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Jaquelyn M. "Jackie" Small


Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" Small is a non-profit professional with over 25 years of experience in serving communities and citizens throughout the Chicago Southland region and beyond. She is a dynamic innovative leader with a skill set that allows her to cultivate and develop relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds with a common goal of making an impact in the lives of others.


Jacquelyn currently serves as a Trustee in Rich Township; Vice-President of TOCC (Townships of Cook County), Trustee Division; co-chair of the Women’s Advisory Committee for State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin and consultant for Benjamin O. Davis Post No. 311. Jacquelyn has also served as President, Matteson Rotary Club; member of the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia Cook County; member of the Board of Directors, United Way, South, Southwest; Commissioner on Women’s Issues - Cook County; member of the Commission of Individuals with Disabilities, Joliet, IL; panelist on Illinois Arts Council; Cub Master, Pack 386, Calumet Council; Vice President Country Club Hills Athletic Association; and many other boards and organizations. Jacquelyn can blend goals with sound fundraising practices and integrate marketing strategies to execute and implement those goals. She is a strategic thinker with a commitment to projects and missions designed to enhance the quality of life for others.


Direct (708) 748- 6722 Ext 5918


Responsibilities of the

Board of Trustees

The Township Board consists of five members: the Supervisor as chairman, and four other members, each of whom has one vote.

The town board is the legislative branch of township government, which establishes policy for the township to follow. Policies established by the town board are generally carried out by the supervisor and clerk in their capacities as administrators. The town board may not establish policies for either the township assessor or the highway commissioner.

The township trustees are responsible for certifying tax levies for the township and road district. In the case of the road district, the amount of the levy is to be determined by highway commissioner. The town board of trustees is also responsible for adopting the annual budget and appropriation ordinance for the town, general assistance, and road and bridge funds. The trustees are also responsible for approving all town expense and auditing bills submitted for payment by the highway commissioner.

The trustees have an obligation to approve all legally incurred bills to the extent that there is an appropriation for the expenditure. Conversely, the trustees have an obligation to reject for payment, all bills, including those for the road district that are not legally incurred debts.

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