Elected Officials

All Officials at Dundee Township are elected for four (4) year terms. The current Officials were elected in 2021 and will serve through May 19, 2025.

Thrower_headshot_2021-E - CopySupervisor Arin Thrower - Elected and sworn into office in the spring of 2021, Supervisor Arin Thrower has more than 20 years of professional experience, which includes extensive work in government communications. Her work in local government includes serving as the Communications Manager for the City of Kissimmee, Florida, where her team won a Savvy Award for their work on the television program "Kissimmee FYI". Thrower has also served as the Public Information Officer for the City of Wheaton, Illinois, and she most recently led the communications team as Chief Communications Officer for Lake County Government throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. "My unique experience in television, non-profit organization, community service, and local government have greatly prepared me to lead Dundee Township and I am honored and humbled to serve our community." - Arin Thrower 
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Headshot_Mike Bielak_webAssessor - Michael Bielak is a seasoned assessor with more than 30 years of experience in the profession. He is currently serving his third term as the Dundee Township Assessor since taking office in 2010. Prior to that, Mike worked for the nation’s third-largest assessor’s office in Houston, Texas as the Commercial Property Supervisor. Commercial property valuation is his specialty along with a strong technical aptitude used in the mass appraisal process.
As required by law, Mike is a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer (CIAO) with Illinois Property Assessment Institute. From the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), he is also a Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) which is the highest national assessing designation obtainable. Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University. Mike and his wife Ronda have been residents of Algonquin since 2000 and have two adult children.

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Headshot_Richard Ahrens_webTrustee Richard (Dick) Ahrens has been a resident of Dundee Township since 2005. He is currently serving his second term as a Dundee Township Trustee. Richard ran for the Board of Trustee position because of his interest in Township government, and he is especially concerned with the well-being of the residents that Dundee Township serves. Richard brings 38 years of municipal work experience to the board. He retired in 2000 and since then is enjoying hunting, golfing, and traveling. Richard has a daughter and son and grandchildren who often enjoy vacations with them. At Christmas time Richard is seen around our community as one of Santa’s helpers as he visits different establishments spreading Christmas cheer.
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Headshot_Sue Harney_webTrustee Susan Harney
is a long-time advocate for land preservation and natural area protection.  She served on a variety of local and regional boards and has been a supporter of D-300 education when her children attended D-300 schools.  She co-authored Dundee Township’s successful Open Space Referendum in 1997 and served as the Township Supervisor from 2000 to 2017. She is currently a Township Trustee, the Vice-Chairman of the Kane County Planning Commission, and serves on the Conservation Foundation Advisory Board.  Sue oversaw the Township’s acquisition of Raceway Woods, Library Springs, and the Jelke Creek Annex. She directed and managed the restoration and development of the Township’s Open Space lands including the Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary, Raceway Woods, Wahoo Woods, and the Dixie Briggs Fromm Nature Preserve during her tenure as Supervisor. She is committed to the preservation and restoration of our biological heritage in the Fox River Valley for the recreation and health of present and future residents.  Sue and her husband moved to Sleepy Hollow more than 30 years ago and raised their family in the Village. They have a wonderful daughter and son-in-law, a terrific son, and three amazing grandchildren. They love adventure travel and enjoy volunteering on Dundee Township Open Space.  
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Trustee Susan Romano 
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Headshot_Ken Schaffer_web
 Trustee Ken Schaffer has been serving the residents of Dundee Township since 2000. He understands the importance of fiscal accountability and responsibility for local government and is focused on intergovernmental cooperation with the Township's municipal partners. Ken holds a Masters's degree in Business Administration from Benedictine University. He and his wife reside in West Dundee with their son and daughter. 

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Clerk - Autumn L. Sheppard 
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Highway Commissioner - David Schulz
847-426-0898 / Email

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