Your Maine Township Government and the services it provides is overseen by a high-caliber group of eight 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. To contact an official send email to email@example.com.
Laura J. Morask
Laura Morask brings to the position of Maine Township Supervisor her 28 years of experience as a trial lawyer and a four term township Trustee. As a former veteran prosecutor, she spent decades fighting crime and gangs, as she worked her way up to retiring from Cook County as a deputy supervisor of Chicago’s Harrison District. In her years of experience she forged numerous relationships with all branches of law enforcement which led her to institute while a trustee, the first ever gang crimes seminar for our Maine residents. This seminar grew from 20 attendees to over 100 during the subsequent years in response to seeing a rise of violent crimes in parts of unincorporated Maine Township. Laura brought in a panel composed of each municipal Police Chief, key drug crimes prosecutors, and the Cook County State’s Attorney. She worked in partnership with the Township Code Enforcement and Highway Department in identifying gang graffiti to residents so as to better enable quick response and removal.
In 2012, Laura founded her own firm where she practices criminal law and police defense. As a 29-year Park Ridge resident, parent of two boys, entrepreneur and local business owner, she is acutely aware of the issues facing taxpayers, parents, local and small businesses seeking to thrive in our Maine Township communities. Over the years Laura has made working with the township youth a high priority, with a focus on providing safe and fun after school alternatives for at-risk youth. Her work led her to receive the Statewide Friend of Youth award from the Township Officials of Illinois for best youth program development. Laura was also extremely proud to be recognized as a community leader by receiving the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce Community Star award in January, 2012. Additionally, she was a recipient of the Award for Exemplary Service in Elected Office in 2015.
Prior to being elected as Maine Township Clerk in 2017, Peter Gialamas served for two terms 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 commissioner 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.
Peter 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.
Susan Moylan Krey
Susan Moylan Krey has served as Township Assessor since 2014. First elected as Township Collector in 2005, Moylan Krey was appointed as Trustee in 2007 and was elected as Trustee in 2009 and 2013. She was appointed Township Assessor in 2014 and won re-election in 2017.
Assessor Moylan Krey has held the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO) designation since 2002 and has continued her professional education in recent years to stay current on the ever-changing tax and real estate situation.
She chaired the Township’s Award-winning National Night Out Against Crime from 2005 through 2013. She also headed up the Neighborhood Watch program from 2005 through 2014. During that time, she established the Sgt. Karen Lader Memorial Good Citizens Award in honor of Sgt. Lader of the Cook County Sheriff’s police who worked closely with Moylan Krey on the Neighborhood Watch.
Susan was appointed to the Des Plaines Library Board as Trustee in 2009 and served through 2013 including three years as Vice President. She also served as a Commissioner on the Illinois Civil Service Commission since 2012. She is married to Kevin and has lived in Des Plaines since 1977. She has three children, two step daughters, and 13 grandchildren.
Walter Kazmierczak was first elected to the Township Board in 2001 and served as a Trustee for 15 years before being appointed as Highway Commissioner in 2016. He also previously worked as 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. His particular areas of interest as a member of the Township Board included senior services, allocation of social agency grant money and governmental ethics. He has volunteered for many community and township events including Senior Bingo at The Taste of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Electronics Recycling Day, and served as a judge for the annual Senior Spelling Bee, a statewide competition.
In 2014, Kazmierczak assumed the duties of being the liaison between The Neighborhood Watch Group, The Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and the Maine Township elected officials, helping bring important issues such as local crime prevention for discussion with residents.
He is a Board Member for the Township Officials of Cook County (TOCC) and has held offices in TOCC’s Trustee Division including terms as President, Treasurer, and currently as its Secretary.
Kimberly Jones has served on the Maine Township Board since July of 2014. She is a longtime resident of Park Ridge and a former 3rd Ward Alderman for the City of Park Ridge (2005-2007). She also served on the city’s Flood Control Task Force from 2009-2013.
As a child in Park Ridge she attended Franklin and Emerson schools before graduating from Maine East High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Loyola University.
The focus of Kimberly’s adult life has been public service. For the past 28 years Kim has been working as a public servant for the State of Illinois. Her current position is as an Administrator for the Division of Banking where she is responsible for all licensing, investigations, and regulatory issues as they relate to the Pawnbroker industry, which takes her to every corner of the State of Illinois.
While serving on the Park Ridge City Counsel she was Chairman of the Public Works Committee, and also served as a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, the Public Safety Committee and as the Liaison to the Park Ridge Youth Commission.
David A. Carrabotta, Esq.
As a Maine Township resident and homeowner residing in Niles since 1992, where his wife and he raised their three children, David Carrabotta has taken great care and interest in the community.
This includes ushering at St. John Brebeuf Parish, serving as the Usher Captain for the 9:00 AM mass. David is proud to be a long standing member of the North American Martyrs Council #4338 Knights of Columbus, where he has held officers positions, including Grand Knight. He has also served on Boards of Review for Eagle Scout candidates for Scout Pack 175, Northwest Suburban Council, Niles, Illinois.
David’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from DePaul University College of Commerce in 1982, where he majored in Economics before continuing at DePaul in the College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctorate from there in 1985.
His employment background includes being an Illinois licensed insurance agent and broker in all insurance lines since 1980, and a licensed Illinois attorney in private practice since 1985. David also acts as a Cook County Circuit Court Arbitrator, and has acted as a panelist on Judicial Review Boards for the Illinois State Bar Association. He has also acted as a Moot Court Judge for students participating in Moot Court Competitions held at DePaul College of Law and Lewis University.
David believes the citizens of Maine Township hold the real authority in guiding and determining the future of this urban area, and that the trust they place in their elected officials must be highly regarded. As a Trustee, David has pledged to continue to provide responsible and ethical conduct, and to listen, hear, and respect the direction called for by its electorate, working for each and all residents in the Township.
Claire R. McKenzie
A Senior Partner with Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, Claire R. McKenzie has lived in Park Ridge for 35 years where she and her husband, Ryan McKenzie, raised their three children who all attended Maine South High School. Prior to attending law school, she was a tax manager for one of the largest international accounting firms where she advised individuals, partnerships, closely-held corporations, and publicly traded corporations on complex tax planning and compliance matters. After law school, Ms. McKenzie became a Senior Trial Attorney for District Counsel, Department of Treasury, representing the Internal Revenue Service in complex and varied civil and criminal litigation.
A member of Park Ridge Juniors, Park Ridge Newcomers, Maine South Football Parent Boosters and Maine South Hawkettes Boosters, Ms. McKenzie also served as a Girl Scout leader for both of her daughters. She was a member of the District 207 Community Advisory Council and has been active with many charitable organizations in the community.
Susan Kelly Sweeney
Susan Sweeney has called Park Ridge home for more than 40 years. She attended St. Paul of the Cross and Maine South High School before graduating from the University of Illinois at Champaign. She has been very actively involved in the community as a volunteer and is the proud mother of three children.
Susan is a longtime advocate of fiscally conservative principles on behalf of taxpayers and an avid leader and supporter of several Republican organizations. In 2012 Susan successfully secured the nomination for State Representative in District 55.
Susan currently works with special needs students in Maine Township. Previously, she was an award-winning IBM client manager, specializing in advising small businesses.
Susan’s goals as a trustee are to streamline government operations and ensure that every tax dollar is spent wisely.