About Us

Homemakers, realtors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, retirees; business owners, employees, government workers; young, old, single, married - the Downers Grove Community Advocates represent YOU.

The DGCA is a diverse and experienced group of residents who see the awesome opportunities before our great community. We are here to provide a positive, constructive, and independent voice in the discussions that will shape our community's future. Because we are a politically diverse group of people with many years of community service in government, the library, the schools, and other civic groups, we believe we are uniquely capable of helping to meet this need.

We're not "Watching" or allying our selves to "Oppose" this or that (as too often groups are formed to do) rather, our goals are to promote the best attributes of our village and to explore and inform citizens about those candidates seeking election and issues facing our community that will have an impact for many years to come.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians or Independents - we've got it covered. First and foremost we're caring and concerned Downers Grove residents who choose to be involved in shaping the future of our community.

Change comes: you either get run over by it or you try to shape it. We choose the latter.



"Did you ever wonder; are the only people who know how to run the country busy driving cabs and cutting hair?"

George Burns - US actor & comedian (1896 - 1996)

DGCA Members


Dan Loftus, President

Robert Barnett
Greg Beggs

Betty Cheever

Kathleen DiCola

Jan Kopis

Nancy Peraino

Ken Rathje

Jim Russ, Jr.
Stacey Salman

Megan Schroeder

Founding & Past


Michael Carter
Stephen Daniels

Hilary Denk
Dave Eblen

Tinker Harvey

John Mochel

Julia Kennedy Beckman

George Nicholaou
Randy Stark

Dan McInerney