The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Board Member: Peter "Pete" DiCianni
District 2

Peter DiCianni
Email:peter.dicianni@dupageco.org
Phone:630-834-4059
Fax:630-833-5180
Office Phone:630-833-5100 ext. 11
Term Expires:11-30-2014
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Personal Information

  • Married to Rose, children: Natalie, Peter, Brianna, all attend Elmhurst Public Schools
  • Lifelong resident of DuPage

Professional Experience

  • Mayor, City of Elmhurst, 2009 - 2013
  • President/CEO of DiCianni Graphics Inc. 1985 - present. A DuPage based Creative-Print-Marketing Firm.

Education

  • Graduate of York Community High School, 1984
  • Elmhurst College School of Economics & Business/BS. Business Management, 1988

Community Activity

  • Mayor of Elmhurst, 2009 - 2013
  • DuPage Storm Water Commissioner, 2009 - present
  • Western Access Task force Member, 2009 - present
  • Task Force on local Government, Advisor to Hon. Judy Barr Topinka
  • DuPage Senior Citizen Council-Supporter/Volunteer "Meals on Wheels"
  • Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce-Director, 2001 - 2009
  • Parishioner, Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church Member, Visitation Church Fathers' Club

Legislative Accomplishments/Awards

  • Author of Brianna's Law, 2008, allowing autism-related services to be covered by insurance. Legislation has been enacted in more than 33 States.
  • Author of "James' Law" Public Safety Legislation 2011 Enabling GPS locators to work with 911 system to find children and seniors who suffer from Autism, Alzheimer's and other cognitive impairments.
  • Co-Author of “Autism Protection Act” 2012 protects those with autism diagnosis from potentially losing insurance coverage with DSM5 change in diagnosis.
  • Legislative Hero Award "Childhood Obesity" YMCA of Chicago, 2009
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award West Suburban Philanthropic Network, 2009
  • The Young Entrepreneur under 40 Award, DuPage Business Ledger Award Recipient, 2004

Advocacy

  • Advocate for children, seniors and those with disabilities
  • Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation (ECAF)
    • Director & President 1996 - 2006 (raised a record $1 million)
    • Honorary Chair, 2009 - 2012
    • Awarded the "Friend of the Children" 2008 Ecaf's Highest Award
    • Assisted Families with DuPage Children with life threatening & Disabling Conditions
     
  • Metropolitan Family Services of DuPage - Director, 2006 - present
    • DuPage County's Largest Provider of Senior Services including Respite and Counseling
     
  • Center for Speech & Language Disorders (CSLD) that provides speech and language services to children with Autism
    • Awarded the "You Make a Difference Award", 2006
    • Brianna & Friends "Walk to Talk" -Walk Chairman, 2007 - present
  • Ray Graham People for Disabilities Walk
    • Co-Chairperson to raise money for people with disabilities, serving 2000 children & adults