring other posts and categories you might like on this website.

Errors and dead links that need editing on this website are not intended. We regret errors. We aim to be as inclusive as possible. Some links deny access from other websites.

If a link to a public official’s website is disengaged, it’s because that individual has not checked this page to inform us of the need to update it. And that’s OK. Not everybody’s interested.

That said, this online page of information is presented with compliments of this web editor trying to urge the community to know its local government and elected officials with liberty and justice for all. Thanks for reading.

Click here for Government Guide previously posted June 2016 / New list of updates originally posted on June 9, 2023.

Most recent updates, Jan. 14, 2024.

Thanks for interest!

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