Miles resigns supervisor post for new job; Schulte appointed successor
EDWARDSVILLE — Longtime Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles resigned this week to take on a new job in Florida, and former Township Clerk Fred Schulte was appointed to take the post effective Nov. 1
The Edwardsville Township Board of Trustees appointed Schulte as supervisor at a special meeting held on Oct. 30 at the Edwardsville Public Library.
The special meeting was called by then-Supervisor Frank Miles for the purpose of accepting his resignation and appointing a new supervisor.
Miles has been named planning manager of the town of North Port, Fla., on that state’s southwest side.
On Friday afternoon, Miles told the Illinois Business Journal he was resting on the beach and gearing up for the new job, which starts Monday.
“The Atlanta Braves just broke ground on their spring training camp here,” Miles noted of the area.
Miles had been administrator of the Madison County Community Development, but was not reappointed upon the change in county administrations last year. He has been active in Democratic politics and served in Edwardsville, Madison County, and congressional roles during a long public career.
Schulte said he is “excited to work with the Township Board and continue serving the residents of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon.
He plans to work with the community to continue improvements to Township Park, the township’s community outreach programs.
Schulte, a lifelong resident of Edwardsville, was first elected clerk in 2001 and has been re-elected to the position in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017.
Schulte has also served on the church council of Trinity Lutheran Ministries in Edwardsville for 12 years, four of those years as vice president and chair of the personnel committee. He was also the co-owner of Edwardsville Frozen Foods, now Goshen Butcher Shop, for more than 36 years until its recent sale.
Schulte has also served as a board member of Hamel Mutual Insurance Co. for more than 30 years and was recently elected vice president.