Danette O'Donovan Matyas

Title: Trustee (2013-2017, 2017-2021)
Phone: 847-588-8056
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Trustee Danette O’Donovan Matyas was raised in Niles and graduated from St. John Brebeuf School and Marillac High School. She has two children, Tammy and Matt, and a five-year-old granddaughter, Kayla.

For 31 years, Trustee Matyas worked in the Finance Department for Alberto Culver Company, located in Melrose Park. She is currently semi-retired, as Alberto Culver sold the company to Unilever in 2010 which had an impact on the entire company resulting in all the office employees being laid off in 2012.

While raising a family and working full time, Trustee Matyas put herself through college. She attended Oakton Community College at night, part time, and then transferred to DePaul University, graduating in 2006 with a bachelor's degree of arts in Business Management.

She continues to serve on the Niles Library Board, where she was elected as Trustee in April 2011.

Trustee Matyas feels it is an honor to be part of this board, working together to move Niles forward to bring back the spirit in the community and to hear the voice of the people on their issues and concerns. 

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