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Geoff Neustadt

Commissioner Geoff Neustadt was elected to the Downers Grove Village Council in 2007 and was reelected in 2011 to his second term. Geoff currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem and was appointed to that position in May of 2013. He chose to get involved with public service because he has a love and desire to be actively involved in the community: "Our town is a great place to live, work, and be a part of."

Commissioner Neustadt has lived in Downers Grove his entire life. He met his wife Leslie in beautiful downtown Downers Grove in 2002 and they were married in 2005. Geoff and Leslie welcomed their first child, David Gregory, to their family in November 2008. In May of 2013 their second son Declan was born. Geoff, Leslie David& Declan also have a Labrador Retriever named Homer. In his spare time, Geoff enjoys playing golf, cooking, working in the yard and spending time with family and friends.

Geoff is proud of having been elected to serve on the Downers Grove Village Council. He states that the most rewarding aspect about serving on the Council is being able to help the residents in their times of need. It is very important to Commissioner Neustadt that the Village continues to provide excellent services, safety, and security for Downers Grove and its residents.

Professionally, Commissioner Neustadt has worked for over 20 years as a Maintenance Mechanic for Downers Grove Grade School District #58 and has worked in multiple retail stores including a small business in Downtown Downers Grove. He also has worked as a junior golf instructor for the Downers Grove Park District. Commissioner Neustadt attended the College of DuPage with studies in facilities management and various other course work. Geoff has continued his education by attending many seminars and certificate courses in the maintenance field.

Some of Commissioner Neustadt's positions and accomplishments include:

  • Mayor Pro Tem
  • Deputy Liquor Commissioner
  • Village of Downers Grove Transportation Advisory Commissioner
  • Village of Downers Grove Human Services Commissioner
  • Village of Downers Grove Public Services Committee
  • Council Liaison to the Downtown Downers Grove Management Corporation
  • Council Liaison to the Liquor Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Village of Downers Grove Human Services Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Village of Downers Grove Community Grants Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Village of Downers Grove Community Events Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Village of Downers Grove Environmental Concerns Commission
  • Council Liaison to the Village of Downers Grove Downers Grove Park Board
  • Council Liaison to Downers Grove Grade School District #58
  • Chairmen Village of Downers Grove Community Events Commission
  • Chairmen Village of Downers Grove Community Grants Commission
  • Chairmen Village of Downers Grove Public Safety Committee
  • Civic Member Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • President Downers Grove Custodial & Maintenance Association IEA / NEA
  • Downers Grove Grade School District #58 Financial Advisory Committee
  • Downers Grove Grade School District #58 Insurance Committee
  • Downers Grove Grade School District #58 Safety Committee
  • Member St. Joseph's Parish
  • Member Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1535