WILMETTE – Members of Wilmette Park District Board are hoping more residents will apply for the vacant commissioner position left open when James Crowley left his post in late July. Tasked creating a revised vision for the village’s lakefront, the Board faces significant issues that will impact all Wilmette residents.
At the Board meeting on August 19, President John Olvany explained the application process and encouraged interested residents to apply.
“We’ve had a number of interested parties already,” said President Olvany. “I hope to get actual submissions. We have one to date of actual submissions,” he added.
Applicants must answer a series of questions that range from relevant experience and areas of expertise, to a long range outlook for the lakefront. The Park District website includes all pertinent information, and applications are due by August 31 at 5 pm.
Once the application period has closed, during September the Board plans to reach out to each individual applicant to interview by phone. The Board will deliberate in a closed session to narrow down the candidates and then interview the finalists.
During a final open session the Board will vote for a new commissioner. For more information go to www.wilmettepark.org