Village Board

Village Board of Elected Officials


Village Board Meetings are scheduled every other Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Village Hall.

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

NOTE - Due to COVID-19, some meetings may be virtual.  Please check published agendas for the most recent information.

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.

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Village Board of Elected Officials

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

Residency: Westmont resident since 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

Residency: Westmont resident since 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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Bruce Barker - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2021

Years of Service: Village Trustee, 2013-present; 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

Residency: Westmont resident since 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-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

Residency: Westmont resident since 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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Frank Brady - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2021

Years of Service: Village Trustee, October 2020-present; Communications Commission, 2004-2008;  Economic Development Committee, 2015-2020 

Committee Roles: Economic Development Committee, Co-Chair;  Community Development Committee, Co-Chair

Residency: Westmont resident since 1996

Community Involvement:  Chamber of Commerce, President, 2008;  Chamber of Commerce Business & Membership Development Committee;  Volunteer:  Westmont Red, White & BBQ; Taste of Westmont;  2011-Present:  Army Retired Soldier for Life Council, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Family:  Wife, Carol;  Daughters, Denise and Carolyn

Education: Wright Junior College;  U.S. Army Sergeant Major Academy

Retired:  U.S. Army, Command Sergeant Major;  AT&T, Engineer, Field Assist Support Group

Phone:  630-981-6204


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

Residency: Lifelong resident of Westmont

Employment: Wintrust Information Technology Service, Network Administration

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: Village Trustee, 2015-present; Member of Mayor Rahn’s Ad Hoc Focus Group (became Westmont Renaissance Alliance), 2013-present; 

Committee Roles: Chair of Administration and Finance Committee, Co-Chair Environmental Improvement Committee

Community Involvement: Westmont Special Events Officer, Westmont Renaissance Alliance board member, Westmont First Committee, Westmont EMA

Family: Bill Liddle (husband), hosting sons and daughters via AFS foreign exchange program

Residency: Westmont resident since 1993

Employment: Retired, 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-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 River Sweep Volunteer

Family: Wife Corinne

Residency: Resident since 2007

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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