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Trustee Bill McFarland is a longtime Chicago Ridge resident. He lives here with his wife Kathy (Greenfield), a lifetime resident, and their son Michael who is attending Western Illinois University. Bill first started serving our community back in 1987 as a paid-on-call firefighter. As a Village Trustee Bill has served as Finance and Village Hall Liaison and now currently serves as the Liaison for The Fire and Emergency Medical Services where he brings his wealth of knowledge of the fire service to the board and community.
Bill was a member of Our Lady of the Ridge School Board for eight years, and also served as Athletic Director. Bill is currently serving on the newly formed Our Lady Booster and Athletic Program as Vice-President and Basketball Moderator. Bill has coached Our Lady’s Basketball for both girls and boys, as well as Volleyball, and Soccer. Bill is currently serving the CRAA as the boys baseball 12U Coach. Bill is an active member of the Knights of Columbus local 13201.
Bill's educational background is extensive, focusing on business and fire science and most recently receiving his certification in Environment Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Bill believes there is something special about our little town – “no one ever leaves”