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‘True public servant’: St. Clair County Board member Paul Seibert dies

The city of Belleville expressed condolences to family and friends of former Ward 6 Alderman Paul Seibert, who died over the weekend.

Seibert was elected alderman of Ward 6 in 1979 and served in that role until February 2017 when he left the city of Belleville and was appointed to the St. Clair County Board seat representing District 10. He won the 2018 St. Clair County Board election for District 10 and had served in that role until his death.

“Paul was a true public servant and worked for the constituents of Ward 6 tirelessly his entire time on City Council,” said Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert. “He was persistent and did what it took to meet the needs of the people he represented.”

During his tenure with the City of Belleville, Seibert chaired the Streets and Grade Committee from 2009-2017. Under the Eckert administration, he sat on the following committees:

·         Electoral Board (2006)

·         Police & Fire, Streets and Grades, Personnel & Strategic Plan, Economic Development & Annexation, Electoral Board (2009-2011)

·         Police & Fire, Streets and Grades, Personnel & Strategic Plan, Economic Development & Annexation, Electoral Board (2012)

·         Finance, Police & Fire, Streets & Grades, Economic Development & Annexation, Electoral Board (2013-2016)

He is preceded in death by his wife Dixie who was a longtime St. Clair County board member who died in 2017. Upon her passing, Seibert assumed her role on the St. Clair County Board. He served the City of Belleville for 38 years.

PHOTO: Former Ward 6 Alderman Paul Seibert, who died last weekend, served 38 years on Belleville’s City Council.

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