James A. (Jim) Vernier served twenty years as Mayor of theVillage of Shiloh. He was first elected in 2001, and was reelected to consecutive terms in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017. Mayor Vernier’s record of public service to Shiloh began in 1985, when he was elected a Village Trustee. Prior to his successful campaign for Mayor, he chaired the Finance Committee for 12 years and the Public Works Committee for four years.
He has served as a charter member of the Shiloh Jaycees, Shiloh Optimist
Club, Past President of the Southwestern Council of Mayors, Past Board
Member on the East West Gateway Coordinating Council. Mayor Vernier is
active with the Southwestern Council of Mayors and the Eagles Aerie 545.
A lifelong resident of Shiloh, Mayor Vernier is a graduate of O’Fallon
Township High School. He is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. In
1978, he began his career at Phillips Company, where he is currently the
Director of Operations and Safety. Mayor Vernier and his wife, the former
Ellen Sudholt, have two children, Andrea and Amanda.