At the conclusion of the Village Board of Trustees meeting on September 21, 2023, Village President Joseph Ballerine tendered his resignation as Village President, effective immediately. President Ballerine previously announced his resignation at the July 20, 2023 Village Board of Trustees meeting as he and his wife Donna are moving out of state. The Village wishes President Ballerine the best in his next adventure and extends our deepest gratitude for his dedicated service and unwavering commitment to Riverside. Since moving to Riverside in 1988, President Ballerine worked tirelessly to make Riverside a better place and his efforts did not go unnoticed. President Ballerine honorably served the Village periodically since 1997 as a member of the Village Board of Trustees, Parks and Recreation Board and Economic Development Commission, culminating in his election as Village President in 2021.
In a seamless transition, the Village Board acted swiftly upon Ballerine’s resignation to appoint Village Trustee Douglas Pollock as Village President (pictured). The vote in support of Pollock’s appointment was unanimous. Pollock then resigned his post as Trustee. Pollock assumed the role of Village President as the longest tenured Trustee, serving since his election in 2013. The Village is excited to welcome Pollock into the role of Village President and to continue serving the amazing community of Riverside.