Meetings of the Aurora Township Board of Trustees are held at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the township Office, 80 N. Broadway, Aurora, Illinois. The public is welcome to attend. All of the elected officials below are serving four-year terms from May 2021 to May 2025.
William Catching, Supervisor
After graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1990, William “Bill” Catching moved to Aurora to work as a reporter at The Beacon-News. He served as an assistant chief of staff at the City of Aurora, director of development at the Fox Valley United Way and, more recently, as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. He has 3 children: Caleb, Zoe and William.
In March 2008, he was nominated for the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Volunteer of the Year award for his volunteer work on their golf outing. He has served as a board member of Communities in Schools, Fox Valley United Way, the Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council, Aurora Cease Fire, West Aurora Volunteers for Education and the A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools. He is serving his third term as township Supervisor and previously served on the township’s Board of Trustees from 2008-2013.
Davis Offutt, Assessor
A lifelong Aurora Township resident, Davis attended West Aurora District #129 schools beginning with the North Aurora Grade School, Jefferson Junior High and West Aurora Senior High. He completed four years in the U.S. Air Force that included a tour of duty in South Vietnam as a ground Forward Air Controller. Davis completed his formal education with an Associate of Science Degree from Waubonsee Community College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Aurora University. He has been active with the Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout Award. He holds the highest State of Illinois appraisal license as a State Certified General Appraiser and is designated as a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer – Master. He is also a Realtor and licensed Real Estate Managing Broker.
Jason Owens, Highway Commissioner
Jason Owens, 45, of North Aurora, has worked at the Aurora Township Highway Department since 2010. He was first hired as recycling coordinator and later promoted in 2012 to serve as Deputy Commissioner.
In addition, he has served as Deputy township Clerk for many years and was appointed to fill the unexpired township Clerk term after the passing of Ken Christy in 2016.
Prior to working at the Road District, Owens worked in the mortgage industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Augustana College.
David W. Moore, Trustee
David has lived in Aurora for more than 40 years. He has worked in Kane County Government as a public servant for 39 years. During those 39 years of public service, his positions included: Kane County Sheriff’s Department, Coroner of Kane County and Lead Special Investigator for Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. He also served on a Presidential Special Oversight Board. Moore served for 35 years in the U.S. Army, Active and Reserve, and is highly decorated for his honorable service. His tours of duty include Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Moore completed his formal education at Waubonsee Community College with an Associate of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Social Justice from Lewis University. He is married and has one adult son.
Dolores Hicks, Trustee
A lifelong resident of Aurora, Dolores is a retired nurse after 42 years of service. She is a community and civic person, mentor, advocate, and avid basketball fan.
She is a proud parent of five: three star basketball players, Matt “Skip” Hicks, Ron Hicks, Derrick Hicks, one baseball player, Al Hicks, and a daughter that is a true community activist, Peggy Hicks.
- Disabled & mentally challenged
- Quality education
- Transparency & Accountability
Juanita Wells, Trustee
A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Juanita moved to Aurora in 1972. She has been an Aurora Township resident for 44 years and has served in many leadership positions including being a Charter Member of Bionic Temple 1296 Improved Benevolent Protected Order of Elks of the World, and has served on local, state, and national levels. She is a past president of Fox Valley American Legion 798 Women’s Auxiliary, a former board member of the Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center, and The Friends of the Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center. She is a member of Blacks in Politics and the African American Black Business Expo Committee, and the secretary for Friends of LaSalle Street Historic Auto Row. She served 18 years on the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education. She is a Member of Progressive Baptist Church serving in the Women’s Ministry at the Children’s Church and is a charter member of their Trustee Board. Juanita is the mother of two: Everett Robinson and Alicia Wells. She has three grandchildren, Erica “Jerome” Pugh, Elise Robinson, Jonus McGhee, and a special granddaughter, Ashley Newman Rashard Moore. She also has four great-grandchildren.
Samuel Nunez, Trustee
Samuel is a lifelong resident of Aurora Township. He attended Archbishop Romero Catholic School from preschool through 8th grade and went on to attend East Aurora High School. Samuel’s interest in leadership began the moment he walked through those doors. He went on to represent District 131 and its 15,000 students as their Student Board Representative where he served from 2009-2010. Once a Tomcat Always a Tomcat! Samuel completed his formal education with an Associate of Arts Degree from Waubonsee Community College and a BA in Business Marketing from Aurora University.
Samuel continued to stay active within his community while going through school and working full-time. He served as a Precinct Committeeman from 2012 in Pigeon Hill (1-4) until 2017, and in 2018 transitioned to represent the residents of Marywood (1-2). His involvements with organizations such as LULAC Council 5218, Boys II Men, and the Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board furthered Samuel’s ambition to serve his community even more. As a former Aurora Township Employee, Samuel understands firsthand the needs of the community and the impact our services have on our families.
His family roots in Aurora date back to 1918, when his Great-Grandfather Hilario Vera came here from Mexico. Samuel is proud of his family’s history and impact they had in the Aurora community and continues the legacy forward today. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Iliana R. Núñez. They reside in Marywood with their one-and-a-half-year-old son, Samuel Alejandro, who is a proud Baby Tomcat as a student of East Aurora School District’s Jumpstart Program.
Cassidy Alexander, Clerk
Cassidy Alexander is a long-time professional artist and independent businesswoman. Since arriving in Aurora in 2007, Cassidy has functioned as an election processing judge, co-produced the first Aurora Artwalk, and assisted in Aurora’s Green Fest and the non-profit bookstore, Culture Stock. She paints commissioned portraits of people and animals and cuts silhouette portraits.
Cassidy is honored to be your township clerk. The duties of clerk include taking and posting accurate and informative meeting minutes, maintaining all township records, administering oaths, overseeing the procedure for contract bids and being the election authority for township elections.