District Council 30 – Illinois, Wisconsin
This summer, 2015, Painters District Council 30 leader Brian W. Dahl was appointed and sworn in as 6th District Kane County Board Member, filling the vacancy created in May by the resignation of Ron Ford. Of the four finalists interviewed to fill the vacant seat, Kane County Illinois Board Chairman Chris Lauzen recommended Dahl for the position due to his vast experience in public administration as a board and institutional leader, and his active involvement within the community.
Born and raised in North Aurora, Dahl is deeply rooted within the district he represents and still lives. Currently, he is the director of membership services for Painters District Council 30. After completing his DC 30 Apprenticeship in 1993, Dahl attended the National Labor College in Maryland and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2004. In 2007, he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.
Dahl’s distinguished professional background and extensive experience in public service make him a great addition to the Board. His fiduciary experience includes service on four Boards of Trustees of Taft-Hartley funds over a 15-year time span. Dahl serves as the director and administrator of the DC 30 Labor Management Industry Development Fund, as a member of DC 30’s Joint Trade Board, and on the Board of Trustees for the Health & Welfare, Pension, and Joint Apprenticeship & Training Funds. Outside of the district council, he currently serves as vice president for the Fox Valley Building & Construction Trades Council, and as a member of the Fox Valley United Way Board of Directors. Previously, Dahl served on the Board of Directors for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Area Girls Softball program.
“In today’s volatile political climate, it’s important that the largest counties in DC 30’s jurisdiction are represented by labor-friendly candidates who will keep the needs of working families at the forefront of their concerns,” remarks Mark Guethle, DC 30 director of governmental affairs. “While Brian is a union leader, he also understands the importance of working across party lines to generate results that are in the best interests of everyone in the community. He will be a great asset to the residents of Kane County.”
Kane County is made up of 520,000 residents; with 220,000 of them living in North Aurora and Aurora areas. Dahl will serve the remainder of the term, expiring in November 30, 2016. He intends to run for the full term next year. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside Kane County’s distinguished Board members,” Brian Dahl says. “I look forward to working with both sides on the issues that affect Kane County residents.”