Mayor Robert L. Spencer began serving the city May 11, 2015. He is a long-time resident of Pinckneyville and was previously employed by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service field office in Pinckneyville since 1977. Mayor Spencer prides himself on his open-door policy and is looking forward to working with you to help make Pinckneyville a better place to live and do business.
Mayor Spencer is the Liquor Commissioner, is Commissioner of Public Affairs, and has supervision and direction over the following departments:
City Attorney, Planning Commission, Civil Defense, Library Board, Economic Development and Zoning, and general supervision over all departments and officers of the city.
Commissioner of Accounts and Finance – William “Bill” Stotlar
William “Bill” Stotlar was sworn into office on May 11, 2015, as the Commissioner of Accounts and Finance. He is a lifelong resident of Pinckneyville who has a great love for his hometown. He retired from being a commercial airline pilot after nearly 40 years of service. During his time in office, he would like this council to take steps toward the goal of making Pinckneyville a self-sufficient city.
As Commissioner of Accounts and Finance, he has charge of and supervision over the following officers and municipal functions and services:
City Clerk, City Treasurer, All financial records and accounts of the City, and care and maintenance of the City Hall Building.
Commissioner of Public Health and Safety – Kevin B. Hicks
The Commissioner of Public Health and Safety, Kevin B. Hicks, was unanimously appointed on January 10, 2011.
Commissioner Hicks is a lifelong resident of Pinckneyville and local business owner of the largest gun store in Southern Illinois, Hicks Trading Station, managing the family business for 50 years. He graduated from Greenville College in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
He plans to work closely with the other council members and Mayor to help the city of Pinckneyville grow, prosper, and to keep it the safe community we know and love.
As Commissioner of Public Health and Safety, he has charge and supervision over the following departments:
Fire Department, Police Department, Building Inspections and issuance of permits for construction and repairs, Health Board, Regulation of vehicle traffic
Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements – Sammy D. Peradotta
Sammy D. Peradotta was sworn into office on May 11, 2015, as the Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements. He previously served the City as Commissioner of Public Property from 1995-2003.
As Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements he has charge and supervision over the following departments:
Street Department, Construction, repair and maintenance of all streets, alleys, bridges, and sidewalks owned by the city, Street lighting, Supervision over the installation and maintenance of telephone, light and power utility facilities, Issuance of permits for work involving excavations in any street or alley, Care and maintenance of City cemetery, and Traffic control, and Storm Water Drainage.
Commissioner Peradotta is proud to serve on the Pinckneyville City Council and will continually work to make Pinckneyville a great place to live and raise a family.
Commissioner of Public Property – Joshua L. Kuhnert
The Commissioner of Public Property, Joshua L. Kuhnert, was sworn into office on May 8, 2023. He was born and raised in Pinckneyville and graduated from Pinckneyville High School in 1999. In 2004, he joined the Army and after 4 duty stations and 3 combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he and his family returned to Pinckneyville to begin life outside the military. Joshua is currently an electrician with Kuhnert Electric and is married with 4 children. His goals for Pinckneyville as Commissioner of Public Property are to upgrade the water supply infrastructure throughout town and help return this friendly little city back to its vibrant days when its residents not only lived here, but also worked here.
Commissioner Kuhnert has charge and supervision over the following departments:
Construction, repair and maintenance of all municipal buildings (except City Hall), Water Department, Sewer Department, Natural Gas Utility, City reservoir, all recreational equipment not under the jurisdiction of the Park Board, and City Swimming Pool.