These men and women work hard every day in front and behind-the-scenes serving the public throughout the year. They get to know as many people as possible so here is your opportunity to get to know them.

Frank M. Zuccarelli, Supervisor

How long have you been a board member? 23 years

What do you enjoy most about public service? When you get an opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life that sticks with you. Local government is where you can make that impact

Your favorite Township event: Spirit of Thornton Township and Christmas Care program

Your favorite movie: Scent of a Woman and Pretty Woman

Your favorite musical artist: The Beatles and Tina Turner

Last bad movie you saw or the worse movie you ever saw: Mars Attacks!

One fact about you that people might not know: I was in the Air Force

Joyce Washington, Trustee

How long have you been a board member? 19 years

What do you enjoy most about public service? The best part is having the ability to be involved in the lives of children and senior citizens and make a positive impact.

Your favorite Township event: I enjoy the senior luncheons and senior parties and our Christmas Care toy giveaway

Your favorite movie: The Color Purple

Your favorite musical artist: Luther Vandross and Nina Simone

Last bad movie you saw or the worse movie you ever saw: The Exorcist

One fact about you that people might not know: I collect antique teapots

Nobert Cipowski, Trustee

How long have you been a board member? 11 years

What do you enjoy most about public service: I love working with the seniors. Just talking to them and finding out what their needs are helps me serve them better

Your favorite Township event: Taste of Thornton Township, Days in Park

Your favorite movie: From Here to Eternity

Your favorite musical artist: Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash

Last bad movie you saw or the worst movie you saw: The Monument Men

One fact about you that people might not know: I have been a season ticket holder for Notre Dame football for 50 years

Gerald “Jerry” Jones, Trustee

How long have you been a board member?  Four Years

What do you enjoy most about public service: The ability to serve the great residents of Thornton Township is my favorite part. I enjoy having sitting down, meeting and having conversations with our residents.

Your favorite Township event: Days in the Parks

Your favorite movie: Hoosiers

Your favorite musical artist: Spinners

Last bad movie you saw or the worst movie you saw:

One fact about you that people might not know: I have coached the Dolton Bears for 25 years and I remember every one of the kids’ names

Stafford Owens, Trustee

How long have you been a board member? 3 years

What do you enjoy most about public service? I like giving back and serving the community because the community has done so much for me.

Your favorite Township event: Taste of Thornton Township and community parades

Your favorite movie: Gladiator

Your favorite musical artist: Bill Withers

Last bad movie you saw or the worse movie you ever saw: The Last Airbender by M. Night Shyamalan

One fact about you that people might not know: My second favorite movie is the Lion King

Geary “Pepe” DePue, Highway Commissioner

How long have you been an elected office: Two years

What do you enjoy most about public service: I enjoy volunteering at the senior and special services dances. Just seeing the happiness our events bring gives me happiness

Your favorite Township event: Holiday Dinner

Your favorite movie: The Godfather

Your favorite musical artist: Sly and the Family Stones

Last bad movie you saw or the worst movie you saw: The English Patient

One fact about you that people might not know: I collect muscle cars

Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera, Clerk

How long have you been an elected office: 13 years

What do you enjoy most about public service: Whenever I see the joy that our programs offer people whether that is getting a food box or just answering a question, it is the reason why I got into public service

Your favorite Township event: Taste of Thornton Township, Special Services dances

Your favorite movie: The Robe

Your favorite musical artist: John Coltrane and Miles Davis

Last bad movie you saw or the worst movie you saw: Ghost

One fact about you that people might not know: I really wish I could sing

Cassandra Holbert, Assessor

How long have you been an elected official: Three years

What do you enjoy most about public service? I really enjoy making people feel good about a situation and giving them some type of hope and inspiration.

Your favorite Township event: Taste of Thornton Township

Your favorite movie: Equalizer

Your favorite musical artist: Michael Jackson

Last bad movie you saw or the worse movie you ever saw: Saw

One fact about you that people might not know: I have a bad habit of spreading myself too thin because I want to get everything done