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Portrait-Booker Mayor Nathaniel George Booker 

Mayor Nathaniel George Booker of the Village of Maywood-IL was sworn in May 18, 2021. Prior to serving as Mayor, he served Maywood as Economic Development Commissioner and was elected Trustee to village council in 2019. As Village President for the Village of Maywood, on a national level he serves on the National League of Cities (NLC) Board of Directors, representing more than 23,000 villages, cities, and towns across the nation. He is also 1st Vice President for National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO). Within the State of Illinois, Booker is the President of Illinois Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (IBC-LEO) along with being on Illinois Municipal League (IML) Revenue & Taxation and Public Works & Transportation Committees. Applying a focus on Metropolitan Chicago, Mayor Booker is a council member with the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus (MMC) for the Aging Friendly Communities as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees and West Central Municipal Conference – Illinois Legislative Committee.

In 2022, Mayor Booker launched Healthy Maywood I Cook (HMWC) which focuses on the US Department of Health & Human ServicesSocial Determinant of Health - Elements of Healthy Communities. While operating within HWMC, Maywood is a partner with the White House on End Hunger & Build Healthy Communities. As a Board of Director with National League of Cities (NLC), working on various committees with the US Departments of Housing + Urban DevelopmentLaborEducationEnergy, and more, Mayor Booker has taken full advantage of all resources to benefit Maywood and surrounding communities. His work within NLC have been impactful through initiatives such as Youth ExcelLocal Infrastructure HubGood Jobs Great CitiesCities, Addressing Fees & Fines EquitablyCities Inclusive EntrepreneurshipCross Community Climate Collaborative, and more.

As a local community advocate, he most recently served on School District 89’s Education Foundation as Board Treasurer, Proviso Township Democratic Organization as former Chairman for Young Democrats of Proviso, Cook County Democratic Party along with Executive Board Member for Cook County Young Democrats and Community Advisory Review Council, Institute of Transitional Medicine (ITM) (consultation to University of ChicagoRushAdvocate HealthcareLoyola UniversityNorthshore, and Illinois Institute of Technology and much more. Mayor Booker has consulted for Cook County Black Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Proviso Township Democratic Organization, JB Pritzker for Governor, and Proviso Township along with multiple corporate entities as well.

Nathaniel George Booker launched Astute Culture (AC) in 2017. Prior to AC, he served in Executive Hotel Operations and Human Resources for Marriott International and InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG).  After serving in the hospitality industry for 15 years, he rose to Area Director in Organizational Development & Performance Improvement for IHG overseeing the brands InterContinental Hotels & ResortsCrowne PlazaHotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels corporate properties in the Mid-Atlantic region. Career ambitions have had him serve in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and New York.

His education includes Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tennessee State University (Psychology), along with certifications from American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute (AHLEI) (Hospitality Trainer), Franklin Covey (Ultimate Competitive Advantage Facilitator), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Illinois Economic Development), and University of San Francisco (Public Leadership).



Portrait-Brandon Trustee Isiah Brandon

Chair, Infrastructure & Sustainability 
Co-Chair, Community Policing & Public Safety 


Trustee Miguel Jones


Chair, Fiscal Accountability & Government Transparency
Co-Chair, Ordinance & Policy 

Trustee Melvin Lightford Sr.


Chair, Engagement & Communications 
Co-Chair, Planning & Development 

Trustee Aaron Peppers


Chair, Community Policing & Public Safety
Co-Chair, Infrastructure & Sustainability

Ray Williams Photo2023
Trustee Rahmaan "Ray" Williams

Email: rwilliams@maywood-il.gpv

Chair, Ordinance & Policy
Co-Chair, Engagement & Communications 

Trustee Antonio Sanchez


Chair, Planning & Development
Co-Chair, Fiscal Accountability & Government Transparency 

Tori Garron23 Acting Village Clerk
Tori Love Garron 

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