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Village Administrator
John Downs

Dear Valued Customers,

For the past 27 years,  I have proudly served as your Village Administrator. While much has changed since 1988, my commitment to our customers has remained steadfast.

During my time as your employee, I  always viewed each day as a challenge to provide you and your family with the best quality of life possible here in Mokena.  While I made my share of mistakes, I always did my best.  In return, you provided me an opportunity to serve almost my entire career in one position.  For that experience, I am forever grateful.

I had a lot of help from the five Village Presidents I served with; Mike Everett, Ron Grotovsky, Robert Chiszar, Joe Werner and Frank Fleischer along with over two dozen other elected officials.  Each and every elected official I worked with contributed to my ongoing growth and development.   In addition, I admire all of the incredible people I worked with and will always be proud that I got the chance to stand along side them to serve you each and every day to the best of our collective ability.

Through employment as your Village Administrator, my wife Pat and I have enjoyed a wonderful life as a fellow resident and neighbor.   We love living right here in Mokena and plan on staying as we enter the next phase of our life together.  We thank the community for this aspect of our life.  While my time as your employee is now over, I sincerely thank you for the honor of serving you and your family.  Best of luck in the years ahead.

John Downs,
Your Retired Village

Village of Mokena • 11004 Carpenter Street • Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 479-3900 • FAX (708) 479-4844