Alex Gallegos is a lifelong resident of Riverside and a sitting village trustee. He is currently a financial advisor with a long career in the banking and finance sector. He takes the village’s fiduciary role very seriously, and his background allows him to navigate the intricacies of the village finances. Alex is committed to serving the public as is evident in the organizations and activities that he has been a part of including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 488, and the Tri-County Illinois Police Association. Alex has a special interest in the emphasis of the river for recreational activities and subsequent economic benefits. He has initiated and organized several events and activities involving the use of the river, including: The Riverside Regatta, Lantern Nite, Music by the River – September 11th Remembrance (20 th Anniversary), Kayak rental events, and environmental river clean-ups. Alex is running for his second term as a village trustee, hoping to continue to contribute to the ongoing issues of the village.