Michele M. Obaya

Michele M. Obaya

Trustee / Chairperson of Finance Committee

Michele has lived in River Grove since 1993 with her husband of over 25 years, Frank, Sr. Together they have three sons, Frank, Jr., Marco and Gaetano.


Michele graduated with honors from Triton College with an Associate of Science degree and then Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


Before becoming a stay-at-home mother, she worked as a legal secretary and office manager for a Chicago based law firm.

Public Service

Prior to joining the River Grove Village Board in 2015, Michele served on the River Grove School Board of Education from 2008 to 2013 where she was a member of the Superintendent Evaluation Committee, the Finance Committee, the Building & Grounds Committee and the Teacher Contract Negotiations Team.

Michele is a member of and responsible for organizing the River Grove School Education Foundation. She is a former member of the River Grove School PTA, where she served as Chairperson of Special Events, as well as the River Grove Royals Athletic Club.


As a Village Trustee, Michele serves as Chairperson of the Finance and Economic Development Committee and as a Co-Chair of the Public Safety Committee. She also serves on the Special Events Committee.