The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) are laws designed to hold government accountable to the people it serves.  Effective January 1, 2010, significant changes to these laws took effect in order to provide Illinois residents with more open and transparent government.


The mission of the government of the Village of Ladd is to preserve and enhance the quality of life of its citizens by providing governance and municipal services which are responsive to the needs of its residents and businesses in a reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible manner.

The Village of Ladd is a non-home rule community of 1,295 residents (2010 Census) with a Trustee/Village form of government. The Village President is the chief executive officer of the Village and is elected at-large to a four-year term along with the Clerk and six Trustees. Appointments to all non-elective offices including the Treasurer are made by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.



The total appropriation for Fiscal Year 2020 is $10,230,500.00.


Pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5, the Village of Ladd has posted it’s Ladd FY19 Audit & FY19 Representation Letter


The Village of Ladd maintains three offices at two locations:

Village Clerk & Police Department
Ladd Village Hall
121 North Main Avenue
Ladd Illinois  61329

Street & Public Works Department
Ladd Village Garage
412 North Chicago Avenue
Ladd Illinois  61329


The Village of Ladd retains approximately 18 full and part-time employees.


President Mike Grivetti
Clerk Diane Chandler
Trustee Frank Cattani
Trustee Jim Manning
Trustee Jan Martin
Trustee Dan Nelson
Trustee Andy Ruggerio
Trustee Mike Urbanowski
Treasurer Rhonda Bezely
Attorney Pat Barry
Engineer Chamlin & Associates
Superintendent Doug Englehaupt
Police Chief Bill Gaefcke
Building Inspector Barry Flanagan

Zoning Board/Plan Commission
Jim Bernardi
Joe Bernardi
Brandon Bickett
Joe Coutts
Steve Peterson

Recreation Board
Amy Galetti-Bosi
Felicia Liebe
Carianne Thrasher
Molly Thrasher

School Crossing Guards
Terry Tieman
Heidi Templeton

Ladd Community Center Board
Jan Martin
Jennifer Manning
Jessica Carls
Bob Mack
Mike Meuser
Mike Urbanowski

10/33 Ambulance Board
Sandy Grivetti
Sue Wagner

Claims & Accounts – Urbanowski/Martin
Electric – Manning/Urbanowski
Finance – Nelson/Cattani
Health & Sanitation – Manning/Nelson
Industrial – Manning/Martin
Insurance – Ruggerio/Cattani
License – Nelson/Martin
Police – Cattani/Manning
Recreation – Martin/Ruggerio
Streets & Alleys – Cattani/Nelson
Water & Wastewater – Urbanowski/Cattani


The Freedom of Information officers are Diane Chandler and Rhonda Bezely.


The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Village of Ladd:

Please make your request for records in writing.  The Village of Ladd does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose.  Click here for a sample form.

.  The records that the Village of Ladd will furnish immediately upon request include:

  • Minutes of the open meetings of the Village of Ladd
  • Ordinances or resolutions that are maintained in printed form
  • Directories of public officers and employees

  You may submit your written request in person or by mail, fax, or e-mail.

Please direct your request to:

FOIA Officer Diane Chandler
121 N Main Ave
PO Box 305
Ladd IL  61329
Fax: 815/894-2879


FOIA Officer Rhonda Bezely
Village of Ladd
121 N Main Ave
PO Box 305
Ladd IL  61329
Fax: 815/894-2879

  1. Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.
  2. Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records or whether you wish to examine the records in person.  You have the right to either option.
  3. Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.


There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a 15 cent per page charge.  You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: “I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request.”  In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest – not simply your personal interest – and merits a fee waiver.


Effective January 1, 2010, a law took effect requiring municipalities to post certain information about the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Because the Village of Ladd retains less than 50 employees, it is not required to designate an ADA coordinator or to establish a grievance procedure.


Bureau/Putnam Area Enterprise Zone – Ladd Area


Foreclosure notices and final confirmation sale orders should be sent to the Ladd Village Clerk, 121 N Main Ave, PO Box 305, Ladd IL  61329.


Effective, January 1, 2012, Public Act 97-0609 requires employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) to post the total compensation package for each employee making over $75,000 per year. “Total compensation package” is defined in the Act to mean payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.

2019 Total Compensation Report