Mayor John D. Noak was elected to a second four year term on April 9, 2013. Mayor Noak won his first term on April 7, 2009 after being appointed on February 6, 2008. He was previously elected Village Trustee to a four year term in May, 2005. Mayor Noak is a board member of the Will County Governmental League (WCGL), Joliet Regional Port District, Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) and the Des Plaines Valley Enterprise Zone. Furthermore, he is a member of the Strategic Policy Committee for the Will County CED, Legislative Chairman for the WCGL and a member of the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force.
Additionally, Mayor Noak serves on three committees for the National League of Cities including: the Council on Youth, Families and Education, Transportation Infrastructure Steering Committee and the University Communities Council. John also previously served on the Community Advisory Committees for the Illinois Facility Fund and Pace Suburban Bus.
The Mayor's background includes over two decades working with local, state and federal governments. Prior to his term as Mayor, John was the Director of Community Affairs and Communications for U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (IL), where he worked for more than eight years. Prior to his work with the Congresswoman he worked for the State and Local Government Commission of Ohio. Mayor Noak is a past member of the Romeoville Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and the Economic Development Commission.
Mayor Noak is a proud member of the Hampton Park Social Athletic Club, Lakewood Falls Phase VII Homeowners Association, Romeoville Area Historical Society and the Romeoville Lion’s Club. He is the past President of the Lakewood Falls Phase VII Homeowners Association and the Lakewood Falls Townhome Association.
Also, Mayor Noak has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University and has completed graduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has obtained additional training through the National League of Cities, International Council of Shopping Centers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Congressional Research Service, Internal Revenue Service and other state and federal agencies. John completed Planning and Zoning training from Elgin Community College. He also participated in the White House Conference on Community and Faith Based Initiatives and Top Off2 (T2).
Last year Mayor Noak was named the 2013 Mayor of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission. The mayor was also the recipient of the 2008 Bishop Sheil Award from the Police Athletic League.