Ottawa Port District
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  A well-qualified group of individuals make up the board that runs the Ottawa Port District. They can assist you with all phases of industrial relocation, development and transportation projects. You can contact them at
Post Office Box 327 | Ottawa, IL 61350
  2016 Board Meeting Schedule    

Ottawa Port District Board meets the 3rd Friday of each month.
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

Agenda & Minutes

  Board Members    

Keith Conrad - President
Keith Conrad is the Owner/President of Halm Electrical Contracting, Inc. Keith was born and raised in Ottawa, graduated from Ottawa Township High School, attended Illinois Valley Community College, and graduated from NECA/IBEW Joint Apprenticeship 5 year training program. Keith is a former board member of the Easter Seals in Ottawa and currently serves as President of the Ottawa Port District Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Illinois Valley Contractors Association and he is a Labor/Management Committee Member. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Electrical Contractors Association Eastern Illinois Chapter and the NECA/IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Board of Directors. Keith and his wife Kim have been married since 1987 and have one daughter who attends North Central College in Naperville.

Thomas Haeberle – Vice President
Thomas "T" Haeberle has been a successful real estate agency owner, broker and property developer in Ottawa, since 1981. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University with degrees in Business and Marketing and a graduate of Ottawa Township High School. He has held seats on various boards and committees including: Chairman, First national Bank of Ottawa, President - Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Board Member - Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitor's Bureau. "T" is a fourth generation resident of Ottawa and has been married to Karen Wray Haeberle since 1980. Together they have 2 children.

Richard Burton - Secretary
Richard Burton has practiced law in LaSalle County for 30 years and is currently partner at Hupp, Lanuti, Irion & Burton, P.C. He concentrates his practice in governmental law, estate planning, probate, real estate and mental health law. Rich is past president of the Illinois Township Attorneys Association and is a frequent writer and seminar presenter on various governmental matters. In 2010, the Township Attorneys Association presented Rich with its “Bruce Scidmore Outstanding Service Award” for long term exceptional service in the advancement of township law.

Katie Troccoli - Treasurer
Katie Troccoli has been a successful realtor since 1986. She is Managing Broker/Realtor with Washington Square Realtors in Ottawa, and has consistently earned Top Producer, Multiple Million Dollar Producer and Realtor of the Year awards. Katie is a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors and the Illinois Valley Association of Realtors.

Katie is involved in several military organizations including Family & Friends of the 505 RCT, 82ND Airborne, Ottawa Memorial Association, 82nd Airborne Division Association John Steele Chapter, Woman’s Auxiliary and American Legion, Post No. 33, Woman’s Auxiliary.

Troccoli is an active advocate for environmental organizations such as Fox River Alliance, Illinois Audubon Society, Residents Against a Polluted Environment, and Citizens Utility Board. She participated in the concept plan and promoted successful legislation which created the Illinois Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.

A paratrooper’s daughter, Katie is married with three grown and successful children.


William Franklin Jr.
William H Franklin, Jr. has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Iowa. He was the founder, with his son, of B&B Electronics which is located in Ottawa. He presently owns Frequency Devices Inc. an Ottawa company that manufacturers many different kinds of electronic filters. He is very active in the community and has served on the Ottawa Area Chamber Board, Illinois Valley Community College Board, Marquette High School Board, the Ottawa Community Development Board, and the St. Mary’s Hospital Board.

Mark Stoudt
Mark Stoudt is currently employed by Ottawa Savings Bank as the Chief Landing Officer. He was born and raised in Ottawa, is a graduate of Marquette High School and received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lewis University. Mark has been involved in community banking for over 20 years with the past 15 years serving the business area in Ottawa and surrounding communities. He currently serves as a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties, Ottawa Visitors Center in addition to the Ottawa Port District. Previously he has served as a Board Member of the Easter Seals Center in Ottawa along with volunteering for various youth sports programs in Ottawa. He currently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.

Charles P. Sheridan
Charles Sheridan was born and raised in Ottawa and graduated from Marquette High School. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bradley University in 1986 and has been a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois since 1993. Along with his two brothers he operates Marquette Steel Supply & Fabrication, Inc. in Ottawa, a steel fabricator of structural and miscellaneous steel serving the northern Illinois area and surrounding states. Charles is a member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Chairman pro tem of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the City of Ottawa.

John Stone

Born and raised in Ottawa, John is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School and Devry University. He has engaged in machine tool manufacturing for the past 25 years and currently holds the position of Regional Manager Of Sales with LNS America, Inc. based in Cincinnati, OH. He also serves as commissioner for The City Of Ottawa - Zoning Board Of Appeals and serve as Vice Chairmen with the Ottawa Plan Commission. John is married and has two children.


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