Board of Trustees

The Village Board of Trustees consists of 6 members elected at large, three of which are elected every two years to four year terms.


Bret Ware

Terry Kreher


Terry was born and raised in the Village of Pontoon Beach. Terry is married to his wife, Kristen, together they have two daughter. He graduated from GCHS in 1998, attended SWIC to begin working on his degree in Fire Science. Terry is currently employed by Pontoon Beach Water District as their lead-man at the Highway Department.

Terry has been serving this community since the age of 16 when he became a volunteer Fireman at the Long Lake Volunteer Fire Department. In 1999 he became Senior Firefighter and is now serving as Fire Chief. Terry was elected to the Village Board in April 2011.

Picture of Village Trustee Terry Kreher

Linda McFarland


Linda has been a resident on Pontoon Beach for 31 years. She is married to her husband of 40 years Pete (Cliff), together they have two children, four grandchildren and two dogs. Linda attended GCHS and has completed coursework at SWIC in computers and education. Currently she is employed by the Granite City School District as a paraprofessional in the Special Education department, previously Linda was a state licensed daycare provider for 25 years.

Linda has held several positions in the Village including Secretary of the Pontoon Beach Library and Co-President of the Neighborhood Task Force. She was one of the first Police Commissioners and a volunteer with the Breakfast with Santa program.

Linda would like to encourage more family oriented businesses and activities in the Village for children. She would also like to establish neighborhood organizations throughout the community to ensure that the resident's voices and concerns are heard. Linda was elected to the Village Board in April 2011.

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Kelly Rogers
Christie Vivod



Steve Freese


Steve has been a resident of pontoon Beach for 16 years. He is a 1984 graduate of granite city high school. He has four children Rylee and Mitchell Courtney and Landon. Steve has been employed by Anheuser-Busch for 16 years and currently works in logistics as operator. Steve is a member of teamsters local 6 and is a shop steward for his department. Steve has coached baseball, softball and soccer for 12 years for boys and girls. Steve wants to see the development of businesses within the village to not only service the needs of the community but to add tax revenue to the village. Steve has an open door policy to work with the community in any assistance they may need to resolve issues or ideas they may have.
Picture of Village Trustee Steve Freese