Village President Frank DeSimone
Village President Frank DeSimone was elected Village President in April of 2017 and re‐elected in April 2021 for a second term. Prior to his election as Village President, Frank served on the Village Board as a Village Trustee from 2015‐2017.
Frank and his wife Lisa moved to Bensenville to raise their two children and he believes strongly in community engagement. He volunteers each year at the annual Village Toy Drive, the Bensenville‐Wood Dale Food Pantry, and numerous other fundraising events. He has also coached baseball with BBAA as well as American Legion Baseball.
Being accessible to Bensenville residents remains a priority to President DeSimone. Each year, he invites the public to attend Coffee with the Village President and can be seen at many annual events like Music in the Park, Holiday Magic, and Liberty Fest. Additionally, he makes it a point to visit with senior citizens who have limited mobility by visiting Bensenville’s senior living facilities and monthly senior luncheons on a regular basis.
President DeSimone recognizes the value senior citizens bring to any community and has made it a priority to provide services for those who need assistance. Since being elected, he has initiated the implementation of a senior grass cutting program, a senior snow removal program, a senior informational hotline, enhanced senior transportation options, a two year senior vehicle sticker, and the creation of a senior center that is scheduled to open in 2022.
President DeSimone remains active in business development strategies and enjoys the opportunity to discuss potential new developments to better the community. In his first term as Village President, he welcomed developments like the renowned Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports, several national chains like O’Reilly Auto Parts, and numerous others. Developments like these have helped strengthen the Village financially and play a key role in keeping tax rates flat year over year. Since President DeSimone’s election in 2017, there has been no tax increases from the Village.
As Village President, Frank has led with the belief that effective leadership is achieved through the relationships and collaboration with those you serve. President DeSimone is always willing to discuss issues and ideas with all residents and members of the business community to make Bensenville a greater place to live, work, raise a family or retire.