City Council

The City Council is comprised of four Commissioners and the Mayor. This form of government is known as a commission form and is one of the oldest in local government.

Each Commissioner is assigned a specific area to preside over.  These areas are:  Public Affairs, Streets and Public Improvements, Public Health and Safety, Public Property and Accounts and Finances.

Doug Patton
Doug Patton
Accounts and Finances Commissioner

Commissioner Patton serves as the Accounts and Finances Commissioner of the city. He provides oversight to the Treasurer’s office in keeping the city on budget and assists in supervising expenditures and receipts, managing revenue and cash flow, and the investment or disbursement of municipal funds.

Commissioner Patton served as city commissioner from 2011 to 2015, then was appointed to the City Council from 2018 to 2019 and most recently was elected in 2019. He has also previously served 8 years as Commissioner for the Marion Park District, and served for over 20 years as coach, umpire and board member for Marion Youth Baseball and Softball. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.

John Stoecklin
John Stoecklin
Public Property and Public Works Commissioner

Commissioner Stoecklin serves as the Public Property and Public Works Commissioner of the city. His primary responsibilities include short- and long-term planning, budget preparation and examination, personnel, rate structure, and emergency preparedness.

Commissioner Stoecklin has served on the council since 2019. Commissioner Stoecklin has also served on the Marion Unit 2 School board for eight years, two of those years he served as President and a variety of other civic roles including several state boards of pharmacy associations. Commissioner Stoecklin is a small business owner of several businesses including VIP Enterprises and Deloufleur Décor & Designs.

Jim Webb
Jim Webb
Streets and Public Improvements Commissioner

Commissioner Webb oversees the Streets and Public Improvements  are of the city. This responsibility includes maintenance and future planning of over 100 miles of streets and well over 10,000 gravesites. Commissioner Webb has served the council since 2014. Prior to being elected to the council, Commissioner Webb was the appointed Engineer for Williamson County and continued in that position for 11 years.

Commissioner Webb is a lifelong resident of Marion. His educational background is civil and mining engineering and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. He is most proud of his family: wife-Tracy, daughter-Jenna and husband David and their daughter Sophie, son- Justin and his wife Ashton and their daughter Birdie.

John Barwick
John Barwick
Public Health and Safety Commissioner

Commissioner Barwick serves as the Public Health and Safety Commissioner for the city. He has served in this position since elected in April 2019. Responsibilities include overseeing Animal Control, Marion Fire Department and Marion Police Department. Duties include ensuring training and safety equipment are available, providing policy oversight and assisting those departments with future planning.

Commissioner Barwick is a lifelong resident of Marion and is a retired Master Sergeant of the Illinois State Police, having over 26 years of law enforcement experience.  Commissioner Barwick has invested in the city over the past 30 years as a developer and home builder in his spare time.  Commissioner Barwick is proud of his family, his wife Pam of 44 years, son John and daughter-in-law Joni, his daughter Amber and son-in-law Aaron and his six grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Jaylee, Taylor, Hayley and Logan. He loves spending time with his family, attending Church at Southern Illinois Worship Center, attending Marion Wildcat sporting events and riding his Harley-Davidson.