The Board of Trustees of the Warren-Newport Public Library District is seeking applicants for a vacated seat on the Board. The appointee will serve from August 2019 to May 2021. Interested candidates are encouraged to review this information on the WNPLD Board and submit the attached application.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must reside in the Warren-Newport Public District and be a registered voter.
Desired Qualifications: The Board seeks a candidate to fill the position of Policy Chair. Responsibilities include the systematic review, modification, and development of Board policies in keeping with the statutes of the State of Illinois. Candidates for Policy Chair must be proficient in writing, editing, and language skills. They should be familiar with or be willing to learn Microsoft Word and Track Change functions. Organizational skills are key to this responsibility. The Board will provide mentoring for this position, which requires about 3 hours a month outside of meetings.
Appointment Timeline: The Board would like to accept applications through July 11, 2019, interview candidates in executive session at the August 6, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, and approve the appointment at the August 20, 2019 Regular Board Meeting. The new Trustee will be sworn in immediately following that approval.
Length of Appointment and Election: The appointment will last until the May 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting. The appointee may run in the 2021 election for any of four four-year seats, though this is not a requirement for being appointed.