George K. Busse was a Township Trustee from 2000 until his appointment as Township Clerk in August 2015. George was raised in Mount Prospect and attended Prospect High School. He attended Vanderbilt University on an NRTOTC Scholarship graduating in 1976 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He spent eight years on active duty in the Navy as a Surface Line Officer before transferring to the Naval Reserve in 1984. While on active duty he served tours on a Destroyer, a Destroyer Squadron Staff, in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Naval Office of Legislative Affairs. He also earned a Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University. After working on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for two years, George returned to Illinois and joined William Blair & Company a Chicago based financial firm where he became a partner and managing director. George retired from the Navy as a Captain after five command tours and 30 years of service in 2016. He also recently retired from William Blair after 32 years. George has been and still is heavily involved in local activities. He is the former Chairman of the Village of Mount Prospect Fire and Police Commission, former Vice Chairman of the Village of Mount Prospect Finance Commission, and former Vice Chairman of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Glenview State Bank, on the Northwest Suburban Dollars for Scholars Board, and is an active Mount Prospect Lions Club member. He and his wife Suzanne live in Mount Prospect and have five adult children – Brent, Emily, Andrew, Ellie and Kendrick.
Suellen was elected Township Clerk in 2021. Before that she served on the Trustee Board of Elk Grove Township for three terms. She was also was on the board of the Township Officials of Illinois Trustees Division and served as secretary on that board. Suellen was raised in Northbrook, Illinois and attended Glenbrook South High School. She graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in political science and a concentration in sociology.
Suellen has been employed by District 59 for 24 years, working in the school libraries at Clearmont School in Elk Grove Village and Robert Frost School in Mount Prospect. She is passionate about instilling a love of reading in her students.
She and her husband Jason have been residents of Elk Grove Village since 1983. They have two daughters, Kristina and Elizabeth, both graduates of District 59 and District 214 schools where Suellen was an active volunteer in each school they attended. She is also involved at Village Point Church in Elk Grove Village where she has organized food drives for the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry. Suellen loves spending time with her two grandchildren, reading, and doing outdoor activities.
First elected in 1989, 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 30 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 University in California with post graduate work, Connie has lived in Mt. Prospect for over 40 years, and is committed to serving the community.
Richard Keenley, of Des Plaines, was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Elk Grove Township Board of Trustees in 2018.
Richard graduated from Northridge Preparatory School in Niles, received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from College of Lake County and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Trustee Keenley served in the Unites States Navy from 1984 until 1988 on board the USS Worden, where he achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as an Operations Specialist. He is currently a Senior Laboratory Technician at Hollister Incorporated in Libertyville.
Richard is married and has three daughters, who are currently enrolled in or have attended Elk Grove Township Schools.
He has been involved in various activities at St Zachary School and Parish in Des Plaines, serving on the Marketing Committee and School Board as well as serving as Athletic Director.
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
For the past 20 years Vince has lived in Mt. Prospect and he loves the location and the people. Vince is a Coast Guard veteran and has diverse experience and education in construction, HVAC, cyber-security, and internet technology. Before becoming a Chicagoland REALTOR® with Baird and Warner, Vince was an IT Director. Throughout his career he has honed his listening, problem-solving, management, and organizational skills. These are several of the important talents that Vince will bring to the Township Board.
In addition to his real estate business, Vince is a member of the Mt. Prospect and Arlington Heights Chambers of Commerce and serves as a promoter for the Mt. Prospect Chamber. He is Vice President of the Mt. Prospect Lions Club and a market manager for the Mt. Prospect farmers market. Vince dedicates a great deal of his time to Feed My Starving Children and helps raise funds for high school sport programs.
Vince relaxes by spending time with his family and their Golden Retriever, Bailey. They appreciate the outdoors and enjoy camping and fishing in the summer and building snowmen and sledding in the winter. A life-long hockey player, Vince played college club and now plays year-round in a local hockey league.
Greg has been a resident of Elk Grove Township since 2011. His father started a business in 1985 named North Shore Consultants, Inc. In 1997, a commercial building in Elk Grove Village was purchased for the family business in 1997 where it operates today. Since its inception, Greg worked with his father and currently runs the business. As the sole employee, Greg is responsible for all aspects of operation including purchasing, manufacturing, shipping and receiving, accounts payable/ and receivable, and maintenance. The ability to multi-task and make important decisions across the many aspects of his business are some of the skills Greg will bring to the Elk Grove Township Board.
Greg attended Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, and Triton College in River Grove. He lives with his wife and elderly mom in unincorporated Elk Grove Township. Greg’s wife has been a nurse for 30 years, and they have 3 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. Their oldest daughter completed her medical degree and is in her first year of residency in Michigan and her goal is to practice in pediatrics. Her husband is a dedicated police officer in Dearborn, MI. Their middle daughter is a devoted full-time mother of 5. Greg’s youngest daughter lives in Texas and is active in her church and community.
Currently, Greg is a board member of the Forestview Homeowners Association in unincorporated Elk Grove Township and has been since 2013. Greg is driven by a desire to support his neighbors and a passion for serving his community.