Mary Lou is a lifelong resident of Naperville. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Columbia College and has served on several community boards including the Naperville Heritage Society, KidsMatter and the Riverwalk Foundation. She is currently elected District 5 Commissioner of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and has served a 6-year term with the Naperville Park District. Mary Lou is an active champion of public trails, open space, homeowners associations, community planning, and historic preservation. Mary Lou and her husband Herb Nadelhoffer admire nature, travel, the arts and their blue heeler dog, Bindi.