THE NILES TOWNSHIP BOARD
Clerk Charles Levy, Supervisor Marilyn Glazer and Assessor Scott Bagnall
(back row, from left)
Trustee Donald J. Glefund, Trustee Mark A. Collins, Trustee Bonnie K. Ognisanti and Trustee Tony Lundin
The Board of Trustees is presided over by Supervisor Mailyn D. Glazer. She works with Trustees: Mark A. Collins, Anthony J. Lundin, Donald J. Gelfund and Bonnie K. Ognisanti to conduct the business of running our township government. Other Board members are: Assessor Scott Bagnall and Clerk Charles Levy.
Marilyn D. Glazer, who was appointed Supervisor on October 14, 2014, owns her own real estate brokerage company, Marilyn D. Glazer, REALTOR®, and is President of Glazer Enterprises, Inc., a company specializing in real estate education and real estate expert-witness testimony. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation. She has served as the Treasurer of the Township Officials of Cook County, and recently finished a two-year term as Director of the North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS®. She is a Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of REALTORS®. She previously served as a Commissioner on the Skokie Zoning Board of Appeals, as a Director of the Skokie Caucus Party, and as Chairman of Oakton College’s Real Estate Advisory Committee, She is also a past President of the Association of Illinois Real Estate Educators. She is a past President of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim’s Sisterhood. She is a past president of Women in Real Estate and of the North Shore Board of REALTORS®, and is a past Vice President and Director of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She is a past president of the Central Plaza Condominium Association and has been a resident of Skokie for over 30 years. Supervisor Glazer has a BA from Northeastern Illinois University, and a M.S.Ed.from Northern Illinois University.
Charles Levy has been involved with Niles Township Government since he became a Trustee in 1979. He was then elected Clerk for the first time in 1989 and has since then served in that capacity. A 40 year resident of Lincolnwood, he is 1st Vice President of the Clerks’ Division of TOI, Vice President of the Township Officials of Cook County as well as a member of the Clerks’ Division and is a member and past President of the IL Township Attorneys’ Association. He has been a practicing attorney for over 50 years. Clerk Levy was a trustee for the Lincolnwood School Board 74 prior to being elected a township official and is an active member of the Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation.
Scott Bagnall is an attorney and a certified Illinois Assessing Officer as well as a licensed real estate broker. He is a graduate of the Loyola School of Law and DePaul University. A long time resident of Skokie, Mr. Bagnall is a former Chicago Police Officer, an Illinois Wing Legal Officer, a Check Pilot for the Civil Air Patrol, and past President of the Cook County Township Assessors’ Association. Assessor Bagnall views the Niles Township Assessor’s Office as an informational taxpayer advocacy and public service office. He strives to ensure that all taxpayers receive timely, courteous, competent and relevant assistance, conducted at all time with unquestioned impartiality.
Anthony J. Lundin, a former U. S. Marine, resides in Morton Grove with his lovely wife Erika and daughter. He and his family have been involved in the betterment of Morton Grove and Niles Township for many, many years. He has volunteered for the Taste of Morton Grove and its sponsoring foundation as well as Morton Grove Days. He and his family have been a tremendous support to the Niles Township Food Pantry as well as other Township programs. He and his family are the owners of Lin-Mar Motors located on Oakton in Morton Grove, IL.
Donald J. Gelfund, grew up in Skokie and graduated from Fairview South, Niles West, and Bradley University. Don has been a Realtor® since 1989 and is licensed with RE/MAX Villager, and was elected to Niles Township Government in 2009. Don developed and oversees the youth scholarship programs that help working families with day care costs and assists them by supplementing summer camp fees within the local park districts. Prior to serving on Niles Township Government, he was a member of Lincolnwood’s 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board for two years and served as Chairman of the Traffic Commission from 2015 to 2017. Don was Lincolnwood’s 2015 Madeleine Grant Volunteer of the Year recipient and continues his commitment to the community by being involved with Lincolnwood Fest, a 4-day carnival and concert festival, and antique car show which benefits Lincolnwood Parks. A lifelong car buff, he represents our Township by driving his vintage Oldsmobile convertible in the annual Lincolnwood Memorial Day Parade and the Skokie and Morton Grove 4th of July Parades. He and his wife Lauren live in Lincolnwood.
Bonnie Kahn Ognisanti
Bonnie Kahn Ognisanti moved to Skokie in 2007 with her husband Michael. She is the proud mother of three children. She is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University. She is the co-owner of the film production company Harmonic Media. She is a strong believer that social and political participation lies at the heart of strong communities.
Ms. Ognisanti is a former process art and preschool teacher. Applying her passion for mentoring children, she serves as a Girl Scout troop leader. She also teaches English to immigrant children through the organization RefugeeOne. An avid gardener, she volunteers at the Jane Stenson Elementary School Community Garden, where she combines her knowledge of plants with her joy of teaching. Furthermore, she works on various committees on the School District 68 PTA Board. Believing that children learn citizenship through action and witness; she and her eight year old daughter, volunteer weekly at the Niles Township Food Pantry.
With the support of her three siblings, Ms. Ognisanti founded the Sandra Kahn Cartwright Hospice Residence Fund to honor her mother in 2016. The Cartwright Fund helps those in need of Hospice who cannot afford services.