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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.
Vickie Marshall, Trustee
Vickie retired from teaching math at Mt. Zion High School in 2014 after 32 years. Vickie and her husband, David, have three children: Ryan, Jeff and Kristen. Vickie was the 1970 Valedictorian of Dupo High School and graduated with her bachelors degree from SIU Carbondale with a math major and music minor. She recieved her master's degree from Eastern Illinois University as well as earned over forty (40) hours past her master's degree. Vickie is the church pianist at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Zion. Vickie was a member of the Millikin University Advisory Council and member of the Illinois Governor's Committee for Math Initiative in 1999-2000, Vickie has published several articles including "A Poetic History of the Four Color Problem" (1998) and the song "Hallelujah" (1983) in which she wrote the words and music.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are elections for Mayor and Village Trustee?
Elections are every two years in April. Three trustee positions will be up for re-election in April 2017. The mayor position and three other trustee positions are up for re-election in 2019. For information regarding the next election cycle, please contact the Village Clerk.
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