Gerald E. Bourland, appointed in 1979, is the most senior member of the village board. Bourland retired from Laclede Steel Company in 2000, after being employed with the company for 40 years. At the time of his retirement, he was the Manager of Treasury and Credit. He and his wife Joan live in Woodcrest Estates at #9 Woodcrest Drive.
Perry Withers is a long time Bethalto resident and 1980 graduate of Civic Memorial High School. Perry received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SIU-E. Perry and his wife, Michelle, reside in the Heatherland subdivision and they have four grown children. Perry is employed First Mid-America Credit Union and is a member of Bethalto Rotary. He was elected to the Village Board in 1997.
Jeff Mull was born and raised in Bethalto. A 1986 graduate of Civic Memorial High School, Jeff received an Associates degree in Science from Lewis and Clark Community College. The father of three, Jeff’s civic duties include a long tenure with the Bethalto Boys and Girls Club and membership on the board of directors of Atlas Credit Union.
Gary D. Bost was born and raised in Bethalto where he was a 1983 graduate of Civic Memorial high school. He received an Associates degree in Applied Science from Lewis and Clark Community College in 1985. He is currently employed with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as the Jail Superintendent. Bost has been involved in many community development projects including 8 years as program director with the Boys and Girls Club and several years with American Legion baseball. Gary and his wife Kim live in Timberwood Estates Subdivision and are the parents of two boys.
Brady Dugger is a lifelong citizen and contributor to the community. A 2001 graduate of Civic Memorial High Schoo, he attended Lincoln college and Southwestern Illinois College studying construction management. He was the Bethalto Boys & Girls Club Youth of the year in 2001. Brady and his wife Tiffany have three children, Ellie, Evan and Brenna. Brady is a member of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and construction manager for Dugger Swimming Pools, his family-owned, Bethalto-based business operating for more than 50 years. Brady is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Dan McRae grew up in Meadowbrook and attended Civic Memorial High School. Dan attended Rockhurst College and holds a BS in Accounting from the State University of New York. His career has been in the Paperboard Packaging Industry, starting at Alton Box Board Company in the early 1970’s. He served as VP of Operations for Caraustar Industries and is currently a Regional Sales Manager with them. Dan and wife Susan returned to the area in 1999 after having lived in the Chicago suburbs for many years. They have three sons and 7 grandchildren.