Village Board Members
Village Mayor John D. Noak
Mayor John D. Noak was elected to a second four year term on April 9, 2013. Mayor Noak won his first term on April 7, 2009 after being appointed on February 6, 2008. He was previously elected Village Trustee to a four year term in May, 2005. Mayor Noak is a board member of the Will County Governmental League (WCGL), Joliet Regional Port District, Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) and the Des Plaines Valley Enterprise Zone. Furthermore, he is a member of the Strategic Policy Committee for the Will County CED, Legislative Chairman for the WCGL and a member of the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force.
Additionally, Mayor Noak serves on three committees for the National League of Cities including: the Council on Youth, Families and Education, Transportation Infrastructure Steering Committee and the University Communities Council. John also previously served on the Community Advisory Committees for the Illinois Facility Fund and Pace Suburban Bus.
The Mayor's background includes over two decades working with local, state and federal governments. Prior to his term as Mayor, John was the Director of Community Affairs and Communications for U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (IL), where he worked for more than eight years. Prior to his work with the Congresswoman he worked for the State and Local Government Commission of Ohio. Mayor Noak is a past member of the Romeoville Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Economic Development Commission.
Mayor Noak is a proud member of the Hampton Park Social Athletic Club, Lakewood Falls Phase VII Homeowners Association, Romeoville Area Historical Society and the Romeoville Lion’s Club. He is the past President of the Lakewood Falls Phase VII Homeowners Association and the Lakewood Falls Townhome Association.
Also, Mayor Noak has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University and has completed graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has obtained additional training through the National League of Cities, International Council of Shopping Centers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congressional Research Service, Internal Revenue Service and other state and federal agencies. John completed Planning and Zoning training from Elgin Community College. He also participated in the White House Conference on Community and Faith Based Initiatives and Top Off2(T2).
Last year Mayor Noak was named the 2013 Mayor of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission. The mayor was also the recipient of the 2008 Bishop Sheil Award from the Police Athletic League.
John lives with his wife Jennifer and their son in the Lakewood Falls subdivision.
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Village Clerk Dr. Bernice E. Holloway
The Village Board approved the appointment of Dr. Bernice Holloway to the position of Village Clerk at the Regular Board Meeting on November 17, 2010. Bernice filled unexpired term of her husband, the late Raymond Holloway, until she was elected to serve a two year term in April 2011.
Bernice has been a Romeoville resident for nine and a half years; and has demonstrated her commitment to Romeoville by serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner, and as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals since 2006. She has two adult sons. Bernice holds a Doctorate and Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Roosevelt University, a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Chicago State University and an Associate of Arts Degree from Chicago City College.
Bernice brings to the position of Village Clerk of Romeoville a broad background in management, supervision, and governance of schools. She recently served as Associate Director of the Chicago Education Alliance (CEA) at Roosevelt University. She worked with various partnership grants and general activities supported through the CEA. In particular, she assisted with cross-university programs and policy development for the Illinois Professional Learners Partnership (IPLP) - a five university, statewide partnership focused on improving teacher quality through positive change in recruitment, preparation, licensing, certification, and ongoing support of teachers. Her primary responsibility was to coordinate a technology grant from IBM, linking the Chicago Public Schools and these Chicago Education Alliance partner universities through on-line technology.
Additionally, Bernice served as an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education of Roosevelt University teaching Educational Administration and Leadership courses at both the master's and doctoral levels. In the area of service, Bernice has made many significant contributions to Roosevelt University, to School District 88, to her academic field, and her connections to students and to those who lead schools are noteworthy. She has provided professional consultation to local, regional, and state educational organizations, including the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, the Golden Apple Foundation, and the Illinois State Board of Education.
Village Trustee Linda Palmiter
Trustee Linda Palmiter was first elected in April 1995 and has been a trustee for 16 years. As part of Linda’s duties as Trustee, she is the Liaison to the Finance Committee and the Romeoville Humane Society.
Linda has been a resident of Romeoville for 40 years. She is married to retired Romeoville Police Officer Warren Palmiter for 44 years and they have four children.
Linda is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician employed by Osco Drug in Romeoville for 37 years.
