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City Engineer John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald has been the City Engineer for the City of Countryside since 2002. John is a licensed Professional Engineer and Vice President of the City’s Consulting Civil Engineering firm, Novotny Engineering. John began his career with Novotny Engineering in 1987, after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University. John brings over 30 years of experience in municipal engineering to the City of Countryside and has played a role in shaping the infrastructure, resolving problems and improving our community.
John is directly responsible for the implementation and execution of all infrastructure improvements within the City, including roadway and alley, water and wastewater, and stormwater management. John is also responsible for coordinating all State and County improvements and reviewing all site and grading plans for commercial and residential developments within the City.

Contact Information
You can contact City Engineer John Fitzgerald at: or 630.887.8640.

Superintendent Jesse Serna photoSuperintendent Jesse Serna

Jesse Serna is the Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Countryside. Jesse has been with the City since 2014. He supervises a staff of 11 full time employees, providing important services to residents, business owners, and visitors to our city.
Jesse, a California native, has an extensive background in all areas of construction, including carpentry, demolition and restoration, as well as electrical and plumbing. He began his public sector career as a General Utility Worker with the Village of LaGrange Public Works Department. During his time there, Jesse excelled and quickly moved through positions in both the Streets and Water departments for the village to his final position there as Mechanic.
In 2014, Jesse joined the City of Countryside as Mechanic for the Department of Public Works. As with his previous employer, Countryside quickly realized Jesse as an asset to the City. He is recognized for his exceptional problem solving skills, integrity, mechanical expertise, and ability to mentor and motivate staff.
Jesse and his wife have two wonderful sons and enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with family.