Blackberry Township supervisor stepping down

  • Fred Dornback

    Fred Dornback

Updated 1/21/2019 3:55 PM

Blackberry Township is looking for a new supervisor, because the current one is quitting as of March 31.

Applications to replace Fred Dornback are due Monday.


Trustees will review the applications at a closed-door meeting at 7 p.m. that day. If they believe they need to interview candidates, they will do so at a closed-door meeting Feb. 6, according to a statement from the township.

Applications should be sent to Clerk Lisa Hodge, at 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn, IL 60119.

The supervisor is paid roughly $22,000 a year. Applicants must have lived in the township for at least one year and be a Republican, since Dornback is a member of the GOP.

The new supervisor will serve until the 2021 election.

Dornback has not returned requests for comment. His township voicemail says he is away from the office from Jan. 16 to Feb. 4.

Dornback ran unsuccessfully for supervisor in 2013, losing to Dennis Ryan. He was appointed to the post in 2014, when Ryan quit. Dornback defeated Esther Steel in the 2017 election.

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