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Mayor & Trustees
The Village of Mt. Zion Mayor and Village Council work together for the citizens of our community. As leaders, they are committed to protecting Village of Mt. Zion assets through the encouragement of residents and businesses to become integral participants in our community.
Mark Wells, Mayor
Mark is a graduate of Mt. Zion High School and Illinois State University. Mark is a former Mt. Zion school board member. He is retired from United Parcel Service (UPS). He has coached youth sports for several years in Mt. Zion (basketball, football & baseball).
Mark is a member of the Mt. Zion Area Economic Development Corporation, the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce, and the Macon County Regional Planning Commission.
Mark resides in Mt. Zion with his wife Valerie.
Kevin Fritzsche, Trustee
A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Kevin is currently a broker with Brinkoetter & Associates. He has lived in the Village of Mt. Zion since 1992 with his wife, Julie, and their three children.
Donna Scales, Trustee
Donna has been a resident of the Village of Mt. Zion since 1982. She is married with three children and is employed at the law firm of Jeffrey D. Richardson. She has served on the Village Board since 2003 and previously served on the Parks & Recreation Commission for 10 years with several of those years serving as the chairperson.
Ron Johnson, Trustee
Ron has been a resident of the Village of Mt. Zion since 1993. He is a licensed funeral director with Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Homes where he has served as manager of the Mt. Zion location for the past twenty years. He is a former elected Mt. Zion Township Trustee and former past President of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, District 9A and 10. Ron previously served on the Village of Mt. Zion's Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a member of the Mt. Zion Oddfellows Lodge #300 and was the 2012 Mt. Zion Lion's Club Citizen of the Year. Ron is married to Sarah and has three children.
Mike Mose, Trustee
Mike has been a resident of the Village of Mt. Zion since 2004. He currenlty serves as the Assistant Principal at Mt. Zion High Shcool. He and his wife, along with their two children, enjoy all Mt. Zion has to offer and he hopes to help Mt. Zion to continue to grow and add to its quality of life.
Shane Mendenhall, Trustee
Shane is a lifelong resident of Mt. Zion, having graduated from Mt. Zion High School in 1998. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Millikin University and earned his Juris Docorate, cum laude, from Oklahoma University School of Law in 2008. While attending law school, he also earned a certificate in Business Law with a concentration in Financial Services and Commercial Law.
Upon graduation from law school, he and wife, Allison, had a strong desire to get back to their roots to start their careers and family. In August 2008, Shane started working with the law firm of Bolen, Robinson & Ellis, LLP in Decatur, Illinois and was named partner at the firm in September 2010. Recognizing that being actively involved in one's community is not only a privelege but a duty, Shane has continuously worked to strengthen those ties by being actively involved in the community. He has previously served on the United Way Board, Millikin University Alumni Board of Trustees and Macon County Animal Shelter Board. He currently coaches youth soccer with the Decatur YMCA and is a member of the Mt. Zion Oddfellows Lodge #300.
Wendy J. Kernan, Trustee
Wendy J. Kernan was relocated to Central Illinois 10 years ago by her former employer and chose Mt. Zion to reside in with her husband Mike. They have two children; Ryan and Elena. Wendy is Vice President of Town and Country Bank and serves as branch director for the Mt. Zion and Decatur branches as well as Growth Manager for the East Territory of Town and Country Bank. She has been in the banking industry since 1999.
Wendy is involved in the community and serves as the treasurer for the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce, Girls Scout Troop Leader for Troop 3250, certified trainer at the Decatur Athletic Club and she is a member of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit in Mt. Zion.
She graduated from Southern Illinois University of Carnondale in 1994 and continues to be a proud Saluki Alumni.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are elections for Mayor and Village Trustee?
Elections are every two years in April. The mayor position and four trustee positions will be up for election in April 2019. Three other trustee positions are up for election in 2021. For information regarding the next election cycle, please contact the Village Clerk.
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