City Hall

Meet City Hall

Chad May, Mayor

Chad May is the current Mayor of McLeansboro, IL. He was sworn into office in May 2021 with a vision of growth for the City of McLeansboro. Since taking office, there have been many steps taken in moving the City forward into new technology with the support of the City Council. Chad has lived in Hamilton County since 1994 when he married Amanda (Bowers) May. They have three children and three grandchildren. Chad is employed full-time with a company based in Paducah, Kentucky. When asked about his vision for the remainder of his current term, he said, “I look forward to the changes that are in progress within the City. I am appreciative of the support of the Council in taking the big steps forward. Everything from the automatic meter reading system, updated accounting and billing system, to the Disc Golf course that has recently been constructed by a wonderful group of volunteers. I am overwhelmed by the support of so many in that process. It speaks volumes about our community. I believe it shows an eagerness and willingness to see new things happen here.” Chad’s term will expire in April 2025.

Jodi Brockett, City Clerk

Jodi, who first became City Clerk in 2020, also serves as the appointed City Collector. The Office of the City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statues including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act, as well as manages public inquiries and ceremonial and official functions. Jodi also manages payroll, and is the authorized agent for the City of McLeansboro’s  Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. As Collector, Jodi oversees the City’s public utilities’ payments.

Sandra Barker, Accounts Receiving Clerk and Bookkeeper

Sandra is responsible for paying municipal utility taxes, monitoring lease agreements, and managing general billing.

Pat Stevens,  Zoning Administrator

Hours: Tues-Wed 8:00-1:00

Pat is responsible for enforcing the city zoning code as defined by Chapter 40 of the City Code.

Zoning and Demolition permits can be found on the resources page.

Ruth Bryson

Appointed by Mayor and approved by the Council in October 2019, Ruth is completing the term of retiree Sharon Ingram. Ruth keeps the books and accounts showing all monies received and disbursed for the City. Monthly reports are presented to the Council.

Freedom Of Information Act
Procedure For Requests And Fee Structure

The following information is being provided to Section 4(b) of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/4 (b). All requests to inspect, copy, or certify public records of the City of McLeansboro must be submitted to the City in writing. The City encourages requesters to submit their requests on a form available at the City Office. The City will review all written requests in any form. The City will review and respond to each written request in a manner consistent with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

City of McLeansboro FOIA Officer: Frederic Vallowe, City Clerk
McLeansboro Police Department FOIA Officer: John N. Taylor, Chief of Police

Requests shall be submitted to:
Freedom of Information Officer
City of McLeansboro
102 West Main Street
McLeansboro, Illinois 62859
Phone: (618) 643-2723
Fax: (618) 643-3035
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The City of McLeansboro is an equal opportunity employer.