Meet the Board Members - City of Galena

Meet the Board Members



 The current members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are listed below.   

John Rosenthal
Appointed May 2009
Current term expires
May 1, 2021
John is a business agent for the Teamsters Local 120 Union.  He is a former Galena City Council member serving from 1999-2003.  John is on the Board of Directors for General Drivers Credit Union.
Jim Baranski
Appointed March 2005
Current term expires
July 31, 2024
Jim is a principal architect in an architectural firm.  Jim is married and has a son who is in college.
Kimberly Cook
Appointed September 23, 2013
Current term expires
July 31, 2024
Kim is a Bank Branch Manager, born and raised in Galena.  She has two children.
Matt Calvert
Appointed November 26, 2018
Current term expires
August 31, 2020
Ed Bochniak
Appointed February 2012
Current term expires
July 31, 2022
Ed obtained an accounting degree from Depaul University and an MBA from Roosevelt University.  He is the executive director of an area housing authority.  Ed is active in the Knights of Columbus, St. Michaels Church, the Savanna Rotary, and the East Galena Township Youth Committee.  He is married with three children.

Dave Jansen


Term expires September 30, 2020


Dave Jansen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA.  He was a teacher at the Galena High School prior to becoming the General Manager for the Galena Territory Association for 24 years.  For that last 11 years he has been a local realtor.  He has served on the Jo Daviess County Zoning Board, the Galena School Board, and a variety of other governmental and not-for-profit organizations.  Dave is married and has a married daughter with four grandchildren.

Bill Nybo
Appointed September 2004
Current term expires
July 31, 2022
Bill attended Triton College and Depaul University under a veteran military scholarship program.  He is a retired IUOE Operating Engineer.  He also worked 17 years in major hotels.  Bill has been active in many committees, including the Galena Bypass Advisory Group, Galena Zoning Ordinance Update, Route 20 Design, and the Galena Hotel/Motel Tax Committee.  Bill currently operates the Greenbriar Country Inn.  He has three children and four grandchildren.



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