Susie Carpentier, SRI Township Assessor, elected to TOI


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Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 11:00 am
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Press release submitted by Erin Valentine


Susie Carpentier, assessor of South Rock Island Township, Rock Island County, was unanimously elected to serve as 3rd vice president of the Board of Directors of the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) during the Association's 105th Annual Educational Conference held in Springfield, Illinois, November 11-13, 2012.



The Township Officials of Illinois, the largest statewide organization of its kind, annually conducts a series of training programs and educational conferences with the November Educational Conference being the largest. TOI serves as an informational clearinghouse for member townships as well as members of the Illinois General Assembly, Members of Congress, and federal and state agencies.



Keynote speaker of the 105th Annual Conference was Dr. Dale Henry, who spoke to officials with Full Speed Ahead with a New Attitude. Sharing the Opening Session were outgoing TOI President Mickey Goral; Conference Chair Mary Hamilton from Aetna Township (Logan Co.); TOI Legislative Consultant Tim Bramlet, and TOI Executive Director Bryan E. Smith with the State of the Association message. Township Government: Full Speed Ahead! was the theme of this year's Conference.



More than 800 delegates attended educational sessions on the 2013 election cycle, the Cemetery Oversight Act, grant writing, intergovernmental agreements, TIF Districts' impact on townships, the Freedom of Information Act, budgets and much more. Attendees selected from more than 30 educational sessions at this year's conference.



"Township officials face many challenges as they make decisions that affect their residents. Susie is an excellent example of the type of leader we need in township government, the government closest to the people," said TOI Executive Director Bryan E. Smith.

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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