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(Third Wednesday of each month – Starting at 6:30pm)

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Date Time Location Minutes
2023-01-18 18:30:00 2N Monroe Street North Aurora, Il PDF

Meet The Board Members

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Gerald Auchstetter

Born in Mendota, IL, he has been married to his wife, Linda, for 47 years. He has three children and nine grandchildren.  Mr. Auchstetter belongs to Blessed Sacrament Church in North Aurora where he is a minister to the home-bound. He graduated from Mendota High School in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 1960.  He continued his education at Northern Illinois University where he received a Masters Degree in 1964. Jerry was employed as a teacher at Geneva High School for 34 years, retiring in 1994. He served as Athletic  Director there from 1985-1992 and was head football coach from 1967-1985. He is the President/Owner of West Suburban Properties.

He was named Geneva Citizen of the Year in 1973,  elected to the Western Illinois University Hall of Fame in 1986, the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Geneva High School Hall of Fame in 2000.  In addition, Mr. Auchstetter is a children’s book author having published “Boney” in 2000.  He enjoys golf and fishing.

Mr. Auchstetter has served as a Trustee on the NAFPD Board since 1993.

Richard Brackett

Born in Aurora and has been a resident of North Aurora since 1960, he has been married to Joan for 52 years and has two adult children. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1953 and served in the Marine Corps from 1953-1956 where he was in radio communications.  Employed by Sound, Inc as a communications technician for 34 years, he retired in 2000 and has been self-employed since that time.  Mr. Brackett’s hobbies include electronics and traveling with his wife in their RV.

Mr. Brackett has served on the North Aurora Fire Department since 1960, retiring in 1990 as Assistant Chief.  He  has served as a Trustee on the Board since 1990.

Gerry Freese

Born in Aurora, Illinois and has spent most of his life as a resident of North Aurora, he graduated from West Aurora High School and has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine University. Mr. Freese joined the North Aurora Fire Department in 1978 and has served in various capacities as Firefighter/EMT, Lieutenant, Captain, and Assistant Chief. He was a member of North Aurora Fire and MABAS Division 13 Technical Rescue Team. In 2008, he was appointed Fire Commissioner and was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017.

Gerry has been married to his wife, Tammy, for 22 years and they have five children and six grandchildren. His hobbies include boating, camping and woodworking.

Kevin Fatten

Born in Aurora, Illinois and has been a resident of North Aurora since 1988, he graduated from Marmion Military Academy and studied business administration and accounting at Aurora University.  Mr. Fatten joined the North Aurora Fire Department in 1989 and has served as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Paramedic.  He was appointed Fire Commissioner in 2007 and was made a Trustee in early 2008.

Kevin has been married to his wife, Teresa, for eighteen years. He has two children.  His hobbies include fishing, hunting, and rebuilding cars.

Chuck Kuhn

Born in Elmhurst Il. and has been a resident in North Aurora since 2000. He served on the Batavia Fire Department as a paid-on-call member from 1977-2015. He recently retired as Chief of Fermilab Fire Department after 31 years of service. Mr. Kuhn was Commissioner of North Aurora Fire Department for 17 years. Chuck lives with his wife Bev, they have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Hobbies include traveling, hunting, and volunteering at Special Olympic events.



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