Freedom of Information

How to File a FOIA Request

Online Submission Form - The easiest way to submit a FOIA request is to fill out and submit this online form.
Any person requesting records of the City of Sullivan may also make a request in writing at the City Treasurer’s office located in the City Building located at 2 West Harrison Street.  Such request should be made to Carrie Creek, FOIA Officer at the above address. If she is not present you should see Treasurer Sarah Golden. 

Requests may also be made by mailing, faxing or emailing a written request to Ms. Creek specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied.  All written requests should be addressed to Carrie Creek at the above stated address and it should be noted on the envelope “FOIA REQUEST”.  If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records are to be certified.

The fees for any such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

  • First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies –no cost.
  • Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal – not to exceed $ .15 per page.
  • If available, for color or abnormal sized copies – actual cost of copying.
  • If available, charges for electronic copies are limited to the actual cost of the recording medium (tape,CD,etc.)
  • Costs of certifying a record  - $1.00

Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the City, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest.  Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.

Records of the City of Sullivan are classified as Administrative records, Fiscal records, Utility records, Cemetery records and Personnel records.

If Carrie Creek, FOIA Officer, is readily available, the following records may be available immediately upon request:  Copies of agendas, minutes, ordinances, and resolutions.

If you are requesting to obtain records electronically, please specify how you would like those records transmitted.  (As an email attachment, on a CD/DVD, or copied to a flash drive.)  Also, please specify what format you prefer the records in.  If at all possible, records will be saved in your desired format (.pdf, .doc, .xls, etc).  If we are unable to save/copy the records in your desired format, they will be given in the format in which they are already saved. 

Mandated FOIA Information Posting
The City of Sullivan is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:
  • Electric service
  • Gas service
  • Water & Sewer service
  • Greenhill Cemetery
  • Civic Center
  • Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library
  • Wyman Park
  • Police protection
  • Street & Alley service

The organization of the City department has been subdivided as indicated on the organizational chart that has been included. The approximate amount of the total appropriations for Fiscal Year 2022/2023 for the City of Sullivan is $57,318,350.00. The operations of the City are conducted thru eleven (11) offices. The City’s administrative office is located at 304 S. Hamilton Street. The locations of other City offices include:

Electric Department - 517 W Water
Gas Department - 998 CR 1350 N
Water Plant - 1076 State Hwy 32
Sewer Plant - 1107 CR 1275 N
Greenhill Cemetery - East Water St
Civic Center - 600 N Washington St
Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library 2 W Water St
Parks Department - N Main St
Police Department - 307 S VanBuren St
Street & Alley - 750 S Patterson Rd

The City of Sullivan current employs 56 full-time and 42 part time employees.

The members of the boards, commissions and committees of the City of Sullivan are as follows:

Mike Mossman,  Mayor
Abbey Sherwood,  Department of Accounts & Finances
Mike Kirk,  Department of Public Property
Chuck Woodworth,  Department of Public Health & Safety
Douglas Shook,  Department of Streets & Public Improvements

Carrie Creek

Andrew Bequette

Erin Wade,  President
Ann Short, Vice President
Mike McLaughlin, Secretary
Lynn Elder, Treasurer
Nancy Elder, Trustee
Kathie Price, Trustee
Jennifer Love, Trustee
Karen Reed, Trustee
Richard Glazebrook, City Representative/Liaison

Nancy Elder
Mike Shasteen
Tyler Graven
Nancy Barker
Linda Richardson
Ben Guyot

Bob Hagen
Lynn Reed
Howard Sanders
Aaron Kirk
Jef Liddiard
Doug Graven

Dr. Glen Dust
Chuck Woodworth
Mayor Richard Glazebrook

Carrie Creek 2 W Harrison St, Sullivan IL 61951

Carrie Creek, 2 W Harrison St, Sullivan IL 61951

Kristi Hart

Organizational Chart