Algonquin Township Board

The Township trustees are responsible for certifying tax levies for the township and for the road district. The Highway Commissioner determines the amount of the road district levy.

The Board is also responsible for adopting the annual budget and appropriation ordinance for the Town, General Assistance, and the Road and Bridge funds. The Trustees approve all town expenses and audit bills submitted for payment by the Highway Commissioner. The Trustees are elected every four years.

Algonquin Township Board Members

Top row: Daniel J. Shea | Russell W. Cardelli | Melissa Sanchez-Fischer | Larry Emery
Bottom Row: Chuck A. Lutzow, Jr. | Dianne Klemm | Robert Miller | Robert R. Kunz, Jr.

Dan SheaMy name is Dan Shea and I have served as an Algonquin Township Trustee since 2010 and have lived in Fox River Grove since 1956. I am retired from American Can Company Research Center after 25 years of service from 1962 to 1987. I have extensive community service and involvement.   I am a 15 year veteran of the Fox River Grove Police Department from 1964 to 1979 and was the Village President of Fox River Grove from 1983 to 1993. I was a member of the Northern Illinois Planning Commission from 1989 to 1993, serving as vice president for 2 years. I have served on the McHenry County Stormwater Management Committee from 1991 to 1996, being chairman for 3 years. I served on the McHenry County Board for 12 years from 1996 to 2008. During this time I chaired the Law & Justice Committee for 2 years and the Transportation Committee for 8 years.   My community service also includes involvement with the following programs: Fox Waterway Advisory Committee (19 years), Lakewood Resource Center Intervention Program (8 years), CMAP Board (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning) (8 years), E.S.D.A. in Fox River Grove (3 years).   I am an active member of the Good Shepherd Hospital Auxiliary, the McHenry County Conservation Foundation and the McHenry County Historical Society. I served 2 years in the U.S. Army from 1963 to1964.

Melissa A. SanchezMy name is Melissa Sanchez­Fischer and I am a resident of Lake In The Hills living here since 2011. I am married to my husband Robert and have a wonderful son Edwin. We are members of St. Mary Church in Huntley and are involved in various ministries and Bible studies. We donate our time to different charitable organizations, our non­profits, hobbies and raising our family.

I am honored to be given the opportunity to represent a new demographic in Algonquin Township relating to other growing families in this economy and climate. I look forward to being a new voice on the board and learning from other established members.


Larry EmeryMy name is Larry Emery and I have been a resident of Crystal Lake and Algonquin Township for 26 years. I have served as an Algonquin Township Trustee since 2013. I have a dual degree from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor Degree in Production and Operation Management and an Education Degree in Distributive Education. I have been married 33 years to my wife Pamela, with two adult children, Jon and Heather.

My background highlights include: Republican Candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee April 9th 2013 Election, McHenry County Algonquin Township 66 Committeeman, McHenry County Election Judge, McHenry County Algonquin Deputy Registrar, Delegate for 2012 Illinois Republican State Convention, Manager for Sears, Roebuck, and Company, HomeLife Furniture, and Sears Holdings for 33 years. I retired in 2011. I am currently working part-time for our township as a trustee and First Delta group as an Operations Specialist. His interests and activities include Vocal Music, Golf, Skiing, competitive Karate-2012 AAU Gold and Silver Medalist, and church/family events. Associated with Harvest Bible Church of Crystal Lake, Focus Martial Arts of Lake in the Hills.