Naperville Township


Supervisor's Office

Welcome to the official Naperville Township Supervisor's Office website! The Naperville Township Supervisor’s office is the executive office of the Township and the leader of the Board of Trustee’s.

Supervisor & Director of Road Services | Eddie Bedford

Supervisor Duties

The Township Supervisor serves as Chief Executive Officer of the township. The Supervisor’s duties and responsibilities include serving as Chairman of the Township Board of Trustees, Supervisor of the General Assistance program, and Treasurer of all Town funds including General Assistance and Road and Bridge funds.

Upon taking office, the Township Supervisor must post a Surety Bond equal to the maximum amount of the funds in custody at any given time. A copy of the bond for Town Funds must be filed with the Town Clerk. A copy of the Road Funds bond must be filed with the County Clerk.

The Supervisor submits an Annual Tax Levy for the following year to the township Board of Trustees for certification prior to the last Tuesday in December.

Thirty days before adoption of the Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the township, the Supervisor submits to the township Board of Trustees a tentative budget. The proposed budget is then available for public inspection and review for 30 days before final action.

The Supervisor may make or second motions, participate in all legislative discussion, and should exercise voting power on all issues before the Board.

The Township Supervisor maintains sole jurisdiction over the General Assistance Office.

Meet the Supervisor & Director of Road Services

Eddie Bedford

Supervisor & Director of Road Services (2017 - Present)

My responsibilities include the director of Township General Fund, Township Treasurer, and director of all other programs that meet the mission of township governance. Areas I serve are Naperville, a small section of Aurora, and Warrenville, IL.

I'm a 40 plus year resident of Naperville, residing in Moser Highlands 10 years, unincorporated Lisle Township 12 years, and currently residing in unicorporated Naperville Township (Springbrook) 18 years and counting.

I had a significant role in the development of No Other Way (NOW); a social and physical activity program developed through the Naperville Park District for junior highyouth. I was also a founding member of the Diversity Parents Association (DPA) 1986, a parenting group seeking a diversified staff and curriculum in District 203. I'm past president of the Midwest District for the Amercian Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. I also hosted two national conferences for the Negro Leagues Committee of the Society for the American Baseball Research.

My early teaching career includes teaching K-5 Elementary Physical Education, middle and high school coaching for Naperville District 203 for 13 years. In 1989 I accepted a teaching position at Eastern Michigan University and retired 23 years later from my weekly commute to Eastern Michigan. While teaching and supervising student teachers, I developed the only accredited course in the nation devoted solely to Negro League Baseball History. Although retired, I am currently an adjunct lecturer at North Central College.

I was just elected to a new four-year term for 2022 through 2025.

I attended the University of Wisonsin - La Crosse and graduated with a K-12 B.S. degree in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education in 1974 and an M.S. in Motor Development and Skill Acquisition in 1986. Eddie's wife Cynthia of 45 years, all in Naperville (Graduate of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and Aurora University) Eddie and Cynthia have raised two daughters: graduates of Naperville Central High School and Waubonsie Valley High School.

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General Assistance

Townships provide food, shelter, and emergency relief for needy people until they can support themselves. Many townships in Illinois operate food banks that guarantee the necessities of life for children.

Other Services

Beyond the three mandated services, the Township Government provides other vital services to the people next door. This may include senior citizens programs, youth programs, assistance to the disabled, parks and recreational facilities, health services and cemetery maintenance. In this regard, the township government serves its neighbors from the cradle to the grave.

Township's Historical Background

Township government, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1636, is the oldest existing unit of government continuing to serve on the North American continent. Township government was in existence for 140 years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The wording of the Declaration of Independence reflects the fact that 38 of its 56 signers had experienced the benefits of township government.

The Declaration’s statement that “government should derive its just powers from the consent of the governed” is demonstrated at the Annual Town Meeting held on the second Tuesday of each April. The Annual Town Meeting is still an important function of our nation’s 17,000 townships after more than 360 years. The Illinois Constitution of 1848 gave voters in each county the opportunity to adopt Township Government. By 1850, the first township governments began operation. Today, 85 of Illinois’s 102 counties operate under the township form of government and the 1,428 townships serve more than 8 million citizens.



Amount of people within Naperville Township of DuPage County

Public Services


The Supervisor's Office provides 18 services to its residents



The Naperville Township governmental body has been in operation since the mid-1800s

Mission Statement

Naperville Township, in partnership with the greater Aurora, Naperville & Warrenville communities, and through the efforts of dedicated employees and elected officials, will provide township services in an efficient and effective manner in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. We are committed to listening to and evaluating the needs of the public and shall provide services, which are responsive to the health, safety and general welfare of the entire township.

Important Documents

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