Deborah A. Engler, married to husband Mike since 1984, with step-daughter Michelle, has lived in Mokena since 1990. In addition to being elected to her first term as Village Trustee in 2007, Ms. Engler has a record of community involvement that goes back to her time as a Girls Softball coach and manager, involvement with the PTA as President for 2 years and work on various PTA committees and as a Girl Scout Leader. Most recently, she has been an active member of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce, serving as a Board Member for 6 years, Treasurer for 2 years and President in 2005. She has also served on or helped with virtually every Chamber of Commerce committee during her membership of the Chamber. She has been the Chairperson for the Chamber Christmas Fest for several years. Ms. Engler has received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Brenda Edgar, received the Women of Achievement Award from the Lieutenant Governor Corrine Wood, received an award from Dr. Lawrence Wyllie, Superintendent of Lincoln-way High School District 210 recognizing her extra efforts supporting the school and their students. She is an active member of St. Mary's parish, served on the Mokena Millennium Celebration Committee, serves on the Mokena Community Affairs Commission, and is a member of the Lincolnway Business Woman's Association. Ms. Engler has been employed since 1976 as an Executive Administrative Assistant for a nationwide industrial parts distributor. Elected 2007 -- "I believed that Mokena was a great place to live the day we moved in and it has only gotten better over the years. However, there will always be opportunities for improvement. Village government needs to continue to work to create a better retail scene that supports our school districts (one of the main reasons we moved here) and that makes Mokena a town that people want to live in and shop in. What can we do to promote development? What can we do to keep our sales tax dollars here and encourage people from other communities to also spend their tax dollars here? This is something I hope to help achieve."