Councilman Joseph J. McElroy
City Council Term: 2011-2015

Councilman McElroyEarly Life

  • "I grew up on the south side of Chicago in the house where my mother still lives. This taught me the importance of strong, stable neighborhoods."


  • Master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago, 1999
  • Master’s in urban planning from Michigan State, 1986
  • B.A. in English from Illinois State, 1976

Work Experience

  • Principal, McElroy Associates, Naperville
  • Senior Planner, Planning Resources Inc., Wheaton
  • Vice President of Editorial Services, Windle Inc., Oak Brook
  • Deputy Director, City of Aurora, IL, Division of City Planning

Community Experience

  • NCTV17 Board of Directors
  • Naperville for Clean Energy & Conservation
  • Naperville Plan Commission
  • Rotary Club of Naperville
  • Naperville Development Partnership


  • Married to Kay for 31 years.  
  • Three (mostly) grown children: Mike is 26, Laura is 25 and Brendan is 21


  • "For the past 15 years I have been trying to teach myself how to play the guitar. I buy and sell used guitars."