Zyck, Brody Garkisch eager to start work on Arlington Hts. library board

Updated 4/10/2013 12:17 AM
  • Joan Brody Garkisch

    Joan Brody Garkisch

  • Greg Zyck

    Greg Zyck

Joan Brody Garkisch and Greg Zyck will be the two newest members of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library board, according to unofficial vote totals on Tuesday.

With Cook County vote counting stuck on 62 of 64 precincts reporting as of midnight, Garkisch had 6,274 votes and Zyck had 4,882 votes. Tiana Brazzale and Alex Hageli trail with 2,923 votes and 2,182 votes respectively.

All four candidates were newcomers competing for two, 6-year seats on the library board. Brody Garkisch ran for the board in 2009 and lost.

Brody Garkisch is board secretary for the Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers and has a degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has spent 25 years working on budgets and writing grants for nonprofits and government agencies.

Zyck has been on the housing commission since 2008, is on the PTA at Ivy Hill School and serves as a Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 468 in Arlington Heights. He works in marketing and said he hopes to help the library better advertise all it has to offer.

"I'm just so thrilled that enough people in the village trusted me to step up and help this library," Zyck said. "I'm so looking forward to helping them continue the success they've had."

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