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Elected Officials

Your Maine Township Government and the services it provides is overseen by a high-caliber group of eight men and women who believe it is their privilege to participate in improving our community through hard work and dedication. These outstanding individuals each have their own unique areas of expertise and interest in township government. Please use this page as a guide when deciding whom to contact if you have a particular concern or problem you need to have addressed. Remember that your elected officials are your representatives and are here to help you.

Laura J. Morask
Laura J. Morask

Supervisor

Laura Morask brings to the position of Maine Township Supervisor her 28 years of experience as a trial lawyer and a four term township Trustee. As a former veteran prosecutor, she spent decades fighting crime and gangs, as she worked her way up to retiring from Cook County as a deputy supervisor of Chicago's Harrison District. In her years of experience she forged numerous relationships with all branches of law enforcement which led her to institute while a trustee, the first ever gang crimes seminar for our Maine residents. This seminar grew from 20 attendees to over 100 during the subsequent years in response to seeing a rise of violent crimes in parts of unincorporated Maine Township. Laura brought in a panel composed of each municipal Police Chief, key drug crimes prosecutors, and the Cook County State's Attorney. She worked in parterniship with the Township Code Enforcement and Highway Department in identifying gang grafitti to residents so as to better enable quick response and removal.

In 2012, Laura founded her own firm where she practices criminal law and police defense. As a 29-year Park Ridge resident, parent of two boys, entrepreneur and local business owner, she is acutely aware of the issues facing taxpayers, parents, local and small businesses seeking to thrive in our Maine Township communties. Over the years Laura has made working with the township youth a high priority, with a focus on providing safe and fun after school alternatives for at-risk youth. Her work led her to receive the Statewide Friend of Youth award from the Township Officials of Illinois for best youth program development. Laura was also extremely proud to be recognized as a community leader by receiving the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Community Star award in January, 2012. Additionally, she was a recipient of the Award for Exemplary Service in Elected Office in 2015.



Peter Gialamas
Peter Gialamas

Clerk

Prior to being elected as Maine Township Clerk in 2017, Peter Gialamas served for two terms as Trustee on the Maine Township Board. Prior to that, he served as Collector from October of 2007 through May of 2009. He is especially proud of the Board's record of fiscal responsibility and community outreach.

Peter, a resident of Maine Township for over 35 years, has a long history of civic involvement. He served as a comissioner on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Des Plaines from 2003 through 2008. In that role, Peter participated in the ongoing development of the city. Peter has also been a broker-associate and realtor since 1994 and has won numerous awards for production and quality service.

Peter has added a fresh approach as the chairperson for National Night Out Against Crime, a community event hosting some 600 residents the 1st Tuesday in August. All residents are invited. Themes vary from year to year, but the sole purpose is to form unity in our community against crime.



Susan Moylan Krey
Susan Moylan Krey

Assessor

Susan Moylan Krey has served as Township Assessor since 2014. First elected as Township Collector in 2005, Moylan Krey was appointed as Trustee in 2007 and was elected as Trustee in 2009 and 2013. She was appointed Township Assessor in 2014 and won re-election in 2017.

Assessor Moylan Krey has held the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation since 2002 and has continued her professional education in recent years to stay current on the ever-changing tax and real estate situation.

She chaired the Township's Award-winning National Night Out Against Crime from 2005 through 2013. She also headed up the Neighborhood Watch program from 2005 through 2014. During that time, she established the Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizens Award in honor of Sgt. Lader of the Cook County Sheriff's police who worked closely with Moylan Krey on the Neighborhood Watch.

Susan was appointed to the Des Plaines Library Board as Trustee in 2009 and served through 2013 including three years as Vice President. She also served as a Commissioner on the Illinois Civil Service Commission since 2012. She is married to Kevin and has lived in Des Plaines since 1977. She has three children, two step daughters, and 13 grandchildren.



Walter Kazmierczak
Walter Kazmierczak

Highway Commissioner

Walter Kazmierczak was first elected to the Township Board in 2001 and served as a Trustee for 15 years before being appointed as Highway Commissioner in 2016. He also previously worked as the Manager of Community Relations with the Illinois Council of Banks and Real Estate. Walter graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in political science. His particular areas of interest as a member of the Township Board included senior services, allocation of social agency grant money and governmental ethics. He has volunteered for many community and township events including Senior Bingo at The Taste of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Electronics Recycling Day, and served as a judge for the annual Senior Spelling Bee, a statewide competition.

In 2014, Kazmierczak assumed the duties of being the liaison between The Neighborhood Watch Group, The Cook County Sheriff's Department, and the Maine Township elected officials, helping bring important issues such as local crime prevention for discussion with residents.

He is a Board Member for the Township Officials of Cook County (TOCC) and has held offices in TOCC’s Trustee Division including terms as President, Treasurer, and currently as its Secretary.



Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones

Trustee

Kimberly Jones has served on the Maine Township Board since July of 2014. She is a longtime resident of Park Ridge and a former 3rd Ward Alderman for the City of Park Ridge (2005-2007). She also served on the city's Flood Control Task Force from 2009-2013.

As a child in Park Ridge she attended Franklin and Emerson schools before graduating from Maine East High School. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Loyola University.

The focus of Kimberly's adult life has been public service. For the past 28 years Kim has been working as a public servant for the State of Illinois. Her current position is as an Administrator for the Division of Banking where she is responsible for all licensing, investigations, and regulatory issues as they relate to the Pawnbroker industry, which takes her to every corner of the State of Illinois.

While serving on the Park Ridge City Counsel she was Chairman of the Public Works Committee, and also served as a member of the Mayor's Advisory Committee, the Public Safety Committee and as the Liaison to the Park Ridge Youth Commission.



David A. Carrabotta, Esq.
David A. Carrabotta, Esq.

Trustee

As a Maine Township resident and homeowner residing in Niles since 1992, where his wife and he raised their three children, David Carrabotta has taken great care and interest in the community.

This includes ushering at St. John Brebeuf Parish, serving as the Usher Captain for the 9:00 AM mass. David is proud to be a long standing member of the North American Martyrs Council #4338 Knights of Columbus, where he has held officers positions, including Grand Knight. He has also served on Boards of Review for Eagle Scout candidates for Scout Pack 175, Northwest Suburban Council, Niles, Illinois.

David's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from DePaul University College of Commerce in 1982, where he majored in Economics before continuing at DePaul in the College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate from there in 1985.

His employment background includes being an Illinois licensed insurance agent and broker in all insurance lines since 1980, and a licensed Illinois attorney in private practice since 1985. David also acts as a Cook County Circuit Court Arbitrator, and has acted as a panelist on Judicial Review Boards for the Illinois State Bar Association. He has also acted as a Moot Court Judge for students participating in Moot Court Competitions held at DePaul College of Law and Lewis University.

David believes the citizens of Maine Township hold the real authority in guiding and determining the future of this urban area, and that the trust they place in their elected officials must be highly regarded. As a Trustee, David has pledged to continue to provide responsible and ethical conduct, and to listen, hear, and respect the direction called for by its electorate, working for each and all residents in the Township.



Claire R. McKenzie
Claire R. McKenzie

Trustee





Susan Kelly Sweeney
Susan Kelly Sweeney

Trustee



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