42 communities and 19 school districts dedicated to reducing aircraft noise in the communities around O’Hare International Airport since 1996.

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Joe Annunzio

Joe Annunzio

ONCC Chair
Village of Niles

Jennifer Kelsall

Dr. Jennifer Kelsall

ONCC Vice-Chair
Vice Chair, School Sound Insulation Committee
School District 234

Tim Keeley

Tim Keeley

Interim ONCC Treasurer
School District 214

 

Evan Summers

Jamie Rhee

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

 

Evan Summers

Evan Summers

Chair
Fly Quiet Committee
Village of Bensenville

Mike Latoria

Mike Latoria

Chair
Technical Committee
Village of Itasca

 

Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Vice-Chair
Technical Committee
Village of River Grove

Ralph Sorce

Ralph Sorce

Chair
Residential Sound Insulation Committee
Village of Melrose Park

Raymond Kuper

Dr. Raymond Kuper

Chair
School Sound Insulation Committee
School District 86

 

 

Joe Annunzio

Joseph J. Annunzio

ONCC Chair

Joseph J. Annunzio, elected ONCC Chair in 2021 and Vice-Chair in 2015, previously served as ONCC Fly Quiet Committee chair as well as Technical Committee Chair. Annunzio previously served as the village attorney for Niles, a community of 30,000 residents, and has been an ONCC member since 2000.

Annunzio is a member of the lawyer’s section of the Northwest Municipal Conference. He is also a regional vice president and member of the home rule attorney’s committee for the International Municipal Lawyers Association and president of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association.

Annunzio earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School and was deputy chief in the environmental division of the Illinois Attorney’s Office before opening his own firm, Joseph J. Annunzio & Associates, concentrating on environmental law, in 1994. The same year he was appointed adjunct professor of environmental law at John Marshall Law School.

A graduate in music education from Northeastern Illinois University, Mr. Annunzio was a band director in the 1970s and earned a master’s degree in music composition from Roosevelt University before pursuing his law career.

 

Jennifer Kelsall

Dr. Jennifer Kelsall

ONCC Vice-Chair, Vice-Chair, School Sound Insulation Committee

Dr. Jennifer Kelsall serves as Superintendent for Ridgewood Community High School District 234. The district contains one high school with 800 students from Norridge and Harwood Heights. Jennifer is married and resides in suburban Chicago. Jennifer earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Educational Administration from Illinois State University. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University.

 

Tim Keeley

Tim Keeley

Interim ONCC Treasurer

 

 

Evan Summers

Jamie Rhee

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Jamie Rhee manages one of the world’s busiest airport systems, comprised of O’Hare and Midway International Airports, which serves more than 100 million passengers each year and propels Chicago as a global leader for air cargo activity. Rhee has a long history of mastering complex issues in aviation as well as municipal government. Rhee began her career with the City of Chicago, and has worked for nearly 24 years in various roles, most recently as the Chief Procurement Officer. Rhee previously served in various roles at the CDA, including General Counsel for the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). She also played key roles in previous administrations, having served as a Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor; and in various roles at the Departments of Law and Planning and Development.

 

Evan Summers

Evan Summers

Chair, Fly Quiet Committee

Mr. Summers has served as chair of the Technical Committee since 2020. He currently serves as the Village Manager of the Village of Bensenville. Mr. Summers served the City of Berwyn for nearly eight years in project management and as the Assistant City Administrator. Prior to serving in the City of Berwyn, he served the City of Valparaiso in project management and research. Mr. Summers is experienced in policy & budget analysis, compliance, public relations and economic development. Mr. Summers holds his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Management from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.

 

Mike Latoria

Mike Latoria

Chair, Technical Committee

Mike has been actively involved with the ONCC since 2009 while serving 17 1/2 years as a Trustee for the Village of Itasca and currently as the Building Supervisor in the Building Department. Mike’s experience offers insight from both sides of the public/private discussion to deliver on residents' needs and wants. Combining over 35 years of owning and operating a design-build/ contracting /construction management business while serving the public as an elected official. Mike has an AAS in Construction Technology and a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University, in addition to other certifications directly associated with the construction real estate industry. He has a successful, proven track record of working collaboratively with multiple levels of government, departments, commissions, and residents throughout the Chicagoland area.

 

Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Vice-Chair, Technical Committee

Dennis K. Ryan, named Vice-Chair of the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission’s Technical Committee in September 2011, has served as ONCC representative for the Village of River Grove since February 2009.

Mr. Ryan is a U.S. Navy disabled veteran who served as a radioman in Vietnam, the Philippines and aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bon Home Richard. He was a Second Class Petty Officer.

Mr. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance from DePaul University, Chicago. He founded the Dennis K. Ryan Realty Companies in 1972 and is a managing broker, builder and consultant.

As an active citizen in River Grove, Mr. Ryan introduced Building Ordinance Code Administration laws in the village and headed up the BOCA inspection department for four years. He was also a part-time police sergeant and radio operator with the village’s Police Department for 15 years. Mr. Ryan is currently vice president of the River Grove Public Library District Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ryan is an advanced class amateur radio operator and has received numerous awards for his volunteer work during disasters and emergencies, including recognition by the American Radio Relay League. He also volunteered for the Village of Melrose Park Emergency Services and Public Safety Department for 20 years.

Mr. Ryan and his wife, Noreen, have lived in River Grove since 1976.

 

Ralph Sorce

Ralph Sorce

Chair, Residential Sound Insulation Committee

Ralph Sorce has served on the Residential Sound Insulation Committee since 2001, where he has overseen the sound insulation of homes within the noise contour. Mr. Sorce is the building commissioner for the Village of Melrose Park and has worked in the field of municipal services since 1993. Mr. Sorce has played a pivotal role within this department, dealing with many aspects of Village business. Mr. Sorce received his Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University and is an active and contributing member of several professional and environmental organizations.

 

Raymond Kuper

Dr. Raymond Kuper

Chair, School Sound Insulation Committee

Dr. Raymond Kuper has served as the Chair of the School Sound Insulation Committee since 1997, where he guided the development of criteria used to select schools for the Sound Insulation Program. In addition, Kuper served as ONCC Vice-Chair from the Commission's inception until 2015.

Dr. Kuper worked in the field of education for over 30 years. He began his teaching career in the Chicago Public Schools, where he taught for seven years. He has had additional experience in the North and Northwest Chicago suburbs where he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and superintendent. Dr. Kuper retired in May 2009 as superintendent of Union Ridge School Dist. 86 in Harwood Heights.

 

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