Commissioner Nicole Walus was appointed to the Village Council in August 2016. Nicole has helped to serve Downers Grove as a member of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove since 2014. Nicole grew up in a service oriented environment. Her mother always stressed the importance of helping others and giving back and her father served the community she grew up in as a police officer and sergeant for over 30 years. Nicole graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor's degree in History Secondary Education and Music. She went on to obtain her master's degree in Education Administration in 2009 and finished another master's degree in Teaching and Learning in 2017.
She is a teacher at the high school level as a cross-categorical special education teacher working with students who have learning disabilities and/or emotional disturbance and runs the behavior program in her building alongside the school social worker.
Nicole and her husband Mark have been residents of Downers Grove since 2010 and live near Downers South High School with their two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, volunteering, traveling, and running
Current term expires in 2023
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