Mark John Davoust was born February 1, 1959 (age 61); the middle child of Merritt John (Jack) Davoust and Norma Jean Davoust. Mark was born at home in Hinsdale, Illinois than moved to Naperville as a young child. He was a member of the first ever graduating class from Naperville North High School in 1977. While in NNHS, Mark played varsity football.
Following high school, Mark attended Western Illinois University., Waubonsee Community College and Aurora University. The next few years were spent in the workforce as a manager in retail and then with the Illinois Department of Corrections as a Youth Supervisor II. In 1980, Mark joined Brasel Products, Inc., a small manufacturing firm in Batavia, Illinois.
Mark has been happily married to his wife, Melody for 38 years. They have one son, Brian, and four grandchildren; Brian Jr., Breegan, Braelyn,(triplets) and Brighton. When Brian, Sr. was young, Mark enjoyed coaching him in little league and soccer. Now he has the great plesure of spending time watching Brian, Jr. compete on the Kaneland High School golf team. Braelyn is a competitive gymnast while Breegan is a cheerleader. Brighton is a dancer and artist.
Mark has enjoyed success as a small businessman and is President of Brasel Products. Mark is joined by his son, Brian with Melody assuming a less active role. Mark has been a long-time member of NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business), including a role on the Illinois Leadership Council. He has also been active in the IMA (Illinois Manufacturer's Association). In 2000, Mark served as a delegate to the Congressional Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C., as an appointee of Speaker Hastert. In 2002, Mark returned to continue as a Congressional Small Business Delegate by appointment of then-Governor, Jim Edgar. Following his involvement in the summits, Mark was invited by the State Department to help represent Illinois at Conferences in both Havana, Cuba and Shenyang, China.
Mr. Davoust presently serves as a Commissioner on the Kane County Board from District 14. First elected to the Board in 2004, Mark is in his fourth term. In his time on the board, Mark has served on many of the standing committees, including:
Judicial/Public Safety - Past Chairman
Administration - Past Chairman
Human Services - Past Chairman
Labor Management (Ad Hoc)
Building and Capital Investment Task Force (Ad Hoc)
Criminal Justice Project Steering Committee (Ad Hoc)
E-911 Steering Committee (Ad Hoc)
Fabyan Property Utilization Subcommittee (Ad Hoc)
Judicial Center Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee (Ad Hoc)
Kane County Board of Health (Ad Hoc)
KaneComm (Ad Hoc)
Liquor Commission (Ad Hoc)
Public Safety Technology Commission
Juvenile Justice Council
In addition to his County Board assignments, Mark also serves as a Forest Preserve Commissioner. Some of the Forest Preserve District assignments are:
President Pro Tem
Finance and Administration - Chairman
Planning and Utilization - Past Chairman
Enterprise and Land Acquisition - Past Chairman