TOI Staff

Executive Director

Bryan E. Smith - Executive Director

Bryan E. Smith
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: bryan@toi.org

TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith answers questions from township officials regarding proper procedure and law. He speaks at education, county association and other meetings throughout the state, and writes a monthly article for Township Perspective. He is actively involved with TOI’s legislative work in the State Capitol. Smith, a lifelong resident of Long Creek Township (Macon Co.), has 27 years with the association and is a former supervisor and township clerk. He is past president of the National Towns and Townships Association (NATaT) and continues to serve on its board.


Associate Director / Education Coordinator

Bryan E. Smith - Executive Director

Jerry B. Crabtree
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: jerry@toi.org

Associate Director/Education Coordinator Jerry B. Crabtree answers questions from township officials regarding proper procedure and law. He speaks at education, county association and other meetings throughout the state, and writes monthly articles for Township Perspective. He is also actively involved with TOI’s legislative work in the State Capitol. A West Frankfort native, Crabtree began his TOI career in 2005. In addition to fielding questions and speaking at TOI events, he coordinates TOI’s educational seminars and course offerings, and oversees the Web site and its program through which about 60 townships have created a township Web site. Crabtree also works with county associations who are interested in starting, or rejuvenating their association.


Legislative Consultant

Tim Bramlet - Legislative Consultant

Tim Bramlet
119 W. Lawrence - Springfield, Illinois 62704
Telephone: 217-522-9522
Fax: 217-789-2690
E-Mail: tbramlet@bramletconsulting.com

Legislative Consultant Tim Bramlet began lobbying for TOI in 2008. He represents TOI’s legislative interests in the Statehouse in Springfield, as well as attending numerous educational events to update officials on what’s going on in the General Assembly.


Office Manager / Drug & Alcohol Program

Pam Butler - Office Manager / Drug & Alcohol Program

Pam Butler
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: pam@toi.org

Office Manager Pam Butler is starting her 34th year with the association. The Astoria resident (Woodland Township, Fulton Co.) oversees TOI’s database of more than 11,000 township officials, hundreds of companies and other businesses. She also coordinates the random drug/alcohol program that is administered through Mid-West Truckers Association. She is responsible for most of the mailings done by TOI and its divisions (supervisors, clerks, highway commissioners, assessors, trustees) and creates many of the educational materials distributed at both TOI and division functions.


Associate Editor

Erin J. Valentine - Associate Editor

Erin J. Valentine
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: erin@toi.org

Erin Valentine, associate editor of Township Perspective, started her career with TOI in 1997 when the office moved from Astoria to Springfield. The Decatur resident coordinates and edits magazine copy/advertising, writes stories of interest about township officials and on topics pertinent to their duties, and photographs TOI events. Other duties include updating TOI’s website, compiling education credit for officials, processing purchases from the website store, and assisting with the annual scholarship program. She is a native of Gallatin County.


Bookkeeper

Jo Ann Cooper - Bookkeeper

Jo Ann Cooper
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: joann@toi.org

Jo Ann Cooper of Astoria Township, Fulton Co. has kept the books and formerly served as the Astoria office manager for a total of 49 years with TOI. She works on a part-time basis now, and handles payroll, accounts payable/receivable, employee benefits and publications inventory. She assists with mailings and meeting registrations as well.