Village Trustee Jose (Joe) Chavez
Trustee Jose (Joe) Chavez is a 46-year resident of Romeoville. He served on the Planning and Zoning Board. Joe was appointed as trustee 1994-1996. He umpired in the Little League and Pony Baseball programs from 1990-1996, has been coaching youth Sports in Romeoville from 1996,
currently coaches Little Ball ages 6-7, Community Basketball grades K-1 and Youth football ages 12-14. Joe is an active member in the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Andrews, Hampton Park S.A.C. and Romeoville Lions Club. He has an Associates Degree of Applied Science. He is happily married and has 4 children.
Village Trustee Brian A. Clancy, Sr.
Trustee Brian A. Clancy Sr. has resided in Romeoville for forty-nine years. He moved here as a young child with his father Stephen Clancy and mother Kay Clancy. His father was the Assistant Fire Chief of Romeoville for many years and was one of the first original volunteer firefighters for the Village and served as Chaplin of the Police & Fire Departments until his passing in 2003. Brian lives here with his wife Linda who works as a preschool teacher at the Romeoville Recreation Center. They have two children, Adrienne and Brian Jr.
Brian has worked in Romeoville for thirty-four years at a local automotive business. He has been an usher for thirty-seven years at St. Andrew the Apostle Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus for ten years.
Brian has also served on many local boards including seven years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He also has been on the Automotive Advisory Board at Wilco Career Center for twenty years and has coached baseball at all different levels. His pastimes include bowling, attending baseball games, and other local sporting events.
Village Trustee Dave Richards
Trustee Dave Richards was appointed a Village Trustee September 17, 2008. Dave served 15 years on the Romeoville Beautification Commission prior to his appointment. He also served 8 years on the St. Andrew the Apostle School Board including the last 6 as President. Dave is active in the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Andrews and is also the treasurer of the Romeoville High School Band Boosters. He is a twenty year resident of Romeoville. Dave is married and has 1 daughter. As a trustee he serves as a liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Downtown Development Commission.
Village Trustee Sue A. Micklevitz
Sue worked at the Romeoville Recreation Department from 1981 until 1992. She left Romeoville to go to the Channahon Park District until 2002 at which time she accepted her current position as the Executive Director of the Lockport Township Park District. She is a Trustee for the Village of Romeoville and is President of the Tri-county Special Recreation Association.
She graduated from North Central College in 1979 with a double major in Recreation Administration and Psychology. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Recreation Administration in 1999 from Aurora University.
Sue moved to the Honeytree Subdivision in 1988 where she currently resides. During her tenure at the Romeoville Recreation department Sue was involved with the Village in may aspects including volunteering on committees such as the Parade Association, Operation Christmas, the Beautification Committee and the Miss Romeoville Contest. She coached girls softball and was a member of the Romeoville Jaycees. Her social activities included women's softball and co-recreational volleyball.
Sue has also been active in her profession volunteering on many committees through the Illinois Park and Recreation Association including the Health and Wellness Committee, the State Conference Committee, the Fundraising Committee, the BMW Golf Event Committee and the Facility Management Section. She has held various elected positions for the South Suburban Park and Recreation Professional Association including President. She volunteered on numerous committees including the Legislative Committee
Speaking engagements include the University of Illinois, and the University of St. Francis, and educational sessions at the Illinois Park and Recreation State Conference, and the National Parks and Recreation Congress.
Sue has published three articles for the Illinois Park and Recreation magazine. One of those articles received Best Research Article of the year.
Awards Sue has received include the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award conferred by the Illinois Jaycees and Professional of the Year conferred by the South Suburban Parks and Recreation Professional Association.
As a Trustee for the Village of Romeoville, Sue sits on the Economic Development Commission and the Green Team.
Village Trustee Ken Griffin
At the February 9, 2011 Regular Village Board Meeting, Ken Griffin was appointed as Village Trustee. He was then elected to serve a four year term in April 2011.
Prior to retiring from AT & T, Ken proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Ken now spends much of his time volunteering within the community. Ken was a founding member of the Romeoville Lions Club, and is also a member of Lions International, Romeoville Historical Society, Grand Haven Civic Club, Senior Commission, American Legion and several others.
Ken has a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University, completed Study Programs at Loyola University Graduate School of Business, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business.
Ken and his wife have been residents of Romeoville for seven years
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