Deerfield Village Trustee William Seiden died on Thursday following a brief illness. He was elected to the position in 1999 and served in the role until his death. | Provided Photo

Village officials announced that a longtime Deerfield village trustee, who served in the role for the past 25 years, died on Thursday.

The Village of Deerfield said in a statement that it was with “great sadness” to report the death of Village Trustee William Seiden.

Seiden died on Thursday following a brief illness.

Bill served the Village with unwavering dedication and commitment for 25 years, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of our community,” the village said.

The statement said he is remembered for his decades-long commitment to public service.

Seiden was elected as a village trustee in 1999 and chaired the village’s Residential Teardown Taskforce.

Prior to becoming a trustee, he served as a Deerfield Public Library trustee for six years and acted as the village’s liaison to the library after joining the village board.

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“Bill brought his professional business experience to our Village Board to help us make sound financial decisions,” Deerfield Mayor Daniel Shapiro said.

“But more than that, Bill cared about Deerfield and wanted to make it a better place for its residents. He was a friend to all of us and will be missed,” Shapiro said.

The village said they extend their thoughts and deepest sympathies with Seiden’s family, friends and loved ones.

“May we carry on Bill’s memory by following in his example of service and compassion to Deerfield, the town he loved,” the statement said.