MICHELLE FISHER was a competitive figure skater as a young girl. After years of training and double axels, she landed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she trained with United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame coaches, Evy and Mary Scotvold. She traded in her blades for books and attended Loyola University Chicago for both undergraduate and law school. She worked as a litigator at major Chicago law firm until moving to Hinsdale in 2011. Michelle’s husband grew up in town and had always hoped to move back home to raise his family. Michelle was sold after hearing his stories of a childhood spent biking with friends and playing ice hockey at Burns Field.
Once in Hinsdale, Michelle’s full focus and attention turned to taking care of her growing family, Jack (14), Chloe (11), and Colin (6). Her two older children are all in with soccer and her youngest is a Lego fanatic. Michelle became a member of The Garden Club of Hinsdale this past year and remains optimistic about greening her thumb. She is a dedicated school volunteer who takes tons of photos for the school yearbook, and coordinates used book drives for Open Books, her favorite charity.
In 2019, Michelle was appointed by President Tom Cauley to serve on the Plan Commission for the Village of Hinsdale. In March 2021, she was elected to serve on the Village of Hinsdale Board of Trustees. Michelle’s service continues a legacy of her grandfather, who served as director of public works, and her father, who served as an auxiliary police officer in her hometown. Both men instilled in her the importance of taking care of and supporting her community. This local leader is inspired by the beautiful downtown, strong sense of community, and great schools and considers it a privilege to uphold our traditions and qualities while making sure Hinsdale remains a place people want to return to when they grow up.
Mantra: Keep a positive attitude. Keep a grateful attitude. On your reading stack: Splat the Cat (Colin is learning to read) and w (just finishing up). Podcast: True Crime investigative podcasts. My oldest and I do a lot of driving for soccer, and this is what he picks for us to listen to. Crazy. The stories are insane and super scary, but we are hooked. Favorite workout: CorePower Yoga Sculpt Best Grooming Tip: find a great perfume and enjoy it! Guilty Pleasure: homemade apple pie. Chloe and I make one for every year for Christmas dinner. Early Memory: Baking with my mom. She taught me how to make my great grandmothers homemade pound cake … fresh eggs, tons of butter … pure yum. Music you love: Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars and Lost Frequencies Advice you give to your younger self: Trust your gut.
WHEN IN THE COUNTRY
Your style: Casual preppy. Favorite Walk: I like to run. I head straight to Fullersburg Woods, round the Graue Mill and then back home. Favorite Sounds: Van Morrison. Can’t leave the house without: Water bottle. Best bite: Alta Mura. The 4 Stagioni is my favorite. Best Hidden Gem: Any ice cream shop … I have a soft spot for mint chocolate chip ice cream. Favorite Event: Ice skating at Burns Field-of course! Best thing about the Country: Outdoor dining and everything during the holiday season. The Village always looks beautiful and storybook-esque during that time. Last year, the lights and trees at Burlington Park looked amazing. Worst thing about the Country: Freight trains. I am stopped by one every time I am running late. The perfect day is: Dinner with my family and then home for movie night.
WHEN IN TOWN
Style: Black jeans, cute top, and heels are my go-to look. Favorite walk: The Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Favorite sounds: Maroon 5. Can’t leave the house without: Sunglasses. Best Hidden Gem: Milk N Honey Cafe. Best quick bite: Fig & Olive or Le Colonial. Favorite Event: Outdoor Concerts at Wrigley Field. Best thing about Town: All the restaurants. Greek Town is always a big family hit. Worst thing about Town: Parking garages. The perfect day is: Brunch with friends and family, an afternoon at the pool and dinner with Freddie. Perfect!