Village Board

2021-05 - Picture of Village Board


Left to right - Trustee Frank Brady, Trustee Marie Johanik-Guzzo, Village Clerk Jinny Szymski, Mayor Ron Gunter, Trustee Steve Nero, Trustee Linda Liddle, Trustee Bruce Barker, Trustee Amylee Hogan Simonovich

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.  Below is a listing of elected officials who currently serve on the Village Board along with bio and contact information. 

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Ron Gunter - Mayor of Westmont

Term Ends: 2025
Years of Service: Mayor of Westmont, 2013-present; Village of Westmont Liquor Commissioner, 2013-present; Westmont Park District Director, May 1977-present
Elected Positions: Mayor Gunter was elected as the President of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference in May of 2021 - the term of this position is through May of 2022
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, Retired
Education: Master’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, certified Parks and Recreation professional
Email Ron Gunter


Virginia "Jinny" Szymski - Village Clerk

Term Ends: 2025
Years of Service: Village Clerk 1997 to present
Committee Roles: Chair of Public Information Committee
Community Involvement: Former member of Westmont Main Street, Past 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, Gretchen and son-in-law Dan; grandchildren Larkin and Witten
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
Email Virginia Szymski


Bruce Barker - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2025
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
Family: Wife Moira; Brianna (daughter) and son-in-law John; Ainsley (daughter) and son-in-law Zach; grandchildren Dylan, Addison, Ethan and Aidan
Residency: Westmont resident since 1995
Employment: Property Manager for Isaac Jogues
Education: Teaching Certification from St. Xavier University, B.A. degree in Art Winona State
Email Bruce Barker


Frank Brady - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2025
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
Email Frank Brady


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: Husband Joe Guzzo, 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
Email Marie Johanik-Guzzo


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: Husband Bill Liddle, hosting sons and daughters via AFS foreign exchange program and Sister City 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
Email Linda Liddle


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
Email Steve Nero

Amylee Hogan Simonovich - Village Trustee

Term Ends: 2025
Years of Service: Village Trustee, 2021
Committee Roles: Community Development Committee , Vice Chair
Community Involvement: Precinct Committeewoman
Family:Husband John; Children Elinor, Estelle and Henry
Residency: Resident since 2010
Employment:Ridge & Downes, Attorney
Education: Lincoln-Way Central High School (2002); University of Illinois at Chicago B.A. History/International Government and Politics (2006); University of Notre Dame Law School J.D. (2009)
Email Amylee Hogan Simonovich

Meetings

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

Westmont Village Hall
31 W. Quincy Street
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.