Mattoon, Illinois Mayor
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. He or she chairs City Council meetings and also serves as Police Commissioner and Liquor Commissioner.
He or she is responsible for the appointments of the City Administrator, City Clerk, City Attorney and Treasurer with council approval. He or she also appoints all members of city boards, commissions and advisory committees with the consent of the Council. He or she signs all contracts and ordinances on behalf of the city and is the figurehead of city government.
On a day-to-day basis, he or she is the official representative of the city at public functions, meets with citizens on a variety of issues affecting the community, and is the chief policy driver for the city.
Mayor Rick Hall
Rick Hall has been a lifelong resident of Mattoon. Rick was elected as Mayor on April 6, 2021 after serving as a city commissioner for over 13 years. He has served as commissioner of public health and safety and as commissioner of public property. In addition, Rick has served on the Coles County Regional Planning Committee, the Route 16 Corridor Committee and previously on the Water and Sewer Board.
A long-time volunteer for various city boards, Rick is a member of Mattoon in Motion and Chaired its Coordinating Council. Rick is a long-time Mattoon Rotary Club member, where he served as a past president. Mayor Hall previously served on the Mattoon School Board for 11 years, including serving as its president. He was also on the board and was past chairman of both the United Way and the Mattoon Red Cross.
Rick has a BS in accounting and an MBA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a CPA.
Business experience includes five years in public accounting for PM&M in St. Louis and Murphy, Jenne & Jones in Mattoon. Rick worked as VP and served in several executive management positions for 30 years at Consolidated Communications, Inc. Rick was the Chief Operating Officer for two years at Solix in Charleston and finished his professional career with 6 years at Tapella & Eberspacher LLC law firm as the business manager.
Rick is an Army veteran with a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Rick Hall has been married to his wife Dalena for 46 years and they have two sons, Doug, and Greg.