Meet David Avila

20160828_131030David J. Avila is a lifelong Berwyn area resident. He graduated from Morton West High School and Morton College before receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. He went on to study in Spain and Mexico, before he did an internship for the White House.   David’s wife Malisa is a registered nurse at MacNeal Hospital. David’s mother is a retired government employee and his dad served a tour in Vietnam as a Marine.   Malisa and David are proud to raise their two daughters in Berwyn and are committed to staying active in the Berwyn community.

Prior to being elected as Berwyn’s Township davidAssessor, David served as Legislative Director for Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore. In this position, he analyzed, reviewed, and wrote amendments to Cook County’s 3 billion dollar budget. He also co-authored major legislation for Cook County Commissioners and their staff.

It was in this position as a policy strategist for the Cook County Board Commissioner that David gained a passion for helping the citizens of Cook County appeal their property taxes and helping them navigate the bureaucracy that is sometimes hard to understand. He also helped seniors reapply for their deserved senior exemptions and helped residents fill out “certificate of error”, “vacancy” and exemption forms. He continues this work as Berwyn’s Township Assessor.

David and Malisa look forward to raising their girls and growing old together in Berwyn.

David’s asking for your vote on February 28th 2017, so he can continue serving the residents of Berwyn and go on helping homeowners exercise their right to property tax appeals.