James Kucera was elected to the Village Board in 2013 and is a 20 year resident of La Grange Park. Mr. Kucera has worked for FirstMerit Financial Services, Inc. for 25 years and currently serves as a Financial Advisor. Previously, he worked for Wells Fargo Advisors as a Financial Advisor and for MB Financial Bank as a Branch Manager. Mr. Kucera received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from De Paul University and also holds a NASD Series 7 License and Series 66 Illinois Life and Health Insurance. As an active member of the community, Mr. Kucera currently serves on the Board of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the La Grange Park Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Board of Interfaith Community Partners.
Mr. Kucera decided to run for office because throughout his residency, he has been deeply involved in local school and sports activities. Now that his children are away at college, he feels that serving as a Village Trustee provides an “opportunity to stay engaged and work to continue to shape the future path of the Village.” Prior to being elected Village Trustee, Mr. Kucera served on the Village’s Plan Commission.