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Village Board of Elected Officials

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Marie Johanik-Guzzo, Bruce Barker, James Addington, Ron Gunter, Virginia Szymski,
Steve Nero, Linda Liddle, and Harold Barry, III



Meetings
6:00 pm - Board Meetings will be held every other Thursday

Westmont Village Hall 
31 W. Quincy St. 
2nd floor
Westmont, IL 60559

Agendas & Minutes 
Agendas and minutes of Village Board meetings can be found in our agendas and minutes center.

Village Municipal Government
The Village of Westmont is an incorporated municipality under the laws of the State of Illinois. The governing and policy-making body of the Village consists of a Village Mayor and six Trustees elected on an at-large basis for overlapping terms. The Mayor and Board appoint a full-time Village Manager to supervise the operations of Village Departments. The Mayor also serves as the Village Liquor Commissioner. In addition to appointing the Manager, the Board is responsible for the approval of an annual budget and the adoption of ordinances to provide for the peace, health, safety, and general welfare of the community and all of its citizens.

Meet Our Village Board

Ron Gunter - Mayor of Westmont
TERM ENDS: 2017 
YEARS OF SERVICE: Mayor of Westmont, 2013-present; Village of Westmont Liquor Commissioner, 2013-present; Westmont Park District Director, May 1977-present 
COMMITTEE ROLES: Former Chair of Westmont Centre/Project 2000 Committee, 1998-2000; Former member of Promote Westmont Commission, 1995-2005; former member of the 75th Anniversary Committee, 1995-1996; former Planning Commission advisor (1980’s) 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Westmont Park District Director, Westmont Lions Club member and past President (36 years), SEASPAR board member, chair of Westmont community parades, Westmont Historical Society liaison, Westmont High School Athletics Coach, Westmont Rotary Club member and Past President (33 years), 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Chair of Annual 4th of July Celebration, and more 
FAMILY: Wife Toni; Brad (son) and daughter-in-law Ticha, grandson Felix; Natalie (daughter) and son-in-law Jason, granddaughter Sophia
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in May, 1977 
EMPLOYMENT: Westmont Park District Director 
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Parks & Recreation, certified Parks & Recreation professional 

PHONE: 630-981-6201
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Virginia “Jinny” Szymski - Village Clerk
TERM ENDS: 2017
YEARS OF SERVICE: Village Clerk 1997 to present
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Public Information Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Former member of Westmont Main Street, President of Municipal Clerk’s of DuPage County, District 2 Representative for Municipal Clerk’s of Illinois, Westmont Rotary Club, Westmont Lion’s Club, Westmont Park District volunteer, Westmont Special Events volunteer
FAMILY: Husband Gerry, children Rhett, Ashley and Gretchen
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in 1978
EMPLOYMENT: Worked at family owned Stephen's Department Store
EDUCATION: Attended over 10 years of training with Municipal Clerks of DuPage County, Municipal Clerks of Illinois, and International Institute of Municipal Clerks;  Registered Municipal Clerk (RMC);  Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC); and currently pursuing Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) certification

PHONE: 630-981-6208
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James Addington - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2017 
YEARS OF SERVICE: Village Trustee 1985-1993; Mayor of Westmont 1993-1997; former member of the Economic Development Commission, Police Pension Board, and the Police & Fire Commission 
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Economic Development Committee, Co-Chair of Public Works Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Westmont Lions Club since 1971, past-President, District Governor 2010-2011; Knights of Columbus; Habitat for Humanity, board member 1997-2007 FAMILY: Son Jimmy, married to Genie, daughters Samantha and Chloe; and daughter Lisa Alles, husband Brian, daughters Kristen and Carolyn 
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in 1968 
EMPLOYMENT: Retired from banking industry after 48 years 
EDUCATION: St. Pat’s High School, Chicago, Illinois; Stonier School for Banking, 1985 

PHONE: 630-981-6204
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Bruce Barker - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2017 
YEARS OF SERVICE: Former member of the Village of Westmont Ad Hoc Finance Committee 2007-2008; former member of the Communications Commission 
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Community Development Committee; Chair of Westmont First Committee; Co-Chair of Administration Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Former board member of the Westmont Park District; active member of Holy Trinity Church 
FAMILY: Wife Moira and daughters Brianna & Ainsley 
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in 1995 
EMPLOYMENT: Property Manager for Holy Trinity Church 
EDUCATION: Teaching Certification from St. Xavier University, B.A. degree in Art Winona State 

PHONE: 630-981-6202
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Harold Barry, III - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2017 
YEARS OF SERVICE: Village Trustee, 2013 to present
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Public Works Committee, Co-Chair of Public Safety Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Founding Co-Chair of Downtown Westmont Business Alliance (DWBA) ; Westmont Rotary Club, member and past president, current Sergeant at Arms; Westmont Chamber, past co-chair of Ambassador Committee
FAMILY: Wife Tracy, daughter Annica 
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in 1984 
EMPLOYMENT: President of Barry Aluminum & Windows, Inc. 
EDUCATION: Downers Grove South High School, 1990; College of DuPage 

PHONE: 630-981-6205
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Marie Johanik-Guzzo - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2019
YEARS OF SERVICE: Village Trustee, 1999-2005, 2015-present
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Finance Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Former Chair of Public Works Committee, Former Co-Chair of Public Safety Committee, Former Westmont Main Street President
FAMILY: Joe Guzzo (husband), The Johanik Family has been very involved in Westmont’s history - father Frank Johanik was the Fire Chief for 25 years (The Frank Johanik Fire Station is named after him), uncle Joe Johanik was former Mayor of Westmont
YEARS RESIDENCY: Lifelong resident of Westmont
EMPLOYMENT: Wintrust Information Technology Service
EDUCATION: College of DuPage; Hinsdale Central High School

PHONE: 630-981-6206
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Linda Liddle - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2019
YEARS OF SERVICE: Member of Mayor Rahn’s Ad Hoc Focus Group (became Westmont Renaissance Alliance), 2013-present; Trustee, 2015-present
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Administration Committee
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Westmont Special Events board member, Westmont Renaissance Alliance board member, Westmont First Committee board member, Westmont EMA
FAMILY: Bill Liddle (husband), hosting sons and daughters via AFS foreign exchange program
YEARS RESIDENCY: Since 1993
EMPLOYMENT: Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Nov. 1985
EDUCATION: Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois; Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Illinois

PHONE: 630-981-6207
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Steve T. Nero  - Village Trustee
TERM ENDS: 2019
YEARS OF SERVICE: Village Trustee 2011 to Present
COMMITTEE ROLES: Chair of Public Safety Committee, Former Chair of Public Works Committee, Former Co-Chair of Administration and Finance Committee, Former Chair of Stormwater Committee 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: York Township Committeeman 
FAMILY: Wife Corinne
YEARS RESIDENCY: Moved to Westmont in 2007
EMPLOYMENT: Grundfos - Sales Manager
EDUCATION: Willowbrook High School, 2003; Elmhurst College B.S. Business Administration and Political Science, 2007; Illinois Institute of Technology M.S. Public Administration, 2010

PHONE: 630-981-6209
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