Residents of St. Charles' Third Ward will have a condominium and planned development expert representing their interests on the city council starting Monday.
City officials announced the selection of Todd Bancroft to fill the vacancy on the city council created when Ray Rogina left his seat to become mayor. The city council must still take a formal vote to make Bancroft's position official.
However, aldermen and Rogina have already agreed upon Bancroft in a closed-door meeting following interviews of the four finalists for the position. There are two years remaining on Rogina's unexpired term before Bancroft would have to run in his first election.
In his professional life, Bancroft is an attorney at Chicago-based Bancroft, Richman & Goldberg, LLC. His profile on the law group's website says Bancroft concentrates his practice "in the areas of the creation and operation of residential, commercial and mixed-use condominiums, homeowners' associations, warehouse/office parks and planned developments."
For the past nine months, he has also served as the chief administrative officer and general counsel for Draper and Kramer, Inc. The Chicago-based company works primarily to provide real estate counsel to commercial customers and investors.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Bancroft spent most of his professional life, 11 years, as the executive vice president of Equity Marketing Services, Inc. The company provides marketing for mostly Chicago-based luxury condominium properties.
Bancroft is a 15-year resident of the Third Ward. He did not respond to an interview request Thursday, but he said he is excited about the new opportunity in a written statement released by city officials.
"St. Charles is a very special place with one of it's most exciting aspects being truly unlimited potential," Bancroft wrote. I look forward to being a part of shaping its future and representing my constituency in the Third Ward."