Telephone: (815) 877-5432 Email Clerk Mitchell
Elected: April 4, 2017 Term: May 2017 – May 2021
Address: 300 Roosevelt Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115
Clerk Lori Mitchell was born in eastern Kentucky and grew up in northern Illinois. She graduated from Rockford East High School and attended Rock Valley College with a concentration in journalism and communications. Widowed in 2012, Lori had been married to Terry Mitchell for 41+ years and has five children and seven grandchildren.
Lori retired as Staff and Community Relations Director for the Harlem School District in 2004. In 2005, she was elected Machesney Park’s Village Clerk. Lori remains excited to have been given this wonderful opportunity to continue her service to the residents of Machesney Park. Lori was sworn in for her most recent term as Village Clerk on May 1, 2017.
As Village Clerk, Lori’s foremost goal is to accurately and effectively maintain the official records of the Village of Machesney Park. Her desire is to ensure that citizens, elected officials and fellow Village employees can obtain needed information as efficiently as possible. She will respond to requests for information from citizens and Village personnel in an efficient and courteous manner as well as strive to ensure that the Village meets or exceeds all legal standards for record keeping and responses to Freedom of Information requests.
In addition, Lori is dedicated to promoting relationships for the Village of Machesney Park by interacting with residents, local service agencies, businesses and other municipalities in the region. She is very active in the community, dedicating herself to serving others by working with various church and special interest groups.
Lori can be reached at Village Hall during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm, and welcomes any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
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