Your Maine Township Government and the services it provides is overseen by a high-caliber group of nine 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.
Carol A. Teschky
Carol A. Teschky has served as Maine Township Supervisor since 2007. Prior to this, she had been elected to township office five times since 1989, and was the most senior trustee on the board. Because of her longevity with the board, Carol is endowed with the institutional memory so necessary to make wise decisions in overseeing local government.
Teschky has helped guide many improvements in township government since the beginning of her tenure. She is most proud of the township's response to a sudden, rising juvenile crime rate in the early 1990's. The township formed a Gang Task force and developed a zero-tolerance policy for gangs trying to recruit in Maine Township. Neighborhood Watch programs were bolstered and the township opened a Youth Drop-In Center to give youths an alternative to getting into trouble. Carol is also proud of the way she and other board members were able to expand and upgrade the township building (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr.) while maintaining its architectural integrity.
In 2012 Carol was recognized as a Park Ridge Community Star. The award is given each year to people who have made an outstanding contribution through volunteerism to the quality of life in and around Park Ridge. Prior to this award Carol was recognized by the Township Officials of Illinois and received the Township Friend of Senior Citizens Award and the Township Friend of Youth Award. These were awarded because of her commitment to both the senior and youth population of the Township.
Gary K. Warner
The Maine Township Clerk since 1993, Gary K. Warner started his service to the township in 1988 after being appointed Collector. He was elected to a full four-year term as Collector in 1989. An enthusiastic supporter of Township Government, Clerk Warner is the Past President of Township Officials of Cook County—Clerks Division and Zone Director of Township Officials of Illinois. Clerk Warner currently serves as Vice President of the Clerks Division of Township Officials of Cook County Executive Board.
There are over 1,400 townships in the State of Illinois. In November 2006, at the 99th Annual 2006 Township Officials of Illinois conference in Peoria, Clerk Warner was recognized by his peers and presented with the William Z. Ahrends Clerk of the Year Award.
Since taking the reigns at the Clerk's office, Gary Warner has streamlined services by computerization. Clerk Warner also instituted the Neighbor-to-Neighbor welcome packet that supplies valuable information about the community to new Maine Township residents.
Warner is a fifty-year resident of Maine Township. He has been a leader in volunteer organizations such as AMVETS, the North American Martyrs Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks Lodge, St. John Brebeuf Church, and the Niles Peanut League for most of those fifty years.
Township Assessor, Tom Rueckert, and his staff have assisted over 80,000 taxpayers with their property related appeals, questions and concerns since he was first elected in 1985. By 1990 his office was online with the Cook County Assessor's Office. Though he began his service as township assessor in the mid-80's, Rueckert was no stranger to the voters of Maine Township. Tom and his wife Barb have resided in Glenview since 1970. Tom's public involvement began when he served as President of Wilson School PTA. He later spent nine years on the Maine Township District 207 School Board, including two as President. Rueckert is an attorney who has also served as Chairman of the Oakton Community College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Maine Township Task Force on Law Enforcement.
Assessor Rueckert points to his success in forcing former County Assessor Tom Hynes to release (under threat of lawsuit) property tax information vital to local taxpayers as one of his biggest achievements. Tom is also proud of updating the office's technology so that it is on-line directly to the Cook County Assessor's office allowing access to real-time property assessment information. Rueckert is the longest-serving Maine Township official currently in office.
Mary E. Rohde
Mary E. Rohde has been a resident of Des Plaines for 28 years. She is an active member of the Des Plaines Energy and Environmental Program and is also active in Girl and Boy Scouts and the PTA. Mary is a chair person and board member for Citizens for Better Government.
Robert Provenzano is the person in charge of Maine Township's fifty lane miles of roadway and over one-hundred streets. A resident of Des Plaines since 1968, Bob came to the position of Highway Commissioner with over thirty years of professional road management experience as well as a deep understanding of the Township's activities and budget. He is now the Vice President of the Township Highway Commissioner's Association of Cook County. Provenzano served as Township Collector from 1993 to 1994. He became a Trustee in 1994, and served in that post until he was appointed Highway Commissioner in 1998. Robert started his career in road management as an employee of the Cook County Highway Department in Des Plaines.
Robert Provenzano is an U.S. Army veteran who served in Germany from 1961 to 1964. He is an active Board member of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, the Knights of Columbus—Father Linden Council No. 3627, The Northwest Suburban Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Des Plaines Elk's Club, and the Italian American War Veterans. He also serves as a Board Member on the Villa Scalabrini St. Joseph's Day Committee. He is a former Board Member of the Des Plaines Historical Society, and a former Commissioner on the Des Plaines Youth Commission. Robert was awarded the 2008 Community Star Award, the 2008 Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence, and was the 2008 ITASCSC Elected Official of the Year at the annual TOI Conference.
Walter Kazmierczak was first elected to the Township Board in 2001. He is 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. Mr. Kazmierczak's particular areas of interest since his election include senior services, allocation of social agency grant money, and governmental ethics.
Laura J. Morask
As a career prosecutor with the Cook County State's Attorneys Office for the past fifteen years, Laura Morask puts her experience to use when it comes to issues involving crime and juvenile delinquency in Maine Township. Morask is an advocate of targeting at-risk youth for intervention that may prevent the child from ever becoming involved in criminal activity. She also believes the township should help youths find employment by holding a yearly job fair and by matching youths with seniors in need of work done around their residences.
Morask is also concerned for the safety and well-being of the township's elderly population and would like to see Maine Township play an even more active role in the lives of local seniors. Laura believes Maine Township seniors can play an integral part in intervention programs for children and community, e.g. policing and Neighborhood Watch programs to prevent crime in their communities. By involving seniors in the lives of Maine Township's youth and asking them to organize crime prevention programs to prevent crime in their communities, we are taking advantage of a volunteer resource that often goes untapped or underutilized.
Susan Moylan Krey
After serving as Township Collector for two years, Susan Moylan Krey was elected by the Board of Trustees to fill the vacant trustee position left when Trustee Carol A. Teschky was elected to fill the remaining term of the retiring supervisor. Susan has been a long time resident of Maine Township since 1977. She has been a realtor since 1989. Raising her family in Maine Township, she has a commitment to schools, businesses, and services in the area.
Since taking office, Susan has been a liaison between The Neighborhood Watch Group, The Cook Count Sheriff's Department, and the Maine Township elected officials, bringing important issues to the table for discussion.
Susan 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.
Peter Gialamas is hard at work serving his first term 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.