The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

DuPage County Public Aid Committee


Name: Kathryn Nelson
Title: Liaison to Townships
Address: 421 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-782-7545


421 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187


The Public Aid Committee acts as a board of appeals for those citizens applying for or receiving aid from County Departments. The Committee hears appeals on decisions that deny or terminate aid; grant aid in an amount which is deemed inadequate; or otherwise change or cancel aid awards and grants.

Meeting Schedule

As necessary when there is an appeal.



Appointed By

County Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board




Applicants must be a township Supervisor of General Assistance in DuPage County.


9 township officials plus the County Board Chairman.


305 ILCS 5/11-8


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
Thomas Arends 06/23/2009 N/A Alternate Trustee
Kathryn Cermak Durante 11/22/2005 N/A Trustee
Charles Clarke 09/09/2003 N/A Trustee
Chris Heidorn 11/22/2005 N/A Alternate Trustee
Edward Levato 11/22/2005 N/A Trustee
Dona Smith 05/13/2008 N/A Alternate Trustee
John Valle 11/22/2005 N/A Trustee
Gary Vician 06/23/2009 N/A Alternate Trustee
Frank Wurster 06/23/2009 N/A Alternate Trustee
Dan J. Cronin06/14/2011 N/A County Board Chairman

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