Diamond mayor continues service on statewide board

     Diamond Mayor Terry Kernc has been re-elected to the Illinois Municipal League’s (IML) Board of Directors.
    Kernc was retained for a fifth term on the board of the statewide organization that represents local communities during the 104th annual conference held last month in Chicago,
    “Through my role on the IML Board, I am able to collaborate with mayors from around the state on issues that affect all of our communities,” Kernc said.
     Founded in 1913, IML has worked continuously for the benefit of all 1,298 municipalities in the state to provide a formal voice on matters involving common interests. IML serves as the statewide lobby and education organization on whose special interest is the people, so municipalities can have a powerful resource and voice in Springfield.
    The election of members to the board took place on Saturday, Sept. 23. It was at that time the organizations new president, Belleville Mayor Mark E. Eckert, was elected to a one-year term.
    IML is a not-for-profit, non political association served by a board comprised of 36 vice presidents, Kernc being one of them.
    “I am excited to exchange ideas and share solutions as we advocate for local government at the state and federal level,” Kernc said.
    The annual conference was attended by more than 2,000 elected and appointed officials.