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Willis Bill Logan

Wrong Willis Bill Logan?

Board Member

Springfield Park Board

Employment History

  • Executive Director
    Springfield Housing Authority
  • Executive Assistant To the Mayor
  • Vice-Chair
    Illinois Association of Park Districts
  • Executive Director
  • Vice President
    Citizens Club of Springfield

Board Memberships and Affiliations

66 Total References
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Logan ready to help ..., 30 Mar 2011 [cached]
Logan ready to help Houston
WILLIS "BILL" LOGAN may find himself back in the city work force if Houston wins another term as mayor.
Logan, a Springfield Park Board member who worked in city government and headed the Springfield Housing Authority, is co-chair of the Houston campaign. However, he seemed surprised when I told him that, when pressed about top staff and diversity in a potential Houston administration, the candidate told the editorial board of The State Journal-Register last week that he hopes Logan would again become part of city government.
Houston called Logan a "very talented individual" who is "very familiar with the city.
Both men say they have not talked of possible employment for Logan.
Logan, 66, who calls himself "semi-retired," has kept pretty busy since leaving the SHA in 2005. Although he isn't seeking another park board term, he just finished two years as president of the Springfield Club of  Frontiers International, is treasurer of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and is vice president of the Citizens Club of Springfield.
Logan was director of what was then called the city human relations department under Mayor BILL TELFORD and was director of community development - handling economic development initiatives - under Houston.
Logan, who is black, insists his backing of Houston has nothing to do with any potential job.
"Mike Houston and I have known each other for 35 years," said Logan.
"When I talked to Mike a year ago" to encourage him to run, Logan said, "I wasn't talking to him about a job."
Bill Logan, a member of the ..., 18 June 2009 [cached]
Bill Logan, a member of the Springfield Park Board, is among those who is uncomfortable with the amount of leverage Union Pacific appears to hold.
"It sounds like the UP is now calling the shots," Logan said at a recent meeting of the Springfield Citizens Club that focused on high-speed rail.
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One area will be set aside for retail space, according to Willis Logan, Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority.
Willis Logan, a Springfield ..., 6 Mar 2008 [cached]
Willis Logan, a Springfield native, was director of Springfield's Economic and Community Development Department from 1979 to 1988.
The Quincy Housing Authority has hired former Springfield Housing Authority Executive Director Willis Logan to be its interim director.
Logan, 64, has been hired for six months and replaces the retiring George Harper, who steps down March 15.
Logan will start two days later.
Logan has spent much of his career in public housing administration.The Springfield native was director of Springfield's Economic and Community Development Department from 1979 to 1988.He worked for Jim Edgar before Edgar became governor and was also with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as director of housing during Edgar's administration.
Logan was Springfield Housing Authority's director from 1997 to 2003.He also served as Havana's interim housing director in 2006-07.
"Overall, Quincy is in a pretty good situation from what I've seen from afar," Logan said Wednesday.
The board will begin its search March 17 when it meets with Logan.
The board wants a new director to be hired within 90 days, then spent another three months with Logan getting on-the-job training.
Logan will be paid $12,000 for his six-month stint in Quincy, Murry said.
Logan said Springfield has about 1,000 public housing units.
He told directors around the state when he retired in 2003 that he would be willing to help out with other housing authorities, so Quincy came calling when Harper announced his resignation.
"I'll have to come in and do an assessment and figure out very quickly where things are," Logan said."Once you get a handle on that, you have a better chance to figure out where you are going and what it takes to get there."
Logan said Harper did a good job as director and he sees potential for public housing in Quincy.He says he wants to get more familiar with the job before identifying specific issues.
"Quincy is primed to take some positive steps in a year or so," Logan said.
Logan says he'll likely keep living in Springfield and commute to Quincy.
Mayor Mike Houston with Willis ..., 12 Mar 2015 [cached]
Mayor Mike Houston with Willis Logan, who headed the city Community Development department during Houston's first tenure as mayor.
Logan has served as executive assistant to the mayor during Houston's term that is now concluding.
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