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City Council Member – Michael Koester, 7th Ward

Michael "Mike" Koester

533 W. Avon Street
Phone: 815.238.4958
: mkoester

Elected 2011 and 2015
Term ending in 2019

Mike Koester was born and raised in Freeport , Illinois . He graduated from Freeport High School and then joined the United States Air Force. After serving his country in the military, he returned to Freeport and shortly thereafter became a firefighter for the Freeport Fire Department. He recently retired in August 2010, after serving the City of Freeport for 24 years.

Mike is a member of ABATE (A Brotherhood Active Towards Education), a motorcycle rights organization. His role is to travel to local high schools and educate driver's education students about motorcycle awareness. The program is not aimed at getting them to ride motorcycles, but to teach them how to see motorcycle and avoid accidents.

Mike has lived in the 7 th Ward of Freeport most of his life and he is proud to represent this area of Freeport on the City Council. He and his wife Silvia have made their home on Avon Street . Mike has one daughter, three paternal grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.

When asked about his role as Alderperson for the 7 th Ward, Mike explained that he sees his job as Alderman as being the voice of the people. He feels that it is very important for an elected official to remember that it is the people that put him in office and it is those people that he will work for.

Mike Koester may be reached by phone at 815-238-4958 or through his city email address listed above.



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314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815.235.8200 or 815.235.8203