Tracy Korger, Clerk
Tracy Korger has been the clerk for the Village of Dunlap since her appointment in August of 2012. She was born and raised in Peoria, and Mapleton, Illinois. She, with her husband Chris, and daughter Faith, moved to Dunlap in 2011. Tracy enjoys cooking, photography, being outdoors, and yoga. Tracy’s favorite holiday is Christmas, but Independence Day is also very important to her and her family. She loves living in Dunlap because of the close-knit community. Because of the diverse multi-cultural population, along with Midwest values, Dunlap is a great place to call home! Tracy became interested in the clerk’s position in order to become more involved in the growth of Dunlap. Tracy served 20 years in the Air National Guard, and Air Force, where she worked on Aircraft Armament Systems, and flew C-130’s. She is proud of her military service and is proud to continue to serve her community here in Dunlap.
Dwight Johnson, Treasurer
Dwight Johnson has been the Village Treasurer since his appointment in 1999. He is originally from Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School and Bradley University with a degree in Accounting. He has lived in the village for the past 47 years with his wife, Ora. They are the proud parents of two children, Chris and Joy, and one grandson, Christian. Dwight is an avid bike rider, and rides on the Rock Island Trail as often as his schedule allows. Dwight and Ora also enjoy travelling, and particularly love Door County Wisconsin. He is a Bears fan, and his favorite season is Autumn. He has been dedicated to the Village as the treasurer and has been a steadfast steward of the taxpayer’s money by making sure the Village is in a great financial position while still providing improvements to the Village’s infrastructure. Additionally, Dwight has been active in other parts of the community like Summer Baseball and Softball, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Knights of Columbus. He also served on the Library Board for 9 years, and serves on the Cemetery Board.
Jack Esterdahl, Mayor/President of the Board
Jack Esterdahl, originally from Wenona, Illinois, was appointed to the position of trustee in December 1987, and he is now serving as President of the Board/Mayor. He was appointed in October 2020 and elected in April 2021. He has lived in Dunlap for over 33 years with his wife, Luann. He also has three sons, Troy, Ross, and Sean, and one granddaughter, Reese. His two dogs, Augie and Cap, complete the family. He retired from the Dunlap School District, but continues to work as a study hall monitor, and school bus driver. He stays active with the athletics program by announcing the boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball games, as well as keeping the play clock for the Eagles varsity football games. In his time off, you can usually catch Jack watching sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football. He also enjoys crime and drama television shows. He loves any kind of pasta. His favorite book is Cubs of ’69 by Rick Talley. When Jack drove part time for a limousine service for twelve years, he had the privilege of not only serving the community, but also several celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Jim Belushi, Sarah Palin, Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw, Lou Brock, Mike Ditka, and Ferguson (Fergie) Jenkins. Jack loves of living in Dunlap because of its small town feel despite the growth of the school district and our proximity to Peoria.
Beau Feuchter, Trustee
Beau Feuchter was appointed to an open trustee seat in 2017, and was elected in 2019. He is originally from Peoria, went to high school in Elmwood, and now lives in Dunlap with his wife Sarah, and four sons, Griffin, Caden, Declan, and Owen. Beau’s hobbies include reading anything by Erik Larson, biking, golfing, and watching football. He stays active by coaching his sons in youth sports, and leading their Boy Scouts’ dens. Beau appreciates Dunlap’s sense of tight community, and the character and pride of its residents. He decided to become involved with the board because he wanted to positively influence growth and change in his new home town. The community is the essence of his family’s day to day experience and he knows that public service and involvement is an important example to set for his children. Beau is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he studied Entrepreneurial Business. He is also an amateur boxer, winning a Golden Gloves Boxing Championship in 2001.
Eric Keyster, Trustee
Eric Keyster, was appointed to the position of trustee in June of 2019. He is originally from Edelstein Illinois, but has lived in Dunlap for the past two years with his wife Tracy, and his daughters, Elizabeth, Elana, and Eleny, and their two dogs, Riley and Roy. He also works at Caterpillar in marketing in the Cat Financial Division. He enjoys international travel, landscaping and spending time with his family. Dunlap is special for Eric because it allows him to stay close to his childhood roots, provides for an excellent education for his kids, and he is surrounded by a community that is friendly and socially active. He has always been interested in learning about history, especially local history. He expressed his interest in serving on the board of trustees so he could understand and influence the development and future of Dunlap. He understands that progress takes a lot of work, and he’s happy to join the effort.
