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, 2025
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.
Steve Monahan
Appointed October 25, 2022
Current term expires
July 31, 2024
Roger Gates
Appointed January 24, 2022
Current term expires
August 31, 2024
Bill Laity
Appointed April 11, 2022
Current term expires
July 31, 2027

Dave Jansen


Term expires September 30, 2024


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.

Desiree Einsweiler
Appointed March 8, 2023
Term expires July 31, 2027



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