Undergraduate Institution and Major: University of Missouri at Columbia – Bachelor of Journalism (Emphasis in Broadcast)
Graduate Institution and Major: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville – Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Bio: Allen Adomite is the Mayor of the City of Troy, IL, where he has been twice elected in 2013 and 2017, and is Vice President of the Illinois Civil Justice League, the coalition for tort reform advocacy in Illinois. Adomite began his career as a Press Secretary and Policy Analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives. In his career, Adomite has had the privilege to staff Congressman John Shimkus, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier. Adomite has been the lead researcher in several notable studies regarding civil lawsuit filings, judicial campaign financing, and access to electronic court case records in Illinois. As Mayor, Adomite is responsible for the administrative and legislative oversight of more than 50 employees and a $10 million annual budget.
Relevant professional experience: Press Secretary & Policy Analyst, Illinois House of Representatives (1997-2001); Executive Director, Illinois Civil Justice League (2002-2003); Vice President, Illinois Civil Justice League (2004-Present); Alderman, City of Troy (2005-2013); Mayor, City of Troy (2013-Present)
Research interests: Relationship between state and non-home rule local governments, innovation in public procurement practices for local governments, deficiencies in local storm water management practices, and campaign financing in the Illinois judicial system.
Honors & Awards: Edgar Fellow, Class of 2013, UIUC Institute of Government and Public Affairs; Legal Watchdog Award, 2003, American Tort Reform Association
Professional affiliations: Chairman, Madison County Transportation Subcommittee, East-West Gateway Council; Commissioner, Madison County Stormwater Management Commission; Board Member, IllinoisSouth Tourism Bureau; Board Member, Troy-Maryville-St. Jacob-Marine Chamber of Commerce; Member, Southwestern Illinois Council of Mayors; Appointed Member, Member, Illinois Legislative International Cybersecurity Task Force; Past Executive Board Member, Southwestern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Commission
Volunteer activities: Board member and Past President, Triad School District Foundation; Past President, Jarvis Township Seniors Board; Member, Troy Lions Club; Member, Silver Creek Rotary