'Open selection process' for Glenview trustee vacancy

Updated 4/14/2021 6:48 PM

Moving from a Village of Glenview trustee to its board president, Mike Jenny will be able to appoint a new trustee.

The Glenview electorate on April 6 voted in Gina DeBoni, Tim Doron and Adam Sidoti to fill the three open trustees positions. Jenny moving into Jim Patterson's position as president creates another trustee opening on the seven-person board, which returns trustees Mary Cooper and Chuck Gitles.


Jenny was pleased with what he called the "open selection process" and request for resumes. He will appoint a new trustee with the advice and consent of the village board.

A release by the village on Wednesday stated that among Illinois Municipal Code requirements, a candidate must be a registered voter in Glenview and must have lived in the village at least one year.

A statement of interest and resume, with a deadline of May 17, should explain why an applicant should be considered, with a listing of knowledge and skills they would bring as a trustee.

Applications may be submitted by mail to the Glenview Village Manager's Office, 2500 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60026; by email at lisag@glenview.il.us; or online at www.glenview.il.us/government/Pages/Commission-Volunteer-Form.aspx.

Trustees meet regularly the first and third Tuesdays of the month and also participate in budget meetings, strategic planning and other workshops or public hearings, as needed. They also attend special events and other events of interest, the release stated.

"Quite frankly," Jenny said, "I think there are a lot of good people out there who might like to serve but would not be interested in campaigning."

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