Elected Officials

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Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney, Supervisor

Supervisor, Michael Sweeney Mike is a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Township. He grew up in Des Plaines and recently moved back to his hometown with his wife and son. Mike graduated from St. Zachary School in Des Plaines, Notre Dame College Prep in Niles and Michigan State University with a degree in Polictical Science. After being appointed Township Clerk in September of 2005, Mike was elected Clerk in 2009 and elected Township Supervisor in April of 2013. Community involvement and service are important to Mike, He is an active member of the Arlington Heights Rotary Club and President of the Notre Dame College Prep Alumni Association.

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George Busse, Trustee

George K. Busse, Clerk

Clerk, George K. Busse George was previously the senior trustee on the Township Board having been appointed to the position 2000, until accepting the current appointment as Township Clerk in August 2015. George grew up in Mt, Prospect and graduated from Prospect High School. He attended Vanderbilt University on an NROTC scholarship and graduated in 1976. He entered the Navy upon graduation and spent eight years on active duty before transferring to the Navy Reserve in 1984. While on active duty He served tours on destroyers, a Destroyer Squadron Staff, the Joints Chiefs of Staff and the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs. He also earned his Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University. George returned to Illinois in 1986 and joined William Blair and Company a Chicago based financial institution. He is currently a Managing Director in the firm and recently retired from the Navy Reserve as a Captain. George is heavily involved in local activities. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Village of Mount Prospect Finance Commission as well as the former Chairman of the Village’s Fire and Police Commission. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Glenview State Bank. He and his wife Suzanne live in Mount Prospect and have five children: Brent, Emily, Andrew, Elle and Kendrick. The four oldest are in college and the youngest attends Prospect High School.

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Connie Carosielli, Assessor

Assessor, Connie Carosielli First elected in 1993, Connie takes pride in the increased levels of service to the Elk Grove Township residential taxpayers that have occurred during her tenure. Functioning as “taxpayer advocates”, her staff has saved taxpayers millions of dollars in their effort to establish accuracy and fairness in the Cook County property tax system.

As a past president of the Cook County Township Assessor’s Association and a member of its’ board of directors for the last 20 years, she constantly strives to improve communications with the community with educational outreach programs and public speaking. The Illinois Property Assessment Institute presented Connie with the Marshal Theroux Memorial Award for “leadership and distinguished achievement in the Illinois assessment profession.”

A graduate of Holy Names College in California with post graduate work, Connie has lived in Mt. Prospect for over 40  years, and is committed to serving the community.

 

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Bob Ingraffia

Bob Ingraffia, Trustee

Trustee, Bob Ingraffia  Bob Ingraffia was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Elk Grove Township Board of Trustees when trustee Busse was appointed to the position of Clerk of the Board.

Mr. Ingraffia spent 46 years in the field of education. For the majority of that time Bob served in the office of the Cook County Regional Superintendent of Schools. He served as an assistant superintendent and Deputy Superintendent until his election as Regional Superintendent in 2002. In 2007 he accepted the position as the Executive Director of the North Cook County Intermediate Service region. He held that position until his retirement in 2013.

Mr. Ingraffia has lived in Mt. Prospect with his wife Christine for 29 years. They have two children and 5 grandchildren all of whom live in the area.

Bob is a graduate of St. John’s University in Minnesota and earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Loyola University in Chicago.

 

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Andrea Koshaba

Andrea Koshaba, Trustee

Trustee, Andrea Koshaba Andrea Koshaba is the Senior Township Trustee.  She has been a resident of Elk Grove Village since 1986 and grew up in the Northwest Suburbs. She is one of thirteen children and attended St. Raymond’s School in Mt. Prospect, graduated from Prospect High School and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle Campus. Married to husband Joseph, she is the proud mother of five sons and one daughter. The youngest, Alexander, is a student at DeVry University, and the second youngest son, Christian, is in the Air Force serving in Alaska. Rebecca, currently at Harper College, graduated from Resurrection High School while the other’s all attended Elk Grove High School. Joshua and James, the first and the third oldest sons, are in computer careers, while Jonathon, the second, works at Alexian Brothers Hospital. Andrea is an Enrolled Agent, a federal license granted to those who demonstrate excellence in the field of taxation. She has had her own tax practice since 1982 and aside from personal tax preparation, handles complete financial services for many small businesses. She is focused on issues involving children, business, middle-class tax burdens and health care. She was a member of Kiwanis for many years and is now a member of Elk Grove Rotary Club. Koshaba taught religious education for nine years at St. Julian’s and Queen of the Rosary. She enjoys researching alternative medicine and its complement to main stream medical care. A self-described political junkie, Andrea loves to read and enjoys regular power walking around our beautiful neighborhoods and Busse Woods.

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Suellen Satern, Trustee

Suellen Satern, Trustee

Trustee, Suellen Satern Suellen is in her second term as trustee for the township. She was raised in Northbrook and graduated from Glenbrook South High School. Suellen graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in political science and a concentration in sociology. She has been employed by School  District 59 for 17 years, working at Clearmont School in Elk Grove Village and Robert Frost School in Mount Prospect.  She and her husband Jason have been residents of Elk Grove Village since 1983. They have two daughters, Kristinaand Elizabeth, both graduates of Taylor University in Indiana. Both daughters attended school in District 59 and District 214, where Suellen was an active volunteer in each school they attended. She is also very active in her local church and the Republican Organization of Elk Grove Township.

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Trustee, Dale Niewiardowski

Dale Niewiardowski, Trustee

Trustee, Dale Niewiardowski Dale was elected in 2013. Dale’s family moved to Elk Grove Township in the early 1940’s to the same location on Oakton Street where his family business, Nevarr, Inc., is today. Dale was born at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. He attended: Rupley Elementary School, Grove Junior High, Elk Grove High School Class of 1986. He graduated from Triton College, River Grove. Dale is Vice President of three local businesses: Nevarr Inc. Lawn and Construction Equipment Division, Nevarr Inc Public Safety and Homeland Security Division and Nevarr Property Management LLC.

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Art Highway

Art Niewiardowski, Highway Commissioner

Highway Commissioner Art Niewiardowski Art was appointed Highway Commissioner in May of 2013. Art is President of Nevarr Inc.’s three corporate divisions serving local homeowners, construction companies, municipalities, landscapers and other industries since 1970.  Art is current President of Elk Grove Township Trustees of Schools for Disrticts 57 and 59. Art was born at Lutheran General Hospital and attended local Elk Grove Township schools. Art is married to Malgorzata Lochocka Niewiardowski and has three children.