ABOUT VILLAGE AND LIBRARY OFFICES

What does the Glen Ellyn Library Board Do?

The Library Board provides leadership and guidance to the salaried staff of the Glen Ellyn Public Library. It sets polices, review budgets and helps maintain relationships between the Library and the residents of the Village.

The Board holds its regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room on the third floor of the Library.

Library Board of Trustees

  • Molly McGinnis Knapke (term expiring 2019)
  • Jill Clouse (term expiring 2019)
  • Chris Crawford (term expiring 2019)
  • Gina Meyers (term expiring 2017)
  • Kelli Christiansen (term expiring 2017)
  • Randolph Sailer (term expiring 2017)
  • Barbara Rundell (term expiring 2019)

Further information can also be obtained from the Director of the Library, Dawn Bussey, at 630-469-0879 ext. 6760 or atdbussey@gepl.org.

What does the Glen Ellyn Village Board Do?

The Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees is charged with setting policies, approving budgets, and generally overseeing the activities of the Village management. Much of its work involves reviewing and approving the work of the various appointed boards and commissions. There are six Trustees led by a separately elected Village President.

The Village President is elected for a term of four years. As the chief executive officer, the Village President performs a variety of duties as required by State Statute and Village Code. These duties include, but are not limited to, serving as the presiding officer at Village Board meetings, serving as the Village’s Liquor Commissioner, and, with the advice and consent of the Village Trustees, appointment of the Village Manager, Village Attorney, Village Prosecutor, and all members of citizen Boards and Commissions except the Village Board of Trustees.

Compensation for the Village President is $50 per month. By community tradition, the Village President serves one, four year term of office.

The Village Board of Trustees is comprised of six Trustees who are elected to four year terms. Elections are held in odd numbered years such that the six Trustees are elected on a staggered basis, with three positions elected every two years. The Village Trustees, along with the Village President, make certain decisions to maintain and enhance the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Glen Ellyn. These decisions include, but are not limited to, matters of Village finances including the approval of the annual Village Budget; approval of contracts; responsiveness to citizen concerns; establishment of, and variations to, building, zoning, subdivision and traffic codes; and establishment of license fees and other charges. Trustees also serve as Village Board liaisons to the various other standing Boards and Commissions. Each

Trustee receives compensation of $20 per month. Usually, not by law but by community tradition, Trustees serve one, 4 year term of office.

The Village President and the Board of Trustees determine appointments to the 14 permanent and various Ad Hoc citizen Boards and Commissions which provide invaluable service to the Village of Glen Ellyn. There are 99 positions in all permanent Village Boards and Commissions. These appointments are all volunteer positions with specific areas of responsibility such as the Plan Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals. Citizen advisory boards and commissions meet throughout the year and most meetings are held during evening hours and are open to the public.

The Board meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 8 p.m. (These meetings are broadcast live on cable). The Village Board conducts workshop meetings on the second and third Mondays at 7 p.m.

For more information about the role of the Village Trustee, please feel free to contact:
Alexander W. Demos, Village President (term expires 2017) Email: villagepresident@glenellyn.org.

Village Board of Trustees

  • John Kenwood, Village Trustee (term expires 2019)
  • Dean Clark, Village Trustee (term expires 2017)
  • Tim Elliott, Village Trustee (term expires 2017)
  • Pete Ladesic, Village Trustee (term expires 2019)
  • Mark Senak, Village Trustee (term expires 2019)
  • Tim O’Shea, Village Trustee (term expires 2017)