John D. Noak has been mayor of the Village of Romeoville, after being appointed in 2008 and having served as a village trustee (2005). Noak is a board member of the Will County Governmental League, Joliet Regional Port District, Will County Center for Economic Development, the Des Plaines Valley Enterprise Zone.
He is a member of the Chicago Area Waterway System Advisory Committee, Strategic Policy Committee for the Will County Center for Economic Development, legislative chairman for the Will County Governmental League, and a member of the Illinois Campaign Finance Reform Task Force. Noak also serves on three committees for the National League of Cities including the Council on Youth, Families and Education; Transportation Infrastructure Steering Committee; and the University Communities Council, and previously served on the Community Advisory Committees for the Illinois Facility Fund and Pace Suburban Bus. Noak was a past member of the Romeoville Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Economic Development Commission.
He was named Mayor of the Year (2013) by the Illinois State Crime Commission and received the 2008 Bishop Sheil Award from the Police Athletic League.
Noak's background includes over two decades of work with local, state, and federal governments. Prior to becoming mayor, Noak was the Director of Community Affairs and Communications for U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (IL). He also spent time working for the State and Local Government Commission of Ohio.
Noak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University.