Village Board

Village Board of Elected Officials

Village Board Formal Picture

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

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6:00 pm to 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: 2021

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; Natalie (daughter) and son-in-law Jason; grandchildren Sophia, Felix, Mia, Hugo and Nicholas

Years Residency: Moved to Westmont in May, 1977

Employment: Westmont Park District Director 1977 to 2016

Education: Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, certified Parks and Recreation professional

Phone: 630-981-6201

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Virginia "Jinny" Szymski - Village Clerk

Term Ends: 2021

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: 2021

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 Community Development Committee, Co-Chair of Economic Development 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: 2021

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 Environmental Improvement Committee; Chair of Westmont First Committee; Co-Chair of Community Development 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: 2021

Years of Service: Village Trustee, 2013 to present

Committee Roles: Chair of Economic Development Committee, Co-Chair of Public Works 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: 2023

Years of Service: Village Trustee, 1999-2005, 2015-present

Committee Roles: Chair of Public Safety Committee, Co-Chair Administration/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, Network Admin.

Education: College of DuPage; Hinsdale Central High School

Phone: 630-981-6206

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Linda Liddle - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2023

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 and Finance Committee, Co-Chair Environmental Improvement Committee

Community Involvement: Westmont Special Events Secretary, 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, Customer Support Manager

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: 2023

Years of Service: Village Trustee 2011 to Present

Committee Roles: Chair of Public Works Committee, Co_Chair 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, Knights of Columbus Member, DuPage County Sweep Volunteer

Family: Wife Corinne

Years Residency: 12 Years

Employment: SAFEbuilt, Director of Business Development

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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