TOI Staff

Executive Director

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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 29 years with the association and is a former supervisor and township clerk. He is past president and current secretary/treasurer of the National Towns and Townships Association (NATaT).


Associate Director / Education Coordinator

Jerry B. Crabtree - Associate Director / Education Coordinator

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 36th 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

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

Amy Rourke joined the TOI staff in May 2015 as associate editor for Township Perspective. Amy is a resident of Chatham and a graduate of Glenwood High School. She has a BA in journalism/visual communications from Illinois State University. As associate editor, Amy edits and organizes magazine copy/advertising, develops stories of interest for township officials, and photographs TOI events. She is also responsible for updating TOI’s website, compiling education credits for officials, processing purchases from the website store, and assisting with the annual scholarship program.


Bookkeeper

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Kim McDonald

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

Kim McDonald joined the TOI staff in September of 2015 as the Association’s Bookkeeper.  Kim is a resident of Springfield and has been an accountant for 17 years. She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Business Administration and Finance.   Kim is responsible for the bookkeeping activities of the Association.