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Board of Trustees

The Village President, Clerk, and six-member Board of Trustees are elected at large for four-year terms.

For Village Board Meeting documents including agendas, packets, and minutes, click here.


Ronald S. Cope

Ron was elected to the position of Trustee in 2013. Previously he served as the Village Attorney for 20 years. Ron and his wife have lived in Lincolnwood for almost 20 years. He is a partner in a law firm.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

Georjean Hlepas Nickell

Georjean was elected Trustee in 2017. Previously a commissioner for both the Traffic and Beautification Boards, she was also elected to the Lincolnwood School District #74 Board of Education three times. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Madeline Grant Volunteer of the Year Award. Growing up in Lincolnwood, Georjean and her husband returned 27 years ago to raise their family. They have three sons and a daughter. She is a Managing Partner in a private real estate and development company.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

Jean Ikezoe-Halevi

Jean was elected to the position of Trustee in 2017. Previously she served as a commissioner on the Zoning Board of Appeals and was Chairman of the Human Relations Commission. Jean and her husband have lived in Lincolnwood since 1990. They have a son and a daughter.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

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Jesal B. Patel, Sr.

Trustee Patel’s dedication to public service in Lincolnwood began in 2005 with his appointment to the Sign Appearance Review Board. He was first elected as Trustee in 2007 and has served the Village continuously in that role since then.  As a Trustee, Jesal currently serves as the Chair for the Finance Committee for the Village Board.  In his tenure, Jesal has served as Village Board Liaison to all of Lincolnwood’s Boards and Commissions and has a comprehensive historical knowledge of our operations.  Jesal was raised and educated in Lincolnwood and is a graduate of Loyola Academy and Indiana University. Jesal is a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and owner of Patel Realty located here in Lincolnwood. Jesal is married and has three children. He has a passion for running and can often be seen running the streets of Lincolnwood.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

Atour Sargon

Atour Toma Sargon was elected to the position of Trustee in 2019.  Atour has a BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a MA in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.  She currently serves on the Lincolnwood PTA as First Vice President.  Atour grew up in Lincolnwood and moved back three years ago with her husband to raise their family.  They have a daughter and a son.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

Craig Klatzco

Craig was elected to the position of Trustee in 2013 and 2019. Craig and his wife have lived in Lincolnwood for over 25 years. He is a certified teacher and owner of Novelty Golf and Games, and the Bunny Hutch Restaurant in Lincolnwood.

Email: Call: (847) 745-4717

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