VILLAGE OFFICIALS

Village Officials                                  Phone

Mayor: Jerry Wilson                            618-225-1311

Clerk: Mark Nadler                              618-286-3285

Treasurer: Darilyn Holzhauer

Trustee: Chris Ragsdale                     618-419-2784

Trustee: Ben Kenner                           618-225-9997

Trustee: James Smith                         618-600-9001

Trustee: Joe Basinski                          618-779-0300

Trustee: Ken Phillips                          618-779-7859

Trustee: Kerry Foster                         618-286-3464

 

Attorney: Charlie Swartwout

 

BIOS

 

Jerry Wilson, Mayor

 

Jerry has been a Dupo resident since 1974. He graduated from Dupo Community High School in 1984. From high school, Jerry enlisted in the United States Air Force. Duiring his seven year career in the military, he served in places such as Florida, Germany and Louisiana before returning home to Illinois.

 

After his career in the Air Force, Jerry worked for Kraft Foods in Granite City for 16 years. After taking an early retirement, Jerry went on to own two separate Businesses in the local area which he sold in 2015. Jerry now works as an independent contractor.

 

Jerry and his wife of 28 years have two children and one grandchild who reside in Dupo.

 

Ken Phillips, Trustee

 

My name is Ken Phillips. I am Park Chairman and Gas Chairman and oversee duties in each department. I was elected to the village board in 1999 and have served 4 terms and now starting my 5th term May 2015.

 

Some of my accomplishments are building of the Dupo Park in 2003, Main Street project block/fence in 2009, new Village Hall in 2014, and many other projects.

 

I also chair the Park Activities committee that oversees and runs all activities in the park, picnics, movie nights, etc.
If I can be of any assistance to you, feel free to contact me at (618) 779-7859.

 

Thank you for allowing me to serve you.

 

Joe Basinski, Trustee

 

I am currently serving my third term as a Trustee. My first term began in May, 2007, and I was appointed Chairman of the Street Department. I was appointed to my current position as Chairman of the Water Department in 2013.

 

I have also served as Chairman of the Zoning and Planning Board on which I served from June, 2001, to May, 2007.

 

Chris Ragsdale, Trustee

 

Lifelong resident and 1984 graduate of Dupo Community High School, Chris is married to Crystal and together they have four daughters, Brittney, Morgan, Tori and Madison.

 

Chirs is a Compliance Professional with over 30 years of Brokerage experience for a St. Louis based Investment Firm. Motivated and energetic leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities with a solid history of success within the Compliance Department of a major brokerage firm. Area of expertise includes securities rules and regulations, regulatory systems and the ability to support multiple lines of business in a fast paced environment.

 

His professional experience includes over 25 years of Compliance experience, 15 years of Human Resources experience and 5 years of Audit and Payroll experience. Chris also brings over 16 years of management experience leading a high performing team of Compliance professionals in the securities industry.

 

Benjamin Kenner, Trustee

 

Ben was born and raised in Dupo. He graduated from Dupo Community High School in 2008. He attended Southwestern Illinois College before beginning his career with Amtrak Railroad as a Conductor. he became Engineer in 2011 With Ben’s eagerness to lead and dedication to his career, he became Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers/Road Foreman in 2013. He currently supervises 35 employees in two locations. Carbondale, Illinois and Memphis Tennessee.

 

Ben has a strong work ethic. He is Trustworthy, Dependable and has shown great leadership with Amtrak

 

Mark Nadler, Village Clerk

 

25 year Dupo resident

Appointed as Clerk in 2007

Elected as Clerk in 2009 and 2013.

Other community involvement:

Active zoning board member since 2003.

Former school board member from 1999-2015.

 

Darilyn J. Holzhauer, Treasurer

 

Darilyn J. Holzhauer was appointed Treasurer of the Village of Dupo in October, 2006. Darilyn is originally from Centralia, Illinois, and the daughter of a railroad engineer. Darilyn graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy. She has also done post-graduate work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

 

Darilyn passed the CPA Exam in 1991. Darilyn has 25 years of accounting experience in various industries, including public accounting, manufacturing, payroll, and municipality/county government.

 

Darilyn enjoys traveling in her free time. She especially likes attending professional tennis tournaments in Europe and America. Darilyn also enjoys the company of her two rescue dogs.