THE NILES TOWNSHIP BOARD
Supervisor Marilyn D. Glazer, Clerk Charles Levy, Trustee Janice A. Cichowlas, Trustee Donald J. Gelfund
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Assessor Scott Bagnall, Trustee Mark A. Collins, and Trustee Anthony J. 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 Janice A. Cichowlas 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 working 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 and in 2005 was appointed as Chairman of the Traffic Commission, a position he holds today. 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 convertible in the annual Skokie, Morton Grove, and Lincolnwood parades. He and his wife Lauren live in Lincolnwood.
Janice A. Cichowlas is an experienced profit and not-for-profit leader, skilled in building coalitions, developing and implementing new programs or start up businesses, teaching and analyzing legal policy and public initiatives. The majority of her career life,she has been focused on aging/gerontology issues, community education development, health care, and community process with a focus on grassroots involvement. In the recent past,she worked full time at the IL Department on Aging as a Policy Analyst, and at the Quality Improvement Organization for Medicare in IL as a Quality Improvement Manager.
Janice serves on the AgeOptions Advisory Council (Area Agency on Aging for Suburban Cook County), and Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation Board of Directors. She obtained her B.A. from Michigan State University, J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and received her Ph.D from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
Janice is a mother of eight children (including two stepchildren, plus one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law) who live all across the country including Phoenix, Reno. Las Vegas, El Paso, Orem UT and Addison IL. So far, she has one granddaughter and twin grandsons. Dr. Cichowlas was appointed as Trustee of the Niles Township Government Board in 2014.