Gail Valle is a lifelong resident of Granite City. She was hired by the City of Granite City in 1978 to work in the City Clerk’s Office. She transferred to the City Treasurer’s Office in 1984 and became Deputy Treasurer in 1987. Gail was appointed City Treasurer in November 1987 to complete the term of the late Nick Petrillo. That term ended in April 1989, at which time she ran in her first election and succeeded. Since then Gail has been re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
The Illinois Municipal Treasurer's Association (IMTA) recently installed Gail to the post of President during the 2014/2015 year. Gail has been very active in the IMTA for over 25 years and has served as 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President as well as serving on the Board in 2004 and 2012 along with several committees. She is a certified Municipal Treasurer through the Illinois Municipal Treasurer's Association and has completed her certification every five years as required. Gail continually attends furthering education classes. Gail is an active member of the AmVet’s Post 51 and Eagles Auxiliary.
Gail is married to John Valle and they live and work in Granite City. She has two adult children, Mathew and John Jr. who reside in Granite City.
Gail uses her vast knowledge and 30+ years of Municipal work experience to assist her in updating her office. She believes in providing a user-friendly atmosphere for all customers. She has implemented the Direct Debit, Credit Card, Online and Telephone payment options for the convenience of all citizens. Customer Service and friendly professional assistance is her number one priority.