West Dundee leaders have officially launched a search to replace Becky Gillam, a trustee who left the village board after her election to the Kane County Board.
Although Gillam, a five-year trustee resigned from the West Dundee village board in early December, officials only started looking for her replacement this week.
"With the holidays, it's been really difficult to get things moving," Village President Larry Keller said. "I didn't want it to get lost in the holiday hoopla."
Gillam's replacement would serve the remaining two-plus years or so left on her term -- through April 2015. The trustee would be responsible for attending two monthly board meetings and a third meeting on occasion. There are no individual committee or committee of the whole meetings to attend.
Whoever replaces Gillam needs to live in the village and should have a commitment to community service.
"Either you like the job or you don't," Keller said. "If you enjoy the job, then it's not that hard, but there is a need to be responsible to finding out what the needs are of the community and to be responsive to people."
Trustees are paid $125 for every meeting they attend. The board plans to advertise the vacancy on its website and through email blasts.
"We're trying to cast a net out and seeing who would be interested in filling that post," Keller said. "We'd like to consider as many interested candidates as possible."
Candidates will likely have to go through an interview process, Keller said.
If you're interested in joining the board, send an email to Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call village hall at (847) 551-3800. If you call village hall, ask to speak with the village clerk or the assistant village clerk.