ASHTON — Tim Henert is formally announcing that he is a candidate for Ashton Village President on the April 4 ballot.
Current Ashton Mayor Don Ross is not seeking reelection and encouraged Henert to seek the position. Several other members of the community also approached Henert about vying for the position.
Henert is a third generation board member and a fifth generation Ashtonite. His grandfather, Paul Carter, served on the board in the 1970s and Neil Henert, Tim's father served for 13 years beginning in the late 1990s.
Henert has served on the village board for the past two years. He also serves on the AFC School Board.
His intention as village president is to help the Blum Foundation grow and be utilized effectively for the public, prioritize problem areas in regards to infrastructure and public concerns and address them as finances become available. He hopes to serve as steward of the village, leading with no personal agenda but with hopes of satisfying the wishes of the community as best he can. Tim and his wife, Kelly have four children: Mellisa (Seth) McMillan of Taylorville, Adam Herwig of Oregon, Mallory and Justin Henert at home; and two grandchildren, Ella and Drew McMillan.