Notice of Zion-Benton Public Library District Board of Trustees Opening

Zion-Benton Public Library District Board of Trustees Opening

We will have 1 seat for the Board of Trustees open for the consolidated election on April 2, 2019. This seat is for a full six-year term ending in April 2025. The seven-person Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall operations of the library by approving budgets and setting policies. Time commitments include monthly board meetings and occasional committee meetings as well as generally advocating for the Library within the community.

Candidate packets may be picked up during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5 PM) from now until December 17, 2018, excluding holidays (11/22/18, 12/24/18, and 12/25/18).

To be eligible, a candidate must be: a registered voter, have resided in the Library District for at least one year before filing their petition for nomination, not be delinquent in paying real estate taxes or have other indebtedness to the Library District, not have a conviction for any felony or infamous crime.

Candidate nomination petitions must include at least 50 signatures from registered voters who reside within the Library District and a receipt from the County Clerk indicating that a Statement of Economic Interests has been filed for this office. Petitions may be filed between Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9 AM and Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5 PM at the Library’s Administration Offices.

Election information can be found at the Lake County Clerk’s website at For more information please contact library director, Mick Jacobsen at 847-872-4680.

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