Peter N. Silvestri, 57, is currently serving his fifth term as County Commissioner. His commitment to public service, however, showed at the early age of twenty when he became the youngest member of a school board in Illinois, elected to School Board District 401.
Silvestri has been committed to public service ever since. Known as one of the hardest working commissioners, Commissioner Silvestri serves as chairman of three of the busiest committees: Zoning and Building, Litigation, and Environmental Control. He serves as vice-chairman of more committees than any other commissioner, serving on Contract Compliance, Provident Hospital, Stroger Hospital, Human Relations, Law Enforcement, Legislation and Intergovernmental Affairs, Building and Forest Preserve Real Estate Committees. He is a member of the Construction, Finance, Public Health, Health and Hospitals, Family Court, Roads and Bridges, Rules, Forest Preserve Real Estate, and Zoological Committees.
Other past positions Silvestri has held include: former Elmwood Park Village President and trustee, member and president of the Elmwood Park Board of Education, Elmwood Park Zoning Board, Elmwood Park Civic Foundation, Norwood Park Senior Home Board of Directors, past chairman of the St. Vincent Ferrer Religious Education Advisory Board, and past president of the West Central Municipal Conference and Leyden Norwood Park Municipal League. He currently serves as a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, an association of 128 communities. A graduate of De Paul University and its law school, Silvestri is a licensed attorney. Silvestri states that his most rewarding role is that of father to his son Christian. The Silvestris are members of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in River Forest.