Dave Van Der Laan
Dave Van Der Laan was appointed to the Downers Grove Township Board in 2017. He holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Hope College, an M.A. in Arts Administration from Indiana University, and a J.D. from Northwestern University. Dave is an intellectual property litigation attorney with Locke Lord in downtown Chicago.
Having grown up just outside of Downers Grove Township in unincorporated Lombard, Dave now lives with his wife Joya and three young children in Westmont. Dave serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit organization New Moms, and is a committeeman in the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization. The Van Der Laans are active members of Christ Church of Oak Brook, where Dave sings with the Chancel Choir.