Village Announcements

Village Trustee Vacancy


Are you interested in serving your community by being a member of the Williamsfield, Illinois, Village Board? The Village of Williamsfield is accepting expressions of interest for a Village Trustee position. Trustee Dr. Stuart Hickerson has resigned due to pending relocation outside the Village. To move continue with a full Board, the vacant seat will be filled by appointment in accordance with Illinois Statutes. The term of the appointment will expire in May 2021.

Any interested Village of Williamsfield resident, who is at least 18 years old and is a legal citizen of the United States, may submit a letter of interest to be considered for the appointment. Please submit your letter of interest by Friday, May 1st, 2020 to Matt Tonkin, Village President, via Letters of interest (and resumes if provided) received by this date will receive consideration at the next scheduled Village Board meeting. Applicants may be asked to interview with Matt Tonkin (Village President) and/or Trustees at the next (May 4th) or subsequent (June 1st) scheduled Board Meeting.

About the Village Board

Village Board members make policy decisions, enact ordinances, approve budgets, and act for the overall benefit and best interest of the Village. Regular Village Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Special meetings are scheduled as needed. Further information about the Village Board can be found at


Appointment Process

The Village Board will meet interested candidates. The appointment procedure will generally be as follows (full details are provided in the Illinois Municipal Code [65 ILCS 5 / Article 3.1]):

  • Expressions of interest received be discussed in Open Session on May 4th, 2020.

  • Each applicant will be provided up to three minutes to give a verbal presentation to the Board. Presentation order will be determined by a random drawing of names.

  • The appointment process will be held in Open Session on June 1st, 2020.

  • Individual candidates may be interviewed by the President and/or Trustees in Closed Session and/or in a Special Meeting.

  • The Village President shall nominate a candidate for consideration.

  • The Board will then vote upon the appointment in Open Session.


Convening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Village of Williamsfield held its April board meeting via teleconference. At this time, it is anticipated that the May board meeting will also be held via teleconference. If this is the case, information necessary to join the meeting via teleconference will be circulated in advance of the meeting.


For questions, please contact Matt Tonkin, Village President, at

The Village Loves Pets, but...

Dogs Must be on Leashes

Village ordinance 2015-2 requires dogs to be kept on a leash when in the park, on a walk, or otherwise not at home. Fines between $50-500 may be imposed for not keeping your dog properly restrained.


The Scoop on Poop

Did you know that leaving dog feces to decay in such public places as the park and around playground equipment is not only gross but can make children, adults, and other pets sick? Be a good neighbor and clean up your pet's poop. 

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