Jeff T. Bloemker serves as the mayor of the City of Effingham. The mayor is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the City and is a member of the corporate authorities. He serves as the Commissioner of Public Affairs, Local Liquor Control Commissioner and Police Commissioner.
The mayor's degree of authority is subject to the power of the Council and State Statutes. He presides over the Council deliberations and, with advice and consent of the Council, appoints all officers of the City and all members of boards, commissions and advisory committees. He is the official representative of the City.