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114th Annual Conference Registration

November 15-17, 2021

Registration Deadline November 8, 2021

All registrations received by October 15th are placed into a drawing for a $100 VISA Gift Card

Registration for the entire week is $99 per member, and $150 for non-members. You will receive one password to use for the entire week. Sign up by October 29, to receive an exclusive TOI Tool Box (swag bag) with items from participating exhibitors. TOI reserves the right to cancel the TOI Tool Box giveaway due to lack of vendor participation. Refunds are not available after November 8.

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.

*Please make checks payable to the Township Officials of Illinois; mail to 3217 Northfield Drive., Springfield, IL 62702. Forms may also be emailed to kayla@toi.org, or faxed to 217.744.7419.

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Schedule at a Glance

Subject to change

Monday November 15, 2021

8:00 AM               Opening Program

                                Vendor Recognition

                                President Danny Hanning

                                Invocation, TOI Chaplain Reverend Percy Johnson

                                Pledge of Allegiance, Susan Curtiss TOI 2nd Vice President

                                Executive Director Jerry B. Crabtree

8:30 AM               FOIA/ OMA in Township Government

                                Andrew Keyt, Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, P.C.

9:30 AM               Record Retention in Township Government What do I keep?

                                Robert Boots, Illinois Secretary of State

10:30 AM            Clerk Attestation: an Overview

                                John Redlingshafer, Merscher Law Offices

11:00 AM            Township Budgeting 101

                                Bryan Smith

12:00 AM            Video: Township Board Meeting Gone Bad

12:30 PM             Lunch Break

1:00 PM               Understanding Township Levies

                                Sheryl Churney, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

2:00 PM               Creating a Healing Forest: The Entire Township as the Recovery Center

                                Mark Sanders

3:00 PM               Additional Resources Including Homeowner Mortgage Assistance and Rental Assistance

                                Brendan Kiley, Illinois Housing Development Authority

4:30 PM               AITOCY Annual Meeting (Separate Registration Required)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

8:00 AM               Opening Program

                                Vendor Recognition

                                President Danny Hanning

                                Invocation, TOI Chaplain Reverend Percy Johnson

                                Pledge of Allegiance, Susan Curtiss TOI 2nd Vice President

                                Executive Director Jerry B. Crabtree

8:30 AM               The State of Illinois Townships: Survey Discussion

                                Jerry Crabtree, TOI Executive Director & Kurt Thurmair, Northern Illinois University

9:30 AM               Policies and Procedures Township Should Have in Place

                                Sheryl Churney, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.

10:30 AM            Bidding and Purchasing and Road District Issues

                                Derke Price, Ancel Glink

11:30 AM            Lunch Break

12:30 PM             TOI Legislative Update

                                Taylor Anderson, TOI Legislative Consultant

1:30 PM               Employee Safety / Sign Safety

                                TOIRMA

2:30 PM               Advantages to Intergovernmental Agreements

                                Chuck Davis, Brown, Hay + Stephens

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

8:00 AM               Opening Program

                                Vendor Recognition

                                President Danny Hanning

                                Invocation, TOI Chaplain Reverend Percy Johnson

                                Pledge of Allegiance, Susan Curtiss TOI 2nd Vice President

                                Executive Director Jerry B. Crabtree

8:30 AM               Working Effectively with Watchdog Groups

                                Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, Ancel Glink

9:30 AM               Why the Township Assessor is VITAL to Township Government

                                Josh Barnett, IPAI & Dale Butalla, CIAO-M

10:30 AM            Social Media in Township Government

                                Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink

11:30 AM            Lunch Break

12:30 PM             Township Meeting Procedures

                                Jim Donelan, TOIRMA Executive Director

1:30 PM               10 Best Ways to Improve Your Township Board

                                John Redlingshafer, Merscher Law Offices

2:30 PM               2021 Hot Topics in Township Government

                                Attorneys Division