Name: William “Bill” Orrill
City of Residence: Godfrey
Family status: Married
Education: Western Illinois University and Ranken Technical College
Occupation: Retired Refinery Engineer
Political party: Independent
Office sought: Village Trustee
Campaign e-mail: Orrill20152@yahoo.com
Previously held offices: Past president Experimental Aircraft Chapter
What qualifies you for this position?
“Providing a successful background in engineering and construction management, I can participate in oversight of infrastructure improvements and the physical and financial growth Godfrey is experiencing and continues to seek.
“Able to access the best value for the community’s tax dollar, living within our means, listening and understanding the needs of people, defines intelligent growth. This growth is important for the ongoing success of Godfrey’s board of trustees.
“A 40-year resident of Godfrey, an appropriate background and a willingness to listen and respond objectively, I can support Godfrey’s administration and an exciting growth potential.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“Cuts in state revenue while promoting growth is a top concern in Godfrey. Also the village is losing two fine trustees not seeking re-election.
“The Godfrey Board of Trustees has always managed revenue well; suspected cuts will affect operating expenses, infrastructure improvements and recreation programs our residents enjoy.
“One focus will be to entice new businesses and revenue to our community, fairly applying incentives considerate to businesses who are already our neighbors. Secondly, push for cost avoidance’s and limit tax levies as Godfrey has always done will be addressed with every decision, every budget.”