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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.

Jesal was elected Trustee in 2007. Previously he served as a member of the Sign Appearance Review Board. Jesal is the Chair for the Finance Committee and a member of the Committee of Ordinances, Rules and Building. He currently serves as the liaison to both the Economic Development Commission and Board of Fire and Police. He was born, raised, and educated in Lincolnwood and is married with two children. Jesal is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and owner of Lincolnwood based businesses.

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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