Village of Phoenix Clerk’s Office
Clerk Patricia HARRIS
Patricia Harris has been a resident of the Village of Phoenix for the past 26 years. She attends the Peace and Goodwill Church of God in Christ. She oversaw the water department during her first and second terms as an elected official. During her second term, she stepped down to be appointed as the Village Clerk and was elected as the Village Clerk in April 2023. Some of her accomplishments with the Village:
• Successfully stabilized the Water Department financially.
• Implemented process improvements and procedures in the Clerk’s office.
• Improving operational excellence by communicating holistically with the staff, various departments, and the community.
• Implementing workflow management tools.
She retired from a Fortune 500 company after 43 years of service. She held a business analyst and management position there for over 25 years. Her goal is to serve and bring innovative ideas to our community.
Village Clerk – Appointed 11/2021
Village Clerk’s office is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the Village
Keeper of records
Attend regular Board Meetings; on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
Sign documents such as reports, resolutions, and ordinance
Water bill collection
Permits (Building, Electrical, and Plumbing)
Other fees and fines levied by the Village
Freedom Of Information Act (F.O.I.A)
How to request for a F.O.I.A
Requirements for FOIA Web Page
Requests for public records are fulfilled under the guidelines of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140). (Make what is highlighted into a hyperlink using the below web page.
The Village Clerk, Patricia Harris, is the appointed Freedom of Information Act Officer (FOIA) for the Village of Phoenix. You may contact the FOIA Officer by emailing email@example.com or visiting the Village Hall.
How to Request a F.O.I.A
All requests must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Freedom of Information Act Officer. Applicants may use the Village of Phoenix suggested FOIA Request Form, available below and at the Phoenix Village Hall, or submit their own written request for records. Applicants choosing not to use the suggested form must provide their full name, current address, phone number, a detailed account of the documents they are requesting, and whether or not they are requesting the records/documents for commercial use.
Written requests may be submitted in person at the Village Clerk’s Office, located at the Phoenix Village Hall; mailed to the attention of the Freedom of Information Act Officer; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requestors will be contacted within the time allotted by law with a response to their request. At that time, the requestor will be told of any fees associated with their request or possible delays.
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