Frank Miles has been a resident of Edwardsville Township on and off since 1976. He is the current Township Supervisor having been elected April of 2013. “I have always been and always will be involved in the public service. Serving as Township Supervisor allows me to serve the people of our Township by getting them professional, responsible, and qualified service.” Serving the public has been his focus throughout his professional career. He has served on numerous boards, commissions, and in various public positions, both for not for profit and local, state, and federal governments.
Mr. Miles has been employed as an Adjunct Faculty Member for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis, the Director of Development Administration for the City of Edwardsville, City Administrator for the City of O’Fallon, the District Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello, the Director of Planning and Development for Madison County Government, the Business and Economic Development Manager for America’s Central Port, and the Executive Director for the Granite City Campus of Southwestern Illinois College. He has also served as Madison County Treasurer, Edwardsville Township Trustee, and a Director of the Madison County Soil and Conservation District. He has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Missouri Illinois District Export Council, by the Illinois Lt. Governor to the Interagency Military base Support and Economic Development Committee, by Madison County Government as its representative to the Southwestern Illinois Military Base Assets Protection Task Force and a Board Member of Heartlands Conservancy. His community service and organizational memberships include: the local United Way, Edwardsville Rotary Club, Main Street Community Center, Smart Growth America Local Leaders Council, Southwestern Illinois Agency on Aging, Confluence St. Louis Charter Board, American Planning Association, American Society of Public Administration, Illinois Development Council-Government Affairs Committee, Rebuilding Together-Madison County, International Economic Development Council, The Urban Land Institute, The East West Gateway Council of Governments Regional Plan for Sustainable Development Steering Committee, and Council of Supply Chain Managers.
The accomplishment that Mr. Miles is most proud of with his service to the Township is for the program Social Service Safety Net. This program connects area agencies and non-profits to catch those residents most in need who fall through the cracks. “We have a few programs in our office to assist residents in need, but we quickly realized that as these needs grow in our community, we cannot meet them all alone. We know that we are not the only organization in our community trying to help others. The Social Service Safety Net allows us to coordinate with these other organizations to meet the growing needs of the community better.”