Elected Officials


Vera A. Wilt


Vera A. Wilt has lived in Riverside Township since 1983, and she has provided nearly 20 years of public service to the community. Currently in her second term as Township Supervisor, she has previously served for 5 years as a North Riverside Village Trustee, 5 years as Riverside Township Clerk, and 18 years on the North Riverside Civil Service Commission. Vera’s late husband Gary was the Riverside Township Supervisor from 1997 until his death in 2004. Vera has held various volunteer offices in the North Riverside Library Foundation, and was an At-Large member of the Illinois State Board of Health for several years as well. Vera is a lawyer with over 25 years of business management experience, and a lifetime of volunteer and organizational leadership experience in professional, fraternal, community, and ethnic organizations. Supervisor Wilt has two adult children; her son Adam and his wife live in Riverside, and her daughter Alix and her husband live nearby in Brookfield. Vera believes that elected office means service to the community and the needs of the individual residents. She loves township government because it is hands-on and efficient in its use of tax dollars.

Phone/Office: (708) 442-4400
Email: [email protected]


Frances Sitkiewicz


Frances Sitkiewicz holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from DePaul University. She has worked in the Township Assessor’s Office since 2001 and has been the Assessor since 2010. Fran has resided in Riverside for over 20 years, and has served as President on the boards of three different parent organizations for the schools of Central Elementary, Hauser Junior High, and Riverside Brookfield High while her children were students there. Fran has also been an active and associate member of the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity and is also an active member of the Riverside Township Lions Club and St. Mary’s Church. Beyond her CIAO designation, Fran continues to stay knowledgeable and informed as Vice President of the Cook County Township Assessors Association and Treasurer of the Township Officials of Cook County. With the primary goal of educating and informing the tax payer, Fran has brought the Township Assessor’s Office into the digital and social media age. Activity in the Township Assessor’s Office has quadrupled since she has taken office. She is committed to watching over our tax dollars by providing constituent assistance in the most cost-effective way possible.

Phone/Office: 708-447-7700
Email: [email protected]

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Jay Reyes


Jay Reyes was recently appointed to serve as Riverside Township Clerk after the untimely death of the previous Clerk in early 2023. Jay brings over 20 years of experience as a Riverside resident, parent, business owner, and public servant. He is a licensed attorney and maintains extensive ties to Chicagoland’s business, civic, government, and legal communities. A former member of the Board of Trustees of Triton College in River Grove, Jay also served as Legal Counsel to Judy Baar Topinka, former Illinois Comptroller and Riverside resident. Jay and his family are parishioners at St. Mary of Riverside Catholic Church and he is also a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a Catholic service organization focused on serving the poor and sick. Jay is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Law, formerly the John Marshall Law School. Jay is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Email: [email protected]


Mary Rob Clarke


Mary Rob Clarke is a lifelong resident of the Village of Riverside and is currently serving her third term as a Township Trustee. She was instrumental in starting a monthly senior program in the Township, and began a three-times-a-week senior exercise class. Mary Rob led the way to start a Township Speaker Series, where past topics have included: children hidden during the Holocaust, the Eastland Disaster, and the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Foundation, featuring the leading historian on President Abraham Lincoln. Locally, Trustee Clarke is an active member in the Riverside Presbyterian Church, the Riverside Township Lion’s Club, and a member of the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, and the Friends of American Writers. Nationally, she serves on the Board of the Entomological Foundation and professionally, Mary Rob works for a global environmental products and services company.


Timothy Heilenbach


Timothy Heilenbach has been a resident and homeowner in Brookfield for the last 11 years. For the past 16 years, he has been employed by a mid-level accounting firm as a supervising senior in the compliance auditing department. Tim is also a paid-on-call Rehab Unit Crew member of the Pleasantview Fire Protection District, which services Countryside, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, and Burr Ridge. He is also vice president of the Pleasantview Firefighters Association and was recently appointed to the Brookfield Police and Fire Commission. Tim served as the Chairman of the Public Safety Committee in the Village of Brookfield for 4 years, and is currently the President of the Riverside Township Mental Health Board. Over the years he has volunteered for the Special Olympics, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, PeopleCare, and the Berwyn Recreation Youth Football League as a coach.

John P. Carroll, Jr.


Bio Forthcoming…

Matthew J. Decosola


Bio forthcoming…