KEITH WHITE, PRESIDENT
Current Term Expires 2023
Keith White has been a Morton Grove Resident for 38 years. His late parents, Bud and Joan White, both served as commissioners during the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The Village is and has always been a central part of Keith’s life. He currently serves as the Chair of the Village’s Traffic and Safety Commission, as well as a volunteer for the Morton Grove Days, Commission, Wright Way Shelter and various restoration industry fundraisers. He is also a member of the St. Martha & the St. John Brebeuf Church.
His professional experience will provide valuable perspective and insight to the Park Board. Keith has worked for Laurens Restoration for over 20 years. He currently holds the role of General Manager responsible for the management of all restoration operations as well as the content division. In addition to working with first responders and insurance adjusters, he acts as the company’s fleet, safety training, and customer service manager.
JOHN PIETRON, COMMISSIONER
Elected in 2022
46 year Morton Grove resident.
– Previous member and Board member of Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry
– Previous member and Chairperson of the Morton Grove Economic Development Commission
– Previous Morton Grove Trustee
– Current Chairperson of Morton Grove Appearance Commission
– Current Chairperson of Morton Grove Niles Water Commission
– Volunteer on Morton Grove Days
Marketing management and Marketing Consulting
Currently retired from Marketing Consulting in helping clients acquire and retain clients/customers.
Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
Paul Minx is a United States Army Veteran and a lifelong Morton Grove Resident. Paul and his wife, Rita, have 4 children and 19 grandchildren, eight of which reside in Morton Grove.
Paul Minx has many years of experience in various Morton Grove community civic organizations. Commissioner Minx currently services as the president of the Morton Grove Days Commission, is a member of the Morton Grove Appearance Commission, serves on St. Martha’s Parish Council and Parish Life. Paul also spent 7 years volunteering on the Fire Department Pension Board for the Village. Paul’s current and past involvement with the Village of Morton Grove lends itself to a wealth of knowledge and experience.
STEVEN SCHMIDT, COMMISSIONER
Elected in 2019
Current Term Expires 2025
Steven Schmidt has been a Morton Grove Resident for 35 years. Steven attended grammar school at Emma S. Melzer District 63 and continued his education at Maine East High School. As a child he attended camp Mor Gro during the summers, and as a teen worked at Oriole Pool in the concession stand. Growing up he was a member of the swim team, Indian Guides, and other Morton Grove organizations. Steven and his son are members of AYSO through the park district, and frequent Oriole Pool in the summer months. The Village is and has always been a central part of Steven’s life. His goal in this position is to continue to work on new initiatives to build a more united east and west Morton Grove. He also has been involved in several charitable organizations in the surrounding area.
His professional experience and involvement with charitable organizations in the area, will provide valuable perspective and insight for the Park Board. Currently works for Stryker Medical, Emergency Care division. He currently holds the role of Territory Manager responsible for the sales and management of cardiac defibrillators, automated CPR devices, and transport products.
MAZHAR KHAN, COMMISSIONER
Elected in 2020
Current Term Expires 2027
Mazhar Khan is a Morton Grove resident and has been an active member of the Morton Grove community for years.
He currently serves on the Fire and Police Commission for the Village of Morton Grove. Mazhar Khan has been playing an active role in recruiting of police officers and fireman. As a part of his Commission he is responsible for the recruitment and promotions of sworn fire and police department personnel, including disciplinary action when required. He is also very active in Community Relations where he represents the people with Asian background. Mazhar takes pride in working with the interfaith team of the Northshore suburbs, where people of different faith get together on one platform and work in harmony with each other.
Mazhar believes in serving Community at large and promoting a culture of inquiry, and to think strategically, globally and futuristically taking into account the needs of the community.
Mazhar has served as a volunteer in many community organizations and affiliation for over 10 years, complemented with his science and engineering degree in Power plant.
He serves as a member of the Executive council and Vice President for MCC.
Mazhar Khan is actively involved in Operational management and directs the facility operations of MCC Academy of Morton Grove.
He was an instrumental administrator for Indy parks and recreation, before moving to Morton Grove back in late 90s. At his employment with Indy Parks & recreations he had exhibited a very successful management of 6 million-dollar budget and over more than 100 facilities under his supervision. He loves to address difficult issues and generate the solution.
As a part of his career he has also administered and managed maintenance operations for the O’Hare airport facilities at City of Chicago.