The township board of trustees is the legislative branch of township government. Each single township has four trustees and a supervisor that comprise the board. Each board member, elected at-large within the township, has one vote on all issues before the township board.
In their capacity as legislative officers, the trustees adopt the annual town budget and appropriation ordinance, the general assistance budget and the road district budget. Trustees are also responsible for approving all township expenses and auditing bills submitted for payment by the highway commissioner.
TROY TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES ARE:
JOHN D. GREENWOOD – Troy Township resident since 1973. John was appointed Collector in 2020; was elected as Trustee in 2021. He is a 1970 Business Administration Magna Cum Laude graduate of Alcorn State University with minors in Accounting and Business Finance. After graduation Greenwood served the Federal Government for over 48 ½ years holding various positions throughout the years within the Department of Energy and its predecessor agencies until his retirement in January of 2019. John’s accomplishments and accolades were so vast that upon announcing his retirement, the Secretary of Energy, the Honorable Secretary Rick Perry, bestowed upon John Greenwood the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award.
Greenwood has been active in his community over the years, having provided community activities and support of the Hook Training in the Fairmont area; served on the Peter Claver Board of Directors; Dow Community Advisory Panel; Joliet Community Service Commission; Troy Public Library Board of Directors; and Easter Seals Joliet Region Board of Directors.
Greenwood is also the Founding Basileus of Nu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, which he dearly loves. Greenwood is married with one son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
BRYAN W. KOPMAN – Bryan is a lifelong resident of Will County, living in Troy Township since 2000. Bryan was originally appointed as Collector in October 2015 then appointed to the Trustee position in June of 2017. He is a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Northwestern University, and University of Notre Dame Law School. Licensed as a lawyer in 1995, he has always practiced in Will County and is a founding member of Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold, LLC. He is a member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Parish and has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations as well as volunteered as a coach at Troy Baseball, St. Raymond School, Joliet Park District, and the YMCA. Bryan and his wife Jan live in Shorewood with their four children
JERRY NUDERA – resident of Will County and Troy Township since 1989. He retired as a Deputy Chief with the Will County Sheriff’s Office in 2017 after 28 years of service. Jerry received his B.A from Lewis University and his MPA from Roosevelt University. Jerry spends his spare time as a Boy Scout leader. He is the Scoutmaster for Troop 256, chartered by Troy Schools 30C. Jerry also sits on the Rainbow Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Committee as the Vice President of Outdoors Adventures. Jerry is married and has three sons
BRETT WHEELER – born and raised in Joliet and owner/operator of The Body Werks Collision Repair Center in Shorewood since 1989. Brett is an active member of the Troy Fire Department having started out as a volunteer in 1996. Brett has served the Township as Collector from 2003-2005; was elected as Trustee for the 2005-2009 term; and was then appointed as Trustee in February of 2012. Brett currently resides in Shorewood with wife Laurie and daughter Megan.
25448 W Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL 60404
25448 W Seil Rd, Shorewood, IL 60404