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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.

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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

Professional Development Course 4

Polices and Procedures for Townships in 2021 & Beyond

The TOI Education Program is pleased to offer several Professional Development Courses in 2021 for township officials and staff. The fourth program of the year is Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the TOI Office in Springfield. The session is limited to 25 attendees. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. The seminar is scheduled from 10am – 3pm to accommodate travel time. Six hours of education credit will be given for workshop completion.

You have an employee come to you with a problem.  You expect someone to come and disrupt your next meeting.  Do you have policies and procedures to address these and other issues?  If you don’t, are you aware that various statutes require them?  If you do, are yours in compliance with state and/or federal law?  Join John Redlingshafer for a very informal discussion on what policies and procedures you must have and those you should (or shouldn’t!) have.

*Deadline to register is September 8, 2021*

Return to the TOI office by fax at 217.744.7419, email to, or mail to 3217 Northfield Dr., Springfield, IL 62702.

You can also register online at 

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*An email address is required to register for this event.