The Southland Regional Mayoral Black Caucus (SRMBC) members elected Mayor Terry Wells to lead the organization as President. Wells is a founding member of SRMBC and has held the position of Secretary, Vice President and now President. He serves as the Mayor of the Village of Phoenix, IL, a position he has held since 1993, making him the longest serving African American Mayor in the State of Illinois. Mayor Wells also serves as the Chairman of the Board of South Suburban College (SSC).His years as a public servant and community advocate bring a wealth of leadership experience and passion for positive change within local communities. Mayor Wells’ expertise will help to further grow the SRMBC into an even greater, more successful organization that will continue to foster a lasting impact on the Southland region. He succeeds Immediate Past President, Mayor Roger A. Agpawa of the City of Markham, IL who will remain a member of the Executive Board as President Emeritus along with Mayor Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr. of the Village of Hazel Crest, ILIn addition, Mayor Jada Curry of the Village of Lynwood, IL was elected Vice President. Re-elected to another term were Mayor James Ford of the City of Country Club Hills, IL as Secretary; Mayor Robert Polk of the Village of Burnham, IL as Treasurer; and Mayor Ronald Denson of the Village of Calumet Park, IL was re-appointed as SRMBC’s Sergeant at Arms.
The organization has done much to speak collectively of the needs of the south land region to state and federal legislatures. They have been very effective in getting needed services to the 450,000 residents they represent.