Executive Board of Directors Bios

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Jeffrey Dement – President / Director


Married to Carolyn Austin on May 28, 1966 .  Children, Michelle (Jeffrey Brosdal), and Jeffrey (fiancé Krissy Kappel) Grandchildren, Malena and Cecelia Brosdal, Devin and Jordan Dement, Garrett Kappel


1965 Graduated from JTHS

1967 San Diego School of Business

1968-1972 Apprenticeship Training – IBEW Local 70l

1983 JJC – Associates Degree


1966-1968 USMC – Vietnam


2007 Retired from IBEW Local 701, Warrenville, IL


1980-1983 Plainfield Electrical Commission

1983-1999 Elected as Trustee for Village of Plainfield – served on various committees, including Public Safety, Finance, Personnel, Streets & Sidewalks, Building & Grounds, Sewer & Water

2002-2004 Plainfield Police Pension Board

2004-2009 Appointed to fill vacancy as Trustee, elected to four year term in 2005


Plainfield United Methodist Church

Plainfield Riverfront Foundation, President

Third Marine Div. Assoc., Past National President, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Military Order of the Purple Heart

American Legion Marne Post 13, Past Commander



Plainfield Historical Society

Eric Marsaglia – Vice-President / Director

Eric Marsaglia, Vice-President, has been with the PRF since its inception.  From his involvement in the initial incorporation and by-laws to his most recent involvement as the Vice President, he is committed to the organization as he feels the project is a vital piece to the Plainfield community.  He owns Northern Insurance in Downtown Plainfield and Glen Ellyn and has been a business owner in Plainfield for over 10 years.  He lives in nearby Wallin Woods with his family-Tasha, Rome, Brock, Caelynn and Graysen.

Deb Olsen – Secretary / Director

I am a lifelong resident of Plainfield. My husband Clayton and I raised our two daughters, Corinne and Cerena, in Plainfield too, living in several old houses that we restored along the way. We currently live in an old house on Bartlett Avenue, with a lot of good neighbors who are also actively involved in business, politics and social events that benefit Plainfield.

I also am currently on the Historic Preservation Commission, serving since its inception. Great strides have been made with the adoption of two different historic districts, one of them, our downtown, on the National Register of Historic Places as a district. Many individual landmarks have been created, and our active commission is seeking the formation of another district around the Village Green.

Another historic endeavor is the Village Preservation Association (VPA) where I serve as the treasurer. We have used our group to help and encourage homeowners to preserve their houses to maintain the integrity of our neighborhoods. We do host several community events, in the fall a Golf Outing and coming up on December 4, 2017 a historic house walk, featuring 6 houses that have opened their doors for tours.

I have been on the Executive Board, as the secretary of the Riverfront Foundation since 2013. It has been very gratifying to see the progress that has been made, and am looking forward to even more improvements. We have a great partner in the Plainfield Park District, who has secured grants and administered the work to help begin the walking/bike paths necessary to get the public into the park. The recent completion of the pedestrian bridge from River Road will open up access even more for easier parking. I am looking forward to hosting events on the grounds with the ability to provide parking made accessible by the bridge.

I plan to continue to serve in some capacity on the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation, believing that this park will become an important link in our community.