Madison County selects new board member to fill vacant seat
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Frank Dickerson of Worden will replace Madison County Board member William “Bill” Meyer, who died in early January.
The county said in a news release announcing the appointment that Dickerson will serve the largest geographical district of any member of the board. District 3 encompasses six townships, Leef, Alhambra, New Douglas, Omphgent, Hamel and Olive. It also includes seven towns, Hamel, Alhambra, Prairetown, New Douglas, Livingston, Williamson and Worden.
Chairman Kurt Prenzler recommended Dickerson to replace Meyer after interviewing more than 10 people for the position, according to the release. The board unanimously approved Dickerson to replace Meyer.
“Bill Meyer did a great job in keeping in touch with the villages, townships and citizens in his district,” Prenzler said. “That was a key consideration as I interviewed everyone for this position.”
Dickerson is a lifelong resident of Madison County and moved to Worden in 1996. He served two terms as village president of Worden from 2005 to 2013 and prior to that he served as a village trustee for one term. He is a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in production and operations management.
Dickerson currently works as the purchasing manager for a business in Granite City.