Scott A. Wehrli


With decades of experience in business, banking, law enforcement and public service, lifelong Naperville resident Scott Wehrli was first elected to the office of mayor in 2023. A nonstop volunteer since he was 12 years old, Mayor Wehrli is keenly aware of the decisions that make Naperville one of the greatest communities in the country in which to live, work, raise a family or retire. Mayor Wehrli leads the City with a focus on public safety, economic development and sound fiscal policy, supporting a thriving local economy and providing residents a safe place to call home.

Adopted into a family with deep roots in Naperville, Mayor Wehrli grew up in the family construction business and continued working there full-time while he pursued his education at North Central College. He and his wife, Lynda, raised their two children, Sam and Hope, in Naperville.

Mayor Wehrli feels fortunate to have learned from mentors like former Mayor A. George Pradel, who taught him about servant leadership and how to foster a sense of community and inclusiveness. Mayor Wehrli has lived out these lessons through his community service, including being appointed at age 24 by former Mayor Sam Macrane as the youngest liquor commissioner in Naperville history. Mayor Wehrli led the City’s creation of proactive policies to curb liquor-related nightlife crime and continued serving on the commission for 29 years until becoming Liquor Commissioner upon his election as mayor.

Professionally, Mayor Wehrli is principal owner and secretary-treasurer of Naperville-based DuKane Precast, which employs more than 200 people and produces custom precast concrete products for building projects. He has worked as a part-time Naperville Park District Police officer for over three decades, rising to the position of Lieutenant. His dedication to the community previously led him to co-organize a group of business leaders to create community banks that specialize in local lending. The company has since gone public and merged with another banking organization, and Mayor Wehrli remains a bank board member.

Mayor Wehrli serves on the boards of several nonprofit, economic development and educational organizations, including two decades spent on the Naperville Development Partnership board, where he was chairman for two years; North Central College, his alma matter; and Marmion Academy. In 2023, Mayor Wehrli was recognized as an Edgar Fellow by the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, biking, fishing and traveling.

Mayor Wehrli’s experiences serving the public have taught him the importance of building upon the past to keep Naperville one of the greatest communities in the nation. As he guides the City, Mayor Wehrli provides locally focused leadership with an emphasis on policies to enhance Naperville’s exceptional quality of life.

Mayor Wehrli’s current term expires in 2027.

Illinois State Board of Elections Committee Details for Scott Wehrli for Naperville.