LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- This past week in Chicago, the Illinois Municipal League held its 100th Annual Conference. Over 1,500 mayors, council members, and local officials attended the conference recognizing IML’s “Century of Service to Illinois Municipalities.
”The IML Conference is the gathering place for education, in-depth working sessions, and learning about new laws and responsibilities for municipalities and municipal officials. It is also where a new president is elected to lead the IML’s 1,124 municipal-membership.
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the IML membership elected 36 Vice Presidents to take a leadership role within the statewide organization. Mayor Darryl F. Lindberg of Loves Park was selected to serve as the organization’s President for the next year. Also elected during the Conference were Mayor Jerry Daugherty of Mascoutah as First Vice President and Mayor Dale B. Adams of Rockton as Sergeant-at-Arms.
Speaking during the official “passing of the gavel” ceremony, Mayor Scott Eisenhauer of Danville, the outgoing IML president, said, “I have the privilege of passing on the gavel to not only a great friend, but a great leader who has great passion for this organization.”
Accepting the gavel before the overflow crowd Mayor Lindberg said “I am proud to stand before you at the start of my presidency of the IML. It’s the proudest moment of my career and I owe it all to you, my fellow municipal officials, who made this possible by your dedication and willingness to support the IML. You recognize the importance of this great organization.”
Lindberg went on to say, “When IML sends notices and asks for your help, we as municipal officials must take action so our municipal voice is heard loud and often. That’s the only way we can succeed for our citizens.
IML is the unified voice for municipalities and a gathering place to share problems, share ideas and work together to better our communities.”