Winfield Township Elected Officials
Dona L. Smith, Supervisor
Dona is a life-long resident of Winfield Township and lives in West Chicago with her husband, Phil. Dona has three children, four step-children and several grandchildren. Dona served as Township Clerk for 6 years before being appointed to Supervisor in 2003, and has served in this office since. Dona has spent most of her adult life involved in community activities, including Chairman of the West Chicago Youth Commission, Director of the WC Open Gym Program, Chairman for the West Chicago National Night Out Program, and member of the West Chicago Lion’s Club. Dona is President of the West Chicago Mosquito Abatement District and a Vice President of the West Chicago American Legion Auxiliary Post 300. Dona is also the President of the DuPage County Association of Township Supervisors.
Nicole Prater, Township
Clerk Nicole Prater was elected to the Winfield Township Clerk, April of 2017. Nicole has resided in Warrenville for over 20 years. She is married to Michael Prater and has two dogs. She is a graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School class of 2000, College of DuPage Associate degree 2002, and Northern Illinois University B.A. 2005. Nicole is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and served one tour in the Middle East. She is a Life Member of Warrenville VFW, member of the American Legion, member of the DYR’s, Precinct Committeeman for the Winfield Township, and a Warrenville Park District Commissioner.
Mark W. Malay, Assessor
Mark spent his formative years in Winfield Township and decided to remain here with his wife, Laura, to raise their two children. Mark has worked in the Township Assessor’s Office for the past 20 years, with the last 15 years serving as our elected Assessor. His expertise and fairness as a Township assessor earned Mark the honor of serving as a past President of both the Northern Illinois Township Assessor’s Association and the DuPage County Assessor’s Association.
John S. Dusza, Highway Commissioner
John has lived in Winfield Township for 35 years and currently is living with his wife, Cindy, and son, Jacob in unincorporated West Chicago. John was employed by Winfield Township Road District for 17 years prior to being elected Highway Commissioner. For nine years John was a volunteer/paid on call firefighter for the Winfield Fire Protection District. He currently is an active member of the West Chicago Lions Club participating in their many fundraising events. John considers it an honor to have been able to work for the Road District and is appreciative of the opportunity to serve all the residents of Winfield Township as Highway Commissioner. His door is always open, please stop by or give him a call.
Winfield Township Trustees
Winfield Township has four trustees whom comprise the legislative branch of the township. With the supervisor, they have voting rights over establishing township policies outside the jurisdiction of the assessor and highway commissioner.
Don is a life-long Winfield Township resident. He and his wife, Cindy, raised two daughters. Don is a board member of the West Chicago Park District, a West Chicago Lions Club member and a certified USSF soccer referee. Don has been actively involved in the Republican Party for over 20 years and is an elected precinct committeeman. February 2012, Don was voted in to fill the trustee vacancy created when Fred Dusza retired, after serving on the Board since 2000.
Barbara has lived in Winfield Township for 25 yrs. She and her husband raised two beautiful and successful daughters here. She runs the Midwest Branch of an international logistics firm and has traveled around the world. She is an elected Precinct Committeeman in Precinct 34, and actively involved with the Republican Party. She was recently elected to Winfield Township Trustee.
Mike is an 8-year resident of Winfield Township. He and his wife Allison have four beautiful children. Mike received his B.S. in Management from Florida Gulf Coast University and Advanced Accounting Certificate from College of DuPage. Mike is very active in the community as a member of the School Board for Agape Preschool in Warrenville and an elected Precinct Committeeman for the Winfield Township Republicans. April 2017, Mike was elected as a Winfield Township Trustee.
Zach is a life-long Winfield Township resident. He is a Wheaton Warrenville South graduate. He has a degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Arizona State University. Zach is part owner in a local small business. He strives to bring that drive and success as a small business owner to the Board of Trustees.