Mayor Jeff Bloemker

• Third generation Effingham resident
• Graduate of Effingham High School and Eastern Illinois University
• Married to the former Nancy Ludwig (20 years)
• Three children: Katie, student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; Sarah, student at Effingham High School; Jack, student at St. Anthony High School
• Parents: JT and Cheryl Bloemker
• In-Laws: Bob and Judy Ludwig
• Civic Involvement: City Plan Commission (vice chairman), City Zoning Board, County Board of Health (secretary), Lake Land College Advisory Committee, Chamber of Commerce (board), Rotary Club (president), Unit 40 Educational Foundation (president)
• Current Occupation: Executive Director at Heartland Human Services (a behavioral health and counseling agency)

Mayor Bloemker can be reached by phone at (217) 342-5308 or by email at