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Jerseyville, Illinois June 16, 2009 Alan Gilmore has been hired as the
new CEO of the Jersey County Business Association. He and his wife Emily
will be moving to the Jersey County area in the next few months. Alan will
officially start his duties with the JCBA on July 13, 2009.
Gilmore recently retired as City Administrator from the City of Mattoon,
Illinois since accepting the position on March 1, 2006. Gilmore has 22 &
1/2 years of experience working with Local Officials in a team effort on
many economic development projects while also serving as City Administrator
in the communities of Tuscola, Flora and Paris, Illinois. In Tuscola,
Gilmore coordinated the incentives and infrastructure extensions for the
Factory Stores of Tuscola outlet mall and the Ironhorse Golf course and
subdivision featuring 135 housing lots. Upon relocating to Flora, Illinois
Gilmore worked with Utilicorp to construct a $120,000,000 gas fired electric
generation facility. During his tenure in Flora, Gilmore also assisted
North American Lighting and Minwax with several plant expansions. In 2001
Paris, Illinois recruited Gilmore to fill the City Administrator vacancy.
While employed at Paris, Gilmore represented the City in siting North
American Lighting's new $14,000,000 manufacturing facility in the Paris
Industrial Park. The following year North American Lighting relocated their
World Headquarters to Paris, Illinois. Most recently Gilmore led
negotiations on a $5,000,000 renovation of the Cross County Mall and for a
30,000 square foot Convention Center featuring 3 motels and 5 national theme
restaurants. Throughout his career Gilmore has utilized the local, state
and federal economic development programs to create new investment and
employment for the communities he has served. Gilmore and his wife Emily
have 5 adult children and enjoy traveling to visit their children.
Dave Lewis, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce that the search
for a new CEO has ended with a very qualified and experienced candidate to
fill the position.
Gilmore is truly excited to have been selected as the new CEO. "I am
anxious to get settled in Jersey County and acquainted with the all the
people in the community who have been involved with making Jersey County a
center for business and industry. I believe that Jersey County is poised
for major economic growth and development in the next few years. One of my
first tasks will be contacting Senator Durbin and Congressman Shimkus to
secure funding for roadway improvements from the Metro East Area into Jersey
County. Jersey County already has a strong sense of itself and it is my
intension to build from these strengths to make it even better community for
For more information contact:
Jersey County Business Association