David Avila is a lifelong Berwyn area resident. David graduated from Morton West High School, and attended Morton College before receiving a Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University with Masters classes. His wife Malisa is a nurse at MacNeal Hospital. The Avilas plan on staying in Berwyn along with their two young daughters for years to come; they love and care about Berwyn, which is why David and his wife have been so active and volunteered countless hours in Berwyn. David has helped Mayor, Robert J. Lovero organize and host bi-annual Property Tax Workshops at the VFW Hall, Liberty Cultural Center, and the Rec Center over the past eight years. He has also collaborated with MacNeal Hospital and Mayor Lovero to organize a Diabetes Workshop. Most recently, David was able to help the Mayor organize the annual Berwyn Rabies/Microchip Clinic for dogs and cats at the VFW Hall parking lot.
As Legislative Director for Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes, David has analyzed, reviewed and written amendments to Cook County’s 3 billion dollar budget. He has co-authored major legislation for Cook County’s existing ordinances. David has been able to help countless citizens of Cook County appeal their property taxes and help them navigate the bureaucracy that is sometimes hard to understand. David has also helped seniors reapply for their deserved senior exemption that must be reapplied for every year due to new state legislation. He has helped residents fill out “certificate of error,” “vacancy” and exemptions. Later, David worked with Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore as his Policy Director; advising, transitioning, researching and creating legislation.
David has experience working on budgets, legislation and helping the citizens of Cook County cut through the red tape. Having helped homeowners with the sometimes complicated process of appealing their property taxes, David is transforming the Office of Berwyn Township Assessor. He has started by having later and longer hours during the appeal process. This is the first time this has been done in the history of the Berwyn Township Assessor’s Office. The office is open till 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, when Berwyn Township is open for appeals. The Berwyn Township Assessor’s Office is now using social media to help let Berwyn residents know about their property tax appeal process. The office now has a website to help people with all the information they need involving their home.