A Tanner Trails subdivision resident was appointed to fill a vacancy on the North Aurora village board this week.
Mark Carroll was sworn in immediately after the board confirmed President Dale Berman's selection.
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He will serve through the end of April.
Carroll, 40, is filling the rest of the term vacated by Ryan Lambert. Lambert resigned May 5 to devote his attention to his new job as chief of the North Aurora Fire Protection District. Lambert was elected in 2011.
Carroll served for five years on the village plan commission, and has lived in North Aurora at least 10 years, according to Berman. He is an attorney with a practice in Batavia, and is a past president of the North Aurora Lions Club.
"He's an all-around good person, levelheaded, dedicated to the community, and I thought it would be a good move to get him to the village board," Berman said.
Carroll was one of three people who approached Berman about the position. Berman did not solicit applications.
Berman said he thinks service on the plan commission is good experience for people before serving on the village board because they learn about issues that affect all areas of town.
"I'm not interested in single-issue people (serving)," Berman said.