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 30 years with the association and is a former supervisor and township clerk. He is past president and secretary/treasurer, and current vice president 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 provides best practice interpretations to members on township procedures. Crabtree coordinates all education programs provided by the association, statewide and online. He speaks across the state to county township associations, as well as other groups, on the importance of township government to the local government landscape in Illinois. Crabtree manages the association’s web services and online activities. He also assists with all legislative work to promote township government in Illinois and at the federal level. Crabtree, a southern Illinois native, began his TOI career in 2005. Prior to working for TOI, he worked for the Illinois General Assembly, the Executive Branch, and the office of the Illinois Attorney General. He resides in Springfield, Illinois.


Legislative Consultant

Tim Bramlet - Legislative Consultant

Tim Bramlet
119 W. Lawrence - Springfield, Illinois 62704
Telephone: 217-741-4496 
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 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 online 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.