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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Meet our New City Staff Members

47. Staff Intro

This summer, the City of Aledo welcomed two new key members to the city staff: Michael Chausse as City Administrator and Trevor Fisk as interim Police Chief. To help you get acquainted with the city’s newest leaders, read on for a short profile for both Mr. Chausse and Interim Chief Fisk.

Introducing Michael Chausse - Familiar Face, New Role

Aledo recently hired Michael Chausse, a resident of Aledo since 1988, as its new City Administrator.

Quick Resume

  • Aledo Resident since 1988
  • Aledo Alderman (3rd Ward), 4 Terms
  • Aledo Mayor Pro Tem, 10 Years
  • High School Teacher, Aledo/Mercer County High School, 33 years

Michael retired from teaching after 33 years as an Agriculture/Consumer Education Instructor at Mercer County High School (formerly Aledo High School). He was also an FFA Advisor and served as a Vocational Director for Districts 201 & 404 for 14 years. While Vocational Director, Michael managed the department budget, personnel and grant applications to further the district and support students. For more than 20 years, he represented the high school staff as the Educational Association Building Representative, where he assisted fellow educators in handling personnel matters like legal issues, working conditions and evaluations.

Michael’s teaching career also included involvement in community organizations like the Illinois FFA, where he served on the State Board of Directors and was Fair Director for the Section 4 FFA, and the Section 4 Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) as Chairman. He was awarded the Rock Island Argus Master Teacher Award and the WQAD-TV “My Favorite Teacher” Award. Michael is a member of the St. Catherine’s Catholic Curch and attends Grace Evangelical Free Church. Michael and his wife, Kris, have been married for 33 years and have one son, Matthew.

Prior to being hired as City Administrator, Michael was serving his 4th term as Aledo’s 3rd Ward Alderman and previously served more than 10 years as Mayor Pro-Tem. 

Introducing Trevor Fisk – Western Illinois Native

In June, Aledo hired Trevor Fisk as the Interim Police Chief for the Aledo Police Department.

Quick Resume

  • Prophetstown, IL Native
  • 31 years of combined police experience
  • Retired Captain, Moline Police Department
  • United States Army Veteran

Trevor Fisk retired as a Captain of the Moline Police Department for its Services and Investigation Divisions in 2019, after 31 years of combined police experience. He graduated from the FBI National Academy and is a veteran of the United States Army. A resident in Moline, IL, Chief Fisk serves on the boards for the Rock Island County Youth Service Bureau and the Rock Island County Children’s Advocacy Center. He served on the Security Committee for the John Deere Classic for 20 years.

Chief Fisk is a native of Prophetstown, IL and shared that Aledo reminds him of home. He highlighted the community’s support for law enforcement and the welcoming atmosphere. Married with four grown children, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends and participating in outdoor activities.

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