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City Council Member – Tom Klemm, 1st Ward

Tom KlemmTom Klemm
1016 Bertram Drive
Phone: 815: 233-1245
Cell Phone: 815-708-4821
Email: tklemm

Appointed in 2005 and elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015
Term through May 2019

Tom is a Freeport native and has lived in the City most of his life. He and his wife, Jane, live at 1016 Bertram Drive . They have two children, Andrew and Anna-Marie, who were born, raised, and educated in Freeport . Anna-Marie is Director of Accounting and Operations at Nitel in Chicago ; they have one son Harrison. Andrew is the CFO at Agro Merchants Group headquartered in Atlanta ; however he lives in Chicago also.

Tom is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He has been affiliated with many Freeport Community projects, from coaching youth sports, to spending summers at Theater in the Park, to supporting major fund raising campaigns. Tom graduated from the Highland Leadership Institute inaugural class in 1992 and served on the Freeport School Board for 8 years (2 years as President).

Tom has been a council member since 2005 and, through his position, serves as a board member on NIDA (economic development). He enjoys working with all of the residents of Freeport and can be seen attending various Neighborhood Watch Meetings, Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and serves as a council representative on the Building Commission.

In summary Tom said, "I always look forward to serving the citizens of the 1st ward, and ALL wards to help to move Freeport forward."


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Freeport, IL 61032
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