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Angela Mesaros, AICP

Director of Economic and Community Development, Village of Homewood

Angela Mesaros serves as Director of Economic and Community Development for the Village of Homewood. Homewood has adopted a new zoning ordinance that modernizes use categories and provides for community sustainability. A primary focus is revitalization of downtown Homewood through Transit Oriented Development, business attraction, and support of existing businesses. Angela holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and serves on the board of the Homewood Arts Council and the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority.

Colleen Malec, AICP

Senior Planner, Village of Mundelein

Colleen Malec, AICP is a Senior Planner for the Village of Mundelein, where she will be celebrating her 10-year anniversary this fall. Colleen spends her days guiding developers and businesses through the entitlement process, working on long-range planning for the community, managing various boards and commissions, and all of the other bits that come with local government. She spends her weekends playing board games, kayaking, and camping. Fun fact: She is an avid artist and always has a desk full of doodles on post-it notes.

Nathan Bruemmer

Planner, Village of Niles

Nathan Bruemmer has been working as a Planner for the Village of Niles since 2019. Prior to that, he interned for the Village of Schiller Park and the Chicago Loop Alliance. Nathan holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois - Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. In his free time he enjoys exploring the Chicagoland area by bike and foot.