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 E. Smith is in his 32nd year with the association. He started in 1987, and was named Executive Director in 1996, only the third person in the association's 111 year history. He regularly consults with members and county associations, speaks and conducts association meetings throughout the state. He is actively involved with TOI's legislative advocacy in the State Capital, and serves as Editor of TOI's monthly publication Township Perspective. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) and currently is Vice President of that Washington, D.C. based association that represents Township government in our nation's capital. He is also a past president and secretary/treasurer of NATaT. Smith is a lifelong resident of Long Creek Township (Macon Co.), is a former township supervisor and township clerk.


Associate Director

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 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.


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 38th 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

 

Kayla Jane Jeffers
3217 Northfield Dr. - Springfield, Illinois 62702
Telephone: 217-744-2212
Toll Free: 866-TWP-GOVT (897-4688)
Fax: 217-744-7419
E-Mail: kayla@toi.org

Kayla Jane Jeffers joined the TOI staff in September, 2018 as the Associate Editor. The Springfield resident is a graduate of Illinois State University, Normal with a Bachelors degree in English -Publishing studies. She is responsible for editing and organizing the magazine copy/advertising, developing stories of interest for township officials, and photographing TOI events. Additionally, she assists with the Associations social media and website development activities.    


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.



Legislative Consultant

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Taylor Anderson 
600 S. Second Street, Suite 403 - Springfield, Illinois 62704
Telephone: 217-726-8358 
E-Mail: lobbyillinois@gmail.com 

Taylor Anderson, a full time, registered, contractual lobbyist in the State of Illinois, has spent nearly a decade working with the Illinois General Assembly. Anderson became a Legislative Consultant in 2017. He has lobbied on behalf of a wide and diverse groups of clients including various COG’s and local governments, as well as numerous business entities and corporations. Taylor began his legislative training by interning at several state agencies including Secretary of State Jesse White’s Office, the Illinois Senate President Emil Jones – Revenue Committee, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency-Legislative Affairs Division and the Dunn Fellowship serving in the Legislative Office of the Governor where he helped design and authored the bill tracking training website for state agency liaisons, as well as worked closely with top State Agency heads and members of the Illinois Senate.