2017 Executive Trustee Election

Board Room

Brad Trent

Present Position

Deputy Highway Commissioner for Rockford Township

Length of Service

Deputy Highway Commissioner since 1997; with Rockford Township since 1981.


As Deputy Highway Commissioner, my responsibilities include supervising public work employees, fleet maintenance of over 50 trucks and heavy equipment, budget and financial forecasting, purchasing, hiring, collective bargaining, risk management, employee benefit plan and health insurance administration, the maintenance of 150 miles of roads including snow plowing operations, responding to resident calls for service, and working with state legislators on highway issues.

Other Information

I am a past state board member and president of the ILME (Illinois League of Municipal Employees). I have an associate’s degree in accounting. My job duties will help me as a Trustee with IMRF budgets and also my experience working with state legislators while on the ILME board. Lately, public pensions have been shown in a negative light with all of the problems the state of Illinois has had. Communication is key to solving this misconception that all public pensions are not trustworthy of the taxpayer’s dollar.