Roger Nelson, Trustee
Roger Nelson was appointed to the Village Board of Trustees in May of 2019. He wanted to serve on the Board to become more involved with the community, and to work with other community members who seek to improve life in our village.
Roger was raised in Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School and Western Illinois University. Roger and his wife, Mary, lived in North Peoria (Dunlap schools) for many years and moved into Dunlap in 2017. They have four sons, Erik (Karen) Nelson, Tony (Rachel) Klein, Kyle (Tatyana) Nelson, and Steven (Annie) Klein. They also have 4 grandchildren: Kestrel and Anderson Klein and Theo and Valentina Nelson. He retired from Ameren (CILCO) in February, 2018, after 35 years in the real estate department. He was involved in property purchases, sales, easements and permitting for company operations. Roger enjoys golfing and since retirement has become very involved with the Sandtrappers league. He is an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan. Besides golfing and watching sports on TV, he enjoys reading magazines, working around the house and traveling. A highlight of living in Dunlap is the neighbors. People are friendly and caring.
Colleen Slane, Trustee
Colleen Slane was first appointed to trustee in 2006, and after serving 13 years on the board, she was reappointed in October 2019. Her desire to serve is to make a difference in the community that she loves. For example, she brought back Dunlap Days in 2008 after a 15-year hiatus and continues to coordinate that event. Originally from Dunkirk, New York, she has lived in Dunlap for more than 20 years. Her son, TJ and wife Luisa, live in Florida and her daughter, Julianne, husband Erik and granddaughter Faye, live in California. Colleen currently works at Bradley University. She loves to travel, work out, watch sports, and is very involved with her church. When she is out walking her dog, you might see her picking up trash along the way in an effort to keep the streets of Dunlap clean. Colleen likes to stay active whether it’s volunteering at the soup kitchen, working a second job, or going out with friends. She currently transports rescued animals and is an altruistic kidney donor (August 2020).
Dale Bishop, Superintendent
Dale Bishop is from Speer, Illinois, originally. He was hired as the Superintendent of the Village of Dunlap in August of 1989. He left a factory job looking for more responsibility, challenges and work diversity. As Superintendent, he is responsible for the everyday operations of the Village. He is a proud father of five children: Nathaniel, CJ, Rachel, Tanner, and Emily, and grandfather to four beautiful grandchildren. When he isn’t spending time with his children, Dale enjoys cooking, fishing and dartball. His favorite season is winter, and favorite holiday is Christmas. Dale loves Dunlap because it is a quiet, small town and he knows almost everyone in town. Something that you may not know about Mr. Bishop? He served our country in the Army. He is proud of his 3 years of military service, when he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, the highest medal awarded in peacetime.
Marcus Loser, Assistant Superintendent
Marcus Loser, a Dunlap native, is the Parks Superintendent for the Village of Dunlap, and has worked with the village since 2004. His family consists of wife Nicole, daughters Jordan, Alexis, Morgan, and sons, Mason and William. In addition to spending his time outdoors, Marcus loves camping, traveling, as well as watching and playing sports. His favorite kind of food is seafood. Orange and Blue, colors of the Illini, are his favorite colors. Dunlap is a special community to Marcus, and he has enjoyed watching it change and grow over the years.
Jason McGinnis, General Operations Assistant
Jason McGinnis has been the General Operations Assistant for the Village since September of 2013. Before starting with the Village, Jason worked with DunlapCUSD. He is originally from Creve Coeur, IL, and moved to Dunlap in 2006 with his wife Tara. They are the proud parents of two sons, Celtan and Eli. His favorite color is blue, and he always looks forward to the summer season. Jason loves to cook and enjoys spending meal times with his family. Jason enjoys the small town feeling of Dunlap and enjoys working here.
Miranda Simpson, Administrative Assistant
Miranda Simpson is the Administrative Assistant (or “face of the village”) for the Village of Dunlap. She started working with the Village in June of 2015. If you have a question about the village, she usually has the answer. She was born and raised on a farm just outside of Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School. She is married and has children and grandchildren. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors. She loves Summer and loves it even more if it’s really hot. Miranda loves the small country town feel of Dunlap, and lived here for over 30 years.