Paul Palazzolo of Springfield has served as Circuit Clerk of Sangamon County, Illinois since May 2015. Previously, he served as County Auditor of Sangamon County from December 2002 to May 2015.
Paul is a life-long Springfield resident and has been extremely active in community endeavors. Currently he’s a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Springfield-Downtown, and he also served as President of Kiwanis International, leading the efforts of some 600,000 club members around the world. Additionally through Kiwanis, Paul advises the Key Club at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, the same club that helped motivate his own service and leadership efforts when he was a student at Griffin in the early 1980’s.
His additional civic work includes serving as a director on the boards for the Salvation Army and the local council for the Boy Scouts of America. He has previously served as a board member for Senior Services of Central Illinois, the Springfield Urban League, the Hoogland Center for the Arts and the National Board of Governors for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation. Paul is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus as well as a past trustee for the Springfield Park District Board, past treasurer of the Springfield Airport Authority, past president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Illinois and was chair of the Springfield Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights fund raising/bell ringing campaign for two years.
Paul and his wife, Suanne, a licensed funeral director at Staab Funeral Home, are the proud parents of two children.