Robert "Bobby" C. Thomas is a lifetime resident of River Grove and has served as a Village Trustee since 2011. He attended Rhodes Elementary School, East Leyden High School and Texas Wesleyan College where he was a Division 1 full scholarship athlete playing for the baseball team.
Bobby and his wife Chrissy have two daughters, Georgia (University of Illinois) and Audrey (East Leyden), and have been actively involved with many local organizations including River Grove Little League Baseball, the River Grove Lions Club, the River Park Moose Lodge and the River Grove Nationals. Bobby also managed teams for 9 years with the River Grove Rockets girls fast pitch softball organization. He also served as Tournament Director for the 10u and 12u age groups at River Grove hosted year-end tournaments.
Bobby and Chrissy also started Healthy Home Cleaning Services in 2009 which serves many local residents and businesses. Bobby spent 21 years working with Motorola and U.S. Cellular in the telecommunications industry. He currently owns and operates a Vending company (T-Vend) that serves State and Federal buildings in the Chicagoland area.
Before being elected as Village Trustee, Bobby served as Trustee on the River Grove Library Board between 2005 -2008. He is currently chair of the Recreation Committee and sits on the Public Works committee. Bobby has had the opportunity to speak at several River Grove Memorial and Veterans Day celebrations held over the years. He and his family have remained very active in the community attending and volunteering at such events as Planting Day, RG Picnic and Block Parties, Autumn Jubilee, Trunk or Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Easter Egg hunts and various other community and school events.
Bobby is very proud of his family and their history in River Grove. His parents John (Pesty) and Gloria Thomas (Madsen) raised 5 children in River Grove (John, Tom, Marlene, Jim and Bobby) all graduates of Rhodes School and East Leyden High School. Bob’s Brother John taught and coached at River Grove school from 1970 to 1979 and his Uncle Andy Madsen was one of the first mailmen in River Grove.
Bobby is very proud to serve his community as Village Trustee and hopes to continue to serve the wonderful residents of River Grove for a long time to come.