Village President and Board of Trustees

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Front Row: Ursula Kucharski, James Chmura, Jacqueline Gregorio
Back Row: Jack Bielak, Daniel Tannhauser, Debra Budnik, Donald Gelsomino, Bill Larson

Committee Assignments

(Updated 05/08/2019)

Police

  • Ursula Kucharski, Chairperson 
  • Daniel Tannhauser

Finance, Licenses and Contracts

  • Jacqueline Gregorio, Chairperson
  • Ursula Kucharski

Law & Ordinance, Economic Development/Property

  • Daniel Tannhauser, Chairperson
  • Jacqueline Gregorio
Water, Cell Phones, Cell Sites, Electrical Aggregation
  • Jack Bielak, Chairperson
  • Ursula Kucharski

Village Properties Maintenance, Village Bus Service, Personnel, Environment, IT/GIS, Human Resources, Insurance & Health/Life Safety

  • Donald Gelsomino, Chairperson
  • Jacqueline Gregorio

Public Works (Sewers, Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks), Water, Parking, Tree Program, Oversight of Street Light Cable Replacement 

  • William Larson, Chairperson
  • Jack Bielak
  • Joanna Skupien

General

  • Debra Budnik

 

Acting President Daniel Tannhauser

052019 Trustee Daniel Tannhauser

Dan, who is a life-long Village resident, is President and CEO of Tannco Construction Inc. with his office located in Norridge.  Dan has been a Trustee for the last 6 years and is a current member of the Norridge/Harwood Heights Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Salvation Army Advisory Council, the Police Pension Board and the MCD Board of Directors.  Dan, his wife Karen, and their two children, Tiffany & Tim, regularly volunteer at events held at the Village Hall and thorough-out the community.  Dan was inducted into the Ridgewood High School Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2018.

Clerk Debra J. Budnik

Debbie and her husband Allan have lived in Norridge for 19 years.  They have three children – Jaclyn, Alec and Derek who have all attended James Giles School and Ridgewood High School.  While growing up they participated in Norridge Youth Activities including baseball, basketball and bowling.  Debbie is active in the community volunteering for various organizations including Rotary International and Divine Savior Church where she is a parishioner. 

Ms. Budnik has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Dominican University in River Forest, IL.  She has worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 30 years with Marriott International. Her areas of expertise include team management, strategic business planning, budgeting, group sales and revenue management.  

Trustee Ursula A. Kucharski

The Dean of the Village Board, Ursula A. Kucharski was appointed to fill a vacancy in 1981, and has served with distinction ever since. She has continually served as Chairperson of the Police Committee, where she has helped guide the modernization of the best village police departments anywhere.

Her extensive experience and no-nonsense approach to government has made her an invaluable part of the Village Board. In the private sector, Ms. Kucharski was in the banking business for more than 40 years and retired from LaSalle Bank.

Trustee Jacqueline P. Gregorio

A Real Estate Sales Professional by trade, Jacqueline Gregorio has been a resident of Norridge for the last 37 years. Jackie has always sought to improve our Village and has demonstrated that dedication by serving for three years as president of the Ridgewood High School Parents Club and 8 years on the Ridgewood High School Board, and she has run the Lucky Losers Fundraiser for the last 20 years. She is the co-founder and a director of the Ridgewood High School Foundation, and she serves as a member on Norridge Cares and President of the Senior Assistance Center boards. During this time she has assisted with many fundraisers. This dedication to our Village not only earned her respect and admiration, but in 2001 it earned her an invitation to bring her skills to the Village Board. Since her election as Trustee in 2001, Jackie has headed the Finance, License, and Contracts Committee, where she has served with distinction. In her private life she has 3 children and 7 grandchildren all of whom reside in Norridge.

Trustee Donald Gelsomino

Donald L. Gelsomino has resided in the Norridge since 1987 with his wife Romaine and sons, Michael and Donald. During this time, he has been actively involved with the Norridge Youth Association (NYA) sports program. He organized the first NYA youth baseball team to travel to Cooperstown, New York to play in the Baseball Hall of Fame Tournament, in addition to coaching football at Holy Cross High School for 10 years. 

Donald was elected as a Norwood Park Fire Trustee in 1998 and served on the Fire Board until 2011. During this time, no new taxes were imposed and the department was equipped with the latest state-of-art life saving equipment. He also helped negotiate three successful firefighter contracts.

Donald has been a local insurance agent for the past 30 years with American Financial Concepts. He also served as a Code Enforcement Officer and Health Inspector for the Village of Norridge for the past 10 years.

Trustee Bill Larson

Bio Coming Soon

Trustee Jack Bielak

052019 Trustee Jack Bielak

Jack was raised in Norridge and attended Leigh School and Ridgewood High School. After completing his high school education, Jack attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in History. Jack is currently a Civil Engineer for the Cook County Department of Transportation where he coordinates capital projects on behalf of the County.

Jack has lived in Norridge for the last 15 years and is actively involved in his community.

Jack’s community involvement includes:

  • Coaching over 25 teams in basketball, baseball and soccer at the Norridge Park District over the past several years;
  • Served on the NYA board for three years in varying capacities;
  • A member of the Norridge Green Team for four years;
  • Served as a member of the Norridge Zoning Board of Appeals for two years;
  • Served as a Norridge Park District Commissioner for 4 years where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee;
  • As a member of the Park Board he volunteered for numerous park events including, but not limited to, the Park's Community Campout, Halloween Spooktacular, played the Easter bunny for the annual Eggstravaganza, and assisted with the planning and execution of the annual Island in the City Festival;
  • During his tenure as a Park Commissioner, the Board was able to build a new senior center and dance facility and doubled the size of the Iron Ball playground at the corner of Montrose and Octavia which was fully funded from reserves at no additional cost or burden to taxpayers.