David H. Schwind, MA, C.P.M.
David Schwind, a resident of Edwardsville and longstanding member of the community, was appointed Township Clerk on December 19th, 2017, and was elected on April 6, 2021. A former supply chain executive, Mr. Schwind spent 42 years in Sales and Purchasing Leadership before retiring from his position as Vice President of Purchasing for Custom Steel Processing in May 2017. During his time in the private sector, Mr. Schwind was also an active member of the community – holding many positions including, but not limited to, serving for fifteen (15) years on several church boards and serving five (5) years on the Sunset Hills Country Club’s Board of Directors. Following his retirement, Mr. Schwind plans to dedicate more of his time to serving the community. In addition to his public service with the Township, Mr. Schwind currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Main Street Community Center. Mr. Schwind is a commissioner of Madison County Flood Control-Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention District Council Board of Directors and is also a member of the East – West Council of Governments. The Council consists of 24 members including regional Mayors, County Executives, Councilmen, and citizens. He is employed part-time as Sr. Vice President of Sales, St. Louis Steel Scrap Trading, LLC.
Mr. Schwind is most proud of the Township for all the developments and additional amenities made at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Airplane Community Park. “Township Park is a jewel in the Edwardsville [and] Glen Carbon communities,” said Schwind.
A few fun facts about Mr. Schwind that he enjoys golf, scuba diving, and live theatre. If Mr. Schwind could meet one historical figure, past, or present, he would want to meet former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State, Daniel Webster, who worked diligently to prevent the Union from splitting. By doing so, Webster dashed away any chance of being elected President according to John F. Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage.
He says his greatest accomplishments are raising his two children, and he is looking forward to playing Santa for his two granddaughters.