The Administrative Department is housed in Village Hall and responsible for overall Village operations. The Administrative Staff consists of the following individuals:
- Village Administrator –
- Village Clerk and Assistant Village Administrator – Kathy Mizer
- Village Treasurer – Rhonda Stewart
- Village Administrative Assistant – Kim Taylor
The Administrative Staff is available to assist you with a variety of issues Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00pm. Our office, Village Hall, is located at 301 S. US Route 51 in Forsyth. Our telephone number is (217) 877-9445, and our fax is (217)877-9863; or you may contact us here.
Administrative Department Staff
Village Clerk and Assistant Village Administrator
Kathy was appointed to the position of Clerk in 2003. Kathy acquired the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk in 2006 and the designation of Master Municipal Clerk in 2009 through the International Institute for Municipal Clerks. Kathy’s duties include keeping the corporate seal and all records belonging to the Village. She attends all meetings of the Village Board and keeps the official record of the Board’s proceedings. The Clerk publishes and attests to all resolutions and ordinances, contracts or other agreements passed by the Board, maintains and ensures the Village Code is up-to-date, serves as the local election official for the Village, and issues most licenses and permits for the Village. Kathy assists with Code Enforcement and serves as the Information Technology Administrator for the Village. She serves as the Assistant Zoning Officer and staff liaison in support of the Planning and Zoning Commission where she functions as Secretary and processes requests for variances and special use permits. Kathy was appointed as the Assistant Village Administrator in 2011 and serves in that capacity in the absence of the Administrator. Kathy and her husband Steve have resided in the Village since 2000.
Rhonda was appointed to the position of Village Treasurer in 2001. Rhonda is a Certified Municipal Treasurer with the Illinois Municipal Treasurer’s Association, and a member of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association and Association of the Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada, as well as an authorized agent of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The Village Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer of the Village, attending all village board meetings and serving as staff liaison for the Finance Committee. Rhonda’s duties include direction, supervision and participation in fiscal and clerical work related to municipal treasury operations as established by state statute and Village ordinances, including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and calendar year end/fiscal year end reporting. Rhonda additionally assists with budget development and maintenance.
Administrative Assistant, Utility Billing Clerk
Kim was hired to the position of Administrative Assistant in 2007. Kim’s duties are wide, as she performs the Village monthly water/sewer billing and processes water/sewer applications and new permits. Additionally, Kim processes reservations for offered Village facilities, and is responsible for coordinating committee notices and records, as well as answering the Village’s phone lines and assisting with resident’s needs or directing inquiries to the appropriate department. Kim also provides administrative and secretarial support to other Administrative staff as needed.
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