Peter N. Silvestri was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners on November 8, 1994. In June 2010, Mr. Silvestri received the Municipal Leader of the year award from the Illinois Crime Commission. As a commissioner, he serves as Chairman of the Zoning and Building Committee, the Building Ordinance Commission (liaison with trade unions), the Litigation Subcommittee, and the Environmental Control Committee. Mr. Silvestri was President of the Village of Elmwood Park for over 20 years. His past service includes being a former village trustee, member and president of the Elmwood Park Board of Education, Elmwood Park Zoning Board, Elmwood Park Civic Foundation, Norwood Park Senior Home Board of Directors, chairman of the St. Vincent Ferrer Religious Education Advisory Board, and past president of the West Central Municipal Conference and Leyden Norwood Park Municipal League. He currently serves as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, an association of 128 communities.
A graduate of De Paul University and its Law School, Mr. Silvestri is a licensed attorney.