On January 3rd, 2022, William (Bill) Schemers began as the First Ward Council Member with the city of Clinton. Bill previously served as an At-Large Council Member for a four year term.
Bill is a graduate from Arizona State University, College of Public Programs, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies. Bill spent 26 years in law enforcement were he gained the rank of lieutenant with the Phoenix Police Department where he also became a sworn US Marshall. After retiring from the city of Phoenix, Bill was hired as a Chief Investigator/ civilian police liaison for the Department of Air Force at Luke Air Force Base, AZ.
Bill is a small business owner and married to Kelly McEleney-Schemers (retired law enforcement) and native to Clinton, Iowa. Bill has three young boys (ages 17 and twin 13-year-olds).
Current Boards, Appointments
City of Clinton, Highway 30 Coalition of Eastern Iowa
City of Clinton, Government Affairs Committee Liaison
City of Clinton, Capital Improvement Committee
Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency City Representative
Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative (REC)
Bridgeview Board Member
Radio Host, “City Watch” on KROS, FM 105.9
Member, Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
Past Boards, Appointments and Offices
Former Commissioner, Clinton Airport Commission
Former Commissioner, Clinton Planning Commission
Former Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA), Council Liaison
City of Clinton, Civilian Fire Academy (2015 Alumni)
City of Clinton, Oversight Committee/City Assessor
Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau, Council Liaison
Clinton Progress Coalition, Member
Franciscan Peace Center/ Education Committee on Human Trafficking