About Erin

img_0182I have lived and worked in Springfield for over 22 years. I am married to Mark Butler, an elementary teacher with District 186. Our five children are all graduates of Springfield High School.

As Ward 8 Alderwoman, I bring my experience in government to make sure that core city services are provided to all Ward 8 residents: well-maintained streets & sewers, clean walkable sidewalks, and safe neighborhoods. I am also working to ensure that our city council is fiscally responsible, and that CWLP services remain safe, efficient, and reliable.


    • Rules Coordinator, Illinois Pollution Control Board: 1999-2008
      – Worked on regulations dealing with all aspects of environmental issues including water, land and waste, and air quality.
    • Project Manager, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: 2008-2018
      – Assisted small businesses by providing the support and tools needed to navigate complicated State and federal environmental requirements.
      – served on numerous national committees advocating for small businesses throughout the State.
    • Rules Coordinator, Department of Public Health: 2018-Present
      – Work with rules that address topics ranging from long term care facilities to the Illinois plumbing code.


  • School Board Member/President, Springfield District 186 – 2005-2009
  • Founding member of the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association
  • Parent volunteer in Springfield School District 186
  • Volunteer as GED tutor through the Fishes and Loaves adult education program
  • Soccer Coach for YMCA League

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HCoC Proposal for Ending Homelessness in Springfield, IL

The following proposal by HCoC was presented to the Springfield City Council during its August 10th Committee of the Whole meeting. This proposal amends Mayor Langfelder’s original ordinance (2021-306), which was held in committee during the July 27th Committee of the Whole city council meeting.  The Springfield City Council will vote on the mayor’s amended … Continue reading HCoC Proposal for Ending Homelessness in Springfield, IL

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