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George D. Alpogianis has been a resident of Niles since 2000. He married his wife Sophia in 2006 and has five children - Evangeline, Constantine, Kyriaki, Maria, and Anna. Trustee Alpogianis has been working at Kappy’s, the family-owned restaurant, since 1979. He was sworn in as Mayor of Niles on May 11, 2021 after serving two terms as Trustee (2013-2017, 2017-2021).
As Trustee, Alpogianis served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee, and previously served at Chairman of the General Government & Information Technology Committee. He served as a Commissioner on the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals from 2001 to 2009. He currently is president of the Niles Sister Cities Association, where he is working to restructure and rebuild the committee, and hopes to increase the membership with additional cities.
Mayor Alpogianis is actively involved at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Niles and was Parish Council President, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. In 2008, he founded Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 821 and serves as scoutmaster. He also works alongside veterans as an S.A.L. (Sons of the American Legion) at Post 134 which serves Morton Grove and Niles.
Mayor Alpogianis believes he can best serve the community by bringing business sense to the Village. “After all, running a great municipality is like running a great business. I believe that if more people felt like that, there would be many more successful municipalities like Niles,” states Mayor Alpogianis.
Mayor Alpogianis has a fondness for seniors and children and will continue to work on bringing in more revenue to the Village of Niles, to ensure that all of our senior and family programs are fully-funded.