Village Board of Trustees

The Downs Village Board of Trustees is a six-member board, with each member elected to a 4-year term. Three seats are up for election every 2 years. The Village Board is the legislative body of the village government and provides direction on ordinances and the expenditure of village funds, among other duties.

Maureen Roach


Maureen Roach has lived in the Downs' community since 1993. She holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Education from Illinois State University. 

Maureen was first elected as a trustee for the Village of Downs in 2005. She previously served as Finance trustee, Village President Pro-Tem, and Risk Management Coordinator.

Starting her third term in 2013, Maureen will serve as Public Safety trustee and oversee police, insurance, garbage and recycling, serve on the Village of Downs Executive Committee, and be the NIMS officer.  Maureen is active in school and community affairs.  Maureen is a recipient of Trustee of the Year award. 

Mary Goveia


Mary Goveia has lived in the Downs community since 1987.  Since Mary arrived, she has participated and held many positions.  From 1988 to 1994, Mary was treasurer of the board. Filling a vacancy on the board in 2005, she became responsible for the Youth Center and Park until 2015.  After the 2015 election, the board was one trustee short and she was asked to become the building trustee.  She currently serves in that capacity to oversee the booming residential building in Downs.

Dan Lush

  Dan Lush is a lifelong resident of Downs and a 1990 Tri-Valley High School graduate. He was elected to the village board in April 2013. Dan has responsibility for Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks.

Dan decided to run for trustee to use his experience and dedication to help Downs keep its small-town feel while allowing the village to grow in a sensible and positive way.

He is committed to seeing the village prosper financially and believes the key to this is making Downs as self-sufficient as possible.

"We can do much of the work here and cheaper than outsourcing it. This will also create jobs and ultimately allow the village to provide better, more efficient service to the residents of our community."

Peggy Keylin

  Peggy Keylin was appointed to the Village Board as Trustee in 2015 and serves as the Parks Trustee.

Sarah Gassaway

  Sarah Gassaway was appointed to the Village Board as Trustee in 2016 and serves as the Finance Trustee.