Town Hall Meeting Set Tuesday Will Discuss City Manager

FREEPORT, Ill.,  –The Committee to Change City Government will host a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Freeport Public Library.

The agenda includes:

  • Discussion about the managerial and other forms of government.
  • Panelists representing area communities sharing how the managerial form of government works in their municipalities.
  • Question and answer session.

The event will be moderated by Wally Haas, Editor of the Journal Standard.  Participants will include:

  • John Phillips, Senior Advisor, Illinois City/County Management Association
  • Mike VanMilligan, City Manager, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Scott Shumard, City Manager, Sterling, Illinois
  • David Plyman, City Manager, Rochelle, Illinois
  • Aaron Deslatte, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration within the School of Public and Global Affairs at Northern Illinois University

A referendum on the ballot November 8 would change Freeport’s form of municipal government to the Managerial (Council-Manager) form of municipal government.

The Managerial form of government features the combination of an elected Council and Mayor to set our course through long-term planning; with a trained, professional City Manager to lead the day-to-day operations of the city.

Visit the Committee to Change City Government’s website at:

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