Mayor A. George Pradel
Mayoral Term: 1995-2015

Mayor A. George PradelEarly Life

  • Born in Hyde Park in Chicago
  • Moved to Naperville, IL in 1939 where he plans to spend the rest of his life


  • Associate Degree Police Science
    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn
  • Served as a U.S. Marine from 1956-1959

Work Experience

  • He served in the Naperville Police Department for 29 years and retired from the force as Lieutenant of Police on April 30, 1995, to become Mayor.

Community Experience

  • The Illinois Tollway Authority
  • Naperville Lions Club
  • Naperville Rotary Club
  • Naperville Kiwanis Club
  • Naperville Exchange Club
  • Police and Fire Pension Boards
  • DuPage County Police Association
  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Association
  • The Hundred Club of DuPage
  • North East Multi-Regional Training Board
  • Founder of Safety Town
  • Founder of the Naperville Marines
  • Mayor Pradel is very active in religious life. 


  • Married to Pat for 50 years (51 on August 20, 2011)
  • Two sons, George and Gary, and one daughter, Carol


  • Naper A's, Model A Ford Club
  • Hunting
  • Volunteering to help children

"Fun Fact"

  • Making people laugh while making fun of himself through musicals and plays
  • Antique collecting