Steve O'Connor has been appointed to the Lake Zurich Village Board.
O'Connor replaces Dana Rzeznik who stepped down Dec. 2 citing conflicts with work and her family, the Chicago Tribune reported. O'Connor will finish Rzeznik's term which ends April 30, 2015.
O'Connor has lived in Lake Zurich for 22 years and resides in the Chestnut Corners subdivision with his wife and five children, a press release from the city states.
His volunteer and leadership activities in Lake Zurich include: 17 Years managing and coaching in LZBSA; 3 years coaching the LZ Flames; 3 years on the LZBSA Board; Chairman of local charity Tom Moskal Caring Heart Foundation.
Additionally, O'Connor has taught 6 years of religious education at St. Francis; hosted the LZQB Golf Outing 2 years in a row; started the LZHS Diamond Club which financially supports the baseball program at LZHS and has included the purchase of a new scoreboard at Varsity Field, new freshman field dugouts and ancillary support programs.
O'Connor has spent the majority of his professional career in the medical device field where he has worked closely with cardiac surgery teams across the United States.
“Mary and I love Lake Zurich. The people of Lake Zurich are its strongest asset. I have always felt that if you can complain you can contribute. I want to continue to serve the people of Lake Zurich,” O'Connor stated.