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Notice of Vacancy Summit Park District

“Beginning on July 19, 2021, the Summit Park District Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from residents of the Park District who are interested in serving on the Park Board of Commissioners to fill one vacancy until that position is filled by the next statutorily held election. The Board will consider the best-qualified candidates for Park Board Commissioner, and it will provide equal opportunity to candidates in a manner that does not discriminate against any persons because of their race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or handicap or disability. The Board reserves the right to appoint any person, or not to make an appointment, for any non-discriminatory reason that, in its discretion, it deems appropriate.

To be eligible to serve as a Park Board Commissioner a person must be a resident of the Park District, a registered voter, and at least 18 years old. Any person who is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness owed to the Park District or who has been convicted of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony is not eligible to serve. The candidate appointed to fill the vacancy will be required to file a Statement of Economic Interest.

The primary role of the Park District Board of Commissioners is to provide oversight and governance of the Park District. The Board sets the policy pursuant to which professional staff operate the District. Regular Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm, with special meetings held as needed. Park Board Commissioners are not compensated for their service on the Board per the Illinois Park District Code.

Interested applicants should submit a letter outlining their relevant experiences and qualifications to the Park District, c/o Executive Director Frank Torres, to be received by the Park District no later than 5 pm on July 30, 2021. Timely submitted applications will be forwarded to the Park Board at a future meeting for consideration, and a subsequent appointment will be based upon the same. Please contact the Park District for additional information or questions.”

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