Councilwoman Judy Brodhead
City Council Term: 2015-2017

City Council - Judy BrodheadEarly Life

  • Grew up in Wayne, N.J., a suburb of NYC
  • Before 1985, also lived in North Carolina, Virginia and California


  • B.A., Rutgers University
  • M.A., Rutgers University

Work Experience

  • Faculty member at North Central College since 1990
  • Currently Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Cultural Events
  • Also teaches in the Urban & Suburban Studies Program

Community Experience

  • Transportation Advisory Board
  • Plan Commission
  • Naperville Development Partnership
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • League of Women Voters past President


  • Married to Gary Smith for 39 years
  • Three children (Matthew, Sarah and Garrett)


  • Travel, crossword puzzles, sailing

"Fun Fact"

  • Spent 8 weeks in Beijing and 7 weeks in Kyoto with 12 students in 2006