mkhan@mgparks.com
Elected in 2021
Current Term Expires 2027

Mazhar Khan, President

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 firemen. 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 people with Asian backgrounds. 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 the Community at large and promoting a culture of inquiry, and thinking 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 by his science and engineering degree in Powerplants. 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 the late 90s. During his employment with Indy Parks & Recreation, he had exhibited very successful management of a 6 million-dollar budget and 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 in the City of Chicago.

pietron@mgparks.com
Elected in 2023
Current Term Expires 2029
46 year Morton Grove resident

John Pietron, Vice-President

Community involvement:
– 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

Background:
Finance
Marketing management and Marketing Consulting
Currently retired from Marketing Consulting in helping clients acquire and retain clients/customers.

BS Finance
MBA
Black Belt Tae Kwon Do

jliston@mgparks.com
Elected 2023
Current Term Expires 2029

 

John Liston, Treasurer

John Liston earned a Bachelor of Science from the Darla Moore School of Businessmen at the University of South Carolina, receiving degrees in international business, human resources management, and entrepreneurship.  He obtained a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a certificate in advocacy.

John currently serves as Executive Director of Serra International. Prior to that he worked for the law firm of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP, as a civil defense attorney.  In addition to his work for Serra, John is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he teaches courses in negotiation, mediation, and client counseling.  John also serves as the treasurer for Innovation Experts, a non-profit that provides support services for public libraries, and the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation.

pminx@mgparks.com
Elected in 2019
Current Term Expires 2025

Paul Minx, Commissioner

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.

sschmidt@mgparks.com
Elected in 2019
Current Term Expires 2025

Steven Schmidt, Commissioner

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.

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