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Third Ward


Tom Mc Namara


Thomas McNamara (D)

1047 Harlem Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61103

Cell: 815-262-6734


Tom was born and raised in Rockford and is a strong advocate for the region with a firm belief in the importance of community service. Tom is excited to be serving the Third Ward in Rockford He is the son of John and Barbara McNamara and sibling of Nell, Mary, Dan, Kate & John McNamara. Tom returned to Rockford after receiving his Masters Degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Shortly after returning to Rockford, Tom was lucky to find his best friend and the love of his life, Sarah Ann Reed, at the Greenwich Village Art Fair. Sarah and Tom were married in May of 2011 and currently live on Harlem Boulevard. Both Sarah and Tom are strong advocates of Rockford and active community volunteers.

Employment: Eckburg and Bates Insurance Agency, Agent

Education: John Carroll University, M.S. in Non-Profit Administration (2008) John Carroll University, B.S. in Sociology/Criminology (2005) Boylan Catholic High School (2001)


  • IGNITE Young Professionals – President of the Board of Directors (Member since 2009)
  • Northwest Community Center – Board of Directors, serves on the executive committee and finance committee (Member since 2008)
  • Rockford Area Arts Council – Board of Directors (Member since 2012)
  • City of Rockford Human Services Department and Community Action Agency – Board of Directors, serves on the By Laws Committee and Co-Chairs the Public Policy Strategy Committee (since 2011)
  • Signal Hill Neighborhood Association – Current Member and Past Vice President (2008–2012)
  • United Way of the Rock River Valley– Serves on the Impact Council for Education (since 2011)
  • Next Rockford – Strategy Team Member (Member since 2010)
  • Rockford Health Systems – member of RHS Ambassadors since 2010, Membership Co-Chair
  • Money Smart Week – Co-Chair (2011)
  • NAACP – Member since 2012
  • League of Women Voters – Member since 2010


  • IGNITE Young Professional of The Year (2011)
  • Rockford Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 Leader (2010)


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