TGEN Network (Education)


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2021 Newly Elected Officials Training Courses

August 12 & August 26

All Registered Attendees will receive a copy of “What’s My Job?”

Requirements to participate:

  • You will need an internet connection.
  • You will need an email address to verify registration and receive log in credentials. One unique email account per registrant.
  • You will need a web browser (Chrome is Recommended).

Daily Help Line: Should you have questions or need assistance with logging on, we have established a daily hotline during the conference. Dial 217.744.2212 at any time during the daily events should you need assistance.

Registration is $50 per date, per person or $400/township for up to nine attendees. You will receive log information via email.

*Please make checks payable to the Township Officials of Illinois; mail to 3217 Northfield Drive., Springfield, IL 62702. Forms may also be emailed to or you may register online at If you are paying by credit card, only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Click HERE to Download Registration Form

8:30 AM - 9 AM

Vendor Hour

9 AM

Opening Program


Danny Hanning, TOI President

Bryan E. Smith, TOI Executive Director

Jerry Crabtree, TOI Associate Director/Education Coordinator


TOI Division Presidents

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

You Are Elected - Now What?

Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Attorney

Ancel Glink

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Township Budgeting for Everyone

Bryan E. Smith, TOI Executive Director

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Township Appropriation and Levy Process

Sherly Churney, Attorney

Myers, Berry, O'Conor & Churney, Ltd.

12:30 PM - 1 PM


1 PM - 2 PM

TED Talk with Township Board

2 PM - 2:30 PM

Video: Township Board Meeting Gone Bad Premiere!

2:30 PM

Breakout 1

Ask a Township Attorney

John Redlingshafer, Attorney

Mescher Law Offices

2:30 PM

Breakout 2

Township Clerks Q and A of the FAQ's

Township Clerks of Illinois

3 PM

Closing Comments