Mark Batinick

State Representative - 97th District

(815) 254-0000

Mark Batinick graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992.  Foregoing a steady paycheck, Mark immediately chased the American dream and started his own business.  He has been self-employed ever since.  Mark is currently a commercial real estate broker.  The vast majority of his clients are small business owners.  A resident of Plainfield, Mark is married with five children.

Don Gould

County Board Member - District 6

(815) 744-2669

Don has been a member of the County Board since 2002. His community service includes Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce (member and past President), Holy Family Parish, Will County Board of Health (Board member), Moran A.C. (Member), and Will County Historical Society (Member). Don is also a member of the Purdue and JCA Alumni Associations.  He is an attorney at law and member of the Will County Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.  Don is married and has two children.

Joe Baltz

Troy Township Supervisor


Joe is a life-long resident of Troy Township and has served the township in various capacities since 1977, presently serving as Township Supervisor since 1984. Over 35 year career in local banking; served on the Troy Fire Department and many other local not-for-profit boards and organizations including the Township Officials of Illinois. Joe is married and has three children.

Kim Anderson

Troy Township Assessor


Kim is a lifelong Troy Township resident. She has been employed with the Assessor's Office since 2007. She obtained her CIAO designation in 2010 and is continuing her education with the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. She is a member of the Will County Assessor's Association and serves on the Village of Shorewood's Citizen's Advisory Board. She is a prior 18 year business owner and former Shorewood ESDA director. Kim is married and has one son.

Tom Ward

Troy Township Highway Commissioner

(815) 744-1968

Tom is a long time resident of Troy Township, growing up on the Ward Farm in Shorewood. He attended Troy Grade Schools, Joliet Catholic High School and studied agriculture at Joliet Jr. College. Tom is experienced in land development including subdivision, commercial and road building construction; is experienced in storm drainage; and has been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 for 24 years. Tom is OSHA (1926) Competent Person Training Certified and certified in Hazardous Waste Awareness. Tom is also a member of the Will County Farm Bureau, a member of the Moose Lodge in Joliet and member of St. Ann’s Church in Channahon. Tom is married to his wife Kimberly and they have two children.

Kristin Cross

Troy Township Clerk

(815) 744-1968

Kristin was appointed to the position of Tax Collector in February of 2012 and was elected as your Troy Township Clerk in April of 2013. I am a long time resident of Troy Township where I reside with my daughter.

Bryan Kopman

Troy Township Trustee

(815) 744-1968

Appointed Collector in October 2015, Bryan is a lifelong resident of Will County, living in Troy Township since 2000.  He is a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Northwestern University, and University of Notre Dame Law School.  He has practiced law in Will County for over 20 years and is a founding member of Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold, LLC.  He is a member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond Parish and has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations as well as volunteered as a coach for kids sports.  Bryan and his wife Jan live in Shorewood with their four children.

Larry Ryan

Troy Township Trustee

(815) 744-1968

Larry is a life-long resident of Will County with over 30 years in Troy Township. Honored to have been elected a Township Trustee in 2009. He is a member of the Township Officials of Illinois, St. Jude Parish in Joliet and Laborers' Local 288. Volunteers at St. Joe's PONY Baseball and St. Jude school. Larry holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Bradley University and owns an underground construction business. Larry and his wife reside in unincorporated Troy Township and have two sons and a daughter.

John "Theo" Theobald

Troy Township Trustee

(815) 744-1968

John, a long time Troy Township resident, was elected Collector in 2009. He is employed by ExxonMobil as a Process Supervisor at the Joliet Refinery. He served in USAF, being honorably discharged in 1992. His organizational memberships include American Legion Post 1080, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #300, Elks Lodge #2153, and Township Officials of Illinois. John is married and has two children.

Brett Wheeler

Troy Township Trustee

(815) 744-1968

Brett was born and raised in Joliet and is the owner/operator of The Body Werks Collision Repair Center in Shorewood since 1989. He is an active member of the Troy Fire Department, starting as a volunteer in 1996. He has served the Township as Collector from 2003-2005; elected as Trustee for the 2005-2009 term; and then appointed as Trustee in February 2012. He currently resides in Shorewood with wife Laurie and daughter Megan.

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