Thursday, December 7, 2006

New Pace Chairman

Former Lemont Mayor Richard Kwasneski has been named Chairman of Pace. The Pace press release describes Kwasneski's background as follows:

He has been the Southwest Suburban Cook County Pace Board member since 2002. He is also a Commissioner of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) and a member of the Chicago Area Transit Study (CATS) Intermodal Task Force.

Kwasneski brings extensive government, transportation and planning background to the position. He is the Executive Director of the Joliet Arsenal Development Authority (JADA) and served the Village of Lemont for 16 years as Mayor and Village trustee. Kwasneski is also a Director of the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) and a member of its Airport Task Force and the Illinois Brownfield Association’s Government Affairs Committee.

In the past he has also served as Chairman of the Heritage Corridor I-355 Planning Council, Director of the Workforce Development Council of Will County, and Director of the Will County Governmental League where he was also the Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. His memberships have also included the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, the Southwest Council of Local Governments, the Southwest Council of Mayors and the Three Rivers Manufacturers Association Governmental Affairs Committee.

Pace and Metra (Carol Doris) now have new chairpersons. Can the CTA be next?

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