Alderman Joseph Marrotta
Fourth Ward Alderman
“If you have an issue, I promise to get you an answer. It may not be the answer that you want to hear, but it will be the best answer possible in a timely fashion”. – Joe’s promise to the people.
Alderman Joseph “Joe” Marrotta, III was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Summit, IL and attended Argo Community High School as well as Moraine Valley Community College (Criminal Justice Studies), South Suburban College (State Paramedic Certification) and University of Illinois/Urbana (Fire Science).
During High School Joe became involved with the Summit Fire Department through a school work program. Joe worked his way up the ranks to the position of Captain/Paramedic. In 2003 Joe began his career with the Cook County Sheriffâ€™s Department as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2007 Joe retired from Summit Fire Dept. after 18 years of service at the rank of Captain/Paramedic to pursue a career in local government with the City of Palos Hills, IL as an Alderman. Joe still holds this position where he serves the residents of the 4th Ward as well as chairs the citywide committee of Economic Development in addition to being committee member of two other citywide committees, Ordinance/Legislation & Planning/Zoning. Joe also chairs the committee that overseas driveway reconstruction and variances. In 2009 Joe was responsible for the reconstruction and and dedication of the vacant land on 78th Ave. This area is now called Glacier Park and has been transformed into one of Palos Hills lovely parks. It also currently holds the Skate Under the Stars every winter in our ice rink which is sponsored by Joe.
Joe met his wife, Karyn (Hevrdejs) a lifelong resident of Palos Hills and a 1991 graduate of Stagg High School, at the age of 16. Currently they are married & proudly raised 2 young men, who are currently college students and also alumnus of Stagg High School.
Joe believes in the importance of getting to know his constituents. Joe can been seen walking or driving the neighborhood rather often to either talk to residents or simply make sure there is nothing obvious that needs attention. In 2008 Joe created an email alert system with the residents of the 4th Ward to be used for either emergency notifications or simply deliver the 4th Ward Newsletter via email in which was also created by Joe in 2008. Residents that do not have an email are hand delivered a copy of this Newsletter.
Joe is a true people person and has befriended several local business owners due to his strong support, dedication and patronization of said establishments. Joe hopes his constituents will do the same by supporting local Palos Hills merchants.
Joe is looking forward to working with the residents of Palos Hills in the future by making sure that their concerns are not only heard but answered.
Next Election: 2019
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