Join us as we celebrate Ron's commitment to
service at the Building for the Future fundraiser
Ronald Serpico has served as Mayor of the Village of Melrose Park since 1997. He has deep family roots in the Village of Melrose Park, having graduated from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in 1966 and Proviso East in 1970. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Illinois State University and received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 1977.

Early in his career, Ron’s priorities were raising a family and creating a thriving law practice. Today, his once fledgling law firm has grown into a firm of successful stature. Nonetheless, he would assure you that his greatest achievement is his family. Ron and his wife, Donna, have three children and are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

Inspired by his immigrant grandfather Domenico’s vision of the American Dream, Ron successfully ran for Mayor of the Village of Melrose Park in 1997. At that time, Ron felt the priorities of the Village were not focused on the hopes, dreams, and concerns of all its residents. During his tenure, Mayor Serpico has ushered in an economic turnaround, which has seen major retailers locate in Melrose Park. He was responsible for the Melrose Park Water Project, a water transmission system that will ensure a steady flow of clean water for many years to come. He was also instrumental in making major infrastructure improvements in all sections of the Village, including a railroad overpass and a planned retail and industrial development at the site of the former Maywood Park Racetrack.

Mayor Serpico is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Proviso Council on Aging, former president of the Proviso Municipal League, and chairman of the West Suburban Preservation Agency. He has been honored as the Illinois State Crime Commission’s Municipal Leader of the Year and as a recipient of the JCCIA Peacemaker Award. Mayor Serpico’s community involvement is extensive. He is a member of numerous organizations which serve the interests of the community and beyond, including the Necahual Foundation, the Cavaliers of Villa Scalabrini, and the Knights of Columbus.

His concern for others inspired the founding of a charitable organization named the Melrose Park Sports and Family Benefit Fund. This charity has raised over a million dollars to benefit local youth, senior, school, and athletic organizations.

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