Katrina Thompson is the First elected the seventh Mayor of the Village of Broadview in a five-person race with 44% of the vote on April 4, 2017, Katrina Thompson became the first African American female mayor of the village. In the 2021 election contest against a former mayor, Mayor Thompson was elected to a second term with 71% of the vote. As Mayor, Thompson has fully embraced the power of partnership and alliance building with ordinary citizens as well as the major stakeholders within Broadview and with surrounding communities, including the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois. In that spirit of collaboration, Mayor Thompson has committed both her time and her energy to serving the community of Broadview. The mayor is promoting and creating unity. She is aiming to develop a vibrant local economy of thriving businesses. She is working to build strong and safe neighborhoods.
Beyond the Village of Broadview, Ms. Thompson has served and serves on multiple boards and commissions in multiple regional organizations, including: former President of the Proviso Municipal League; Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors; Triton College Foundation Board; West Central Municipal League Executive/Legislative Committee; Visit Oak Park Board; Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc. (PLCCA) Board of Directors; Secretary of the 2 Woodlake Specialty Hospital Advisory Board; Black Men United Board of Directors; NLC National Black Caucus Local Elected Officials Regional Director; Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Housing Committee Chair/Environmental Committee; and Co-Chair the Broadview-Westchester Water Agency and the IKE 911 Center. Prior to becoming Mayor, Ms. Thompson served as the Executive Director of West Humboldt Park Development Council and as the Executive Director at Broadview Park District. Ms. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University and Master of Arts Degree from Roosevelt University.
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