City Officials

Mayor Mick Porter

Mayor
Mick Porter
815.592.4270 Cell Phone
815.472.2063 Home
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Jenene Hensen

City Clerk
Jenene Henson
815.472.6521 Home
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Becky Peterson

City Treasurer
Becky Peterson
815.472.4914 Home
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Carrie Navratil

Alderwoman Ward 1
Carrie Navratil
815.954.2676 Cell
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Diann Denton

Alderwoman Ward 1
Diann Denton
815.472.3212 Home
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Chuck Steele

Alderman Ward 2
Chuck Steele
815.472.6388 Home
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Nova Metz

Alderwoman Ward 2
Nova Metz
815.472.3701 Home
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John Rehmer

Alderman Ward 3
John Rehmer
815.472.2460 Home
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David Cook

Alderman Ward 3
David Cook
815.472.3451
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Mark Lesyna

Alderman Ward 4
Mark Lesyna
708.724.4270 Cell
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Jack Metz

Alderman Ward 4
Jack Metz
815.472.3398
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Mayor Mick Porter, elected April, 2009 and again in April, 2013, had been a Ward 3 Alderman from 2004 to 2007. He has been a school teacher for more than 20 years. Mayor Porter is employed as a 6th grade Social Studies/7th grade History teacher at the Momence Junior High School. Mayor Porter and his wife, Lisa, volunteer for many local organizations, enjoy reading, music, golfing, and spending time with family.

Education:
Momence High School Graduate in 1977
Associates Degree from Kankakee Community College in 1994
Bachelors in Elementary Education from Governors' State University in 1996
Masters Degree in Education from Olivet Nazarene University in 2005



 

Jenene grew up in Bourbonnais, IL, and currently works for the Momence School District at Momence Junior High School since September, 2005. She holds the position of Finance Secretary. Jenene married in 1991 to Michael Henson, owner and operator of Southside Meats Butcher Shop in Momence. They have 2 children, Samantha and Steven. She enjoys reading, gardening and sports!

Education:
Administrative Assistant Certificate from Fox Business College
Accounting Certificate from Kankakee Community College
Paraprofessional



 



Margaret "Becky" Peterson has been a long time Momence citizen and has been City Treasurer since 2005. She is retired from Parish Bank & Trust Company and also for twenty years helped run the family owned Jensen Drug Store. She has two daughters, Beth and Jane, and two granddaughters. She enjoys travel, working at Conrad Park and spending time with friends and family.


 


 

Carolyn "Carrie" Navratil was elected in April, 2015. Alderwoman Navratil is married to Todd Navratil and they have two daughters, Samantha & Alyssa. Alderwoman Navratil is employed with Metabolic Management in Grant Park as a customer service rep assisting doctors and their patients. She has lived in Momence all her life and looks forward to serving the citizens of Momence as her father Richard Sharkey did many years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Committees:
  • Member: Streets & Alleys
  • Member: Water & Sewer
  • Member: Ordinance/Zoning

 


Alderwoman Denton was appointed in September, 2009, and was reappointed in January, 2012.  Originally from Iowa, she grew up in Primghar, Iowa and then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa.  Her first visit to Momence was in the summer of 1980.  She became a resident in 1985. She has been married to Kevin for 24 years and they have one son.

Alderwoman Denton is employed with Timberline Business Service as the Business Development Director. She enjoys camping, traveling and auto racing.

Committees:
  • Chair: Budget & Finance
  • Member: Police
  • Member: Local Improvement

 

Committees:
  • Chair: Streets & Alleys
  • Member: Police

 

 

 

 


Alderwoman Nova Metz was elected in April 2009, and again in 2013. Alderwoman Metz is married to John, they have two children, Zane and Laynee.

Alderwoman Metz is also the President of the Momence PTO and Secretary of the Momence Lions Club.  She is very active in what her children are involved with. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Committees:
  • Chair: Water & Sewer
  • Member: Budget & Finance
  • Member: Ordinance/Zoning
  • Member: Local Improvement



John Rehmer is a life-long resident of Momence. He attended St. Pat’s Grade School, Momence High School, and Illinois State University. John got his Master’s Degree at Governors State. He taught in the Momence School District from 1980 to 2013, and continues to work as a substitute teacher at different schools in the area. John married Ellen Rehmer in 1977 and they have one daughter, Aimee Denny. She and her husband Nick live in Peotone with his four grandchildren.

John has served on the board of Main Street Momence, worked as a sportswriter/statistician/announcer for Momence School District sports teams, and is Religious Education Coordinator at St. Patrick’s Church in Momence. According to John, “Being on the Momence City Council presents me with both new challenges and new opportunities. I hope to do my best to make Momence the best place to live for all its residents.”

Committees:
  • Member: Police
  • Member: Ordinance/Zoning
  • Member: Budget & Finance
  • Member: Water & Sewer

Alderman David Cook was appointed to the city council in November, 2009. He grew up in Alaska and Wisconsin, and came to the area to attend Olivet Nazarene University, graduating in 1980. David lived out of the area over the years in California and Wisconsin, then moved to Momence in 2000. He works as a landscape designer for Art's Landscaping in Bourbonnais, and is an avid gardener. He is involved in various civic organizations.

Committees:
  • Chair: Local Improvement
  • Member: Streets & Alleys




Alderman Mark Lesyna was elected in May of 2007. He has been an alderman since February of 2006. Mark was born in St Louis, and he and his wife, Patricia, moved to Momence in December of 1993.  Mark has three sons, and been employed by Kodak Alaris for the past two years, which is a spin-off of Eastman Kodak, where he worked for 39 years.

Committees:
  • Chair: Ordinance/Zoning
  • Chair: Police
  • Member: Budget & Finance
  • Member: Local Improvement



Alderman Jack Metz was born and raised here in Momence. He has owned and operated a business in Momence for over 41 years. Jack was previously on the City Council for 14 years.

Committees:
  • Member: Water & Sewer
  • Member: Streets & Alleys

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

Chairperson is underlined

BUDGET/FINANCE

  • Diann Denton
  • Nova Metz
  • Mark Lesyna
  • John Rehmer

STREETS AND ALLEYS

  • Chuck Steele
  • Carrie Navratil
  • David Cook
  • Jack Metz

POLICE

  • Mark Lesyna
  • Diann Denton
  • Chuck Steele
  • John Rehmer

LOCAL IMPROVEMENT

  • David Cook
  • Nova Metz
  • Diann Denton
  • Mark Lesyna

ORDINANCE/ZONING

  • Mark Lesyna
  • Carrie Navratil
  • Nova Metz
  • John Rehmer

WATER AND SEWER

  • Nova Metz
  • Carrie Navratil
  • John Rehmer
  • Jack Metz

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