About Village and Library Offices

What is the role of the Glen Ellyn Village Board?

The Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees is charged with setting policies, approving budgets, and generally overseeing the activities of village management. By community tradition, the Village President serves a single four-year term in office. The board’s work involves reviewing and approving the work of the various appointed commissions. There are six trustees and a separately elected village president.

The village president is elected to a term of four years. 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 commissions with the exception the village board of trustees.

The village board of trustees is comprised of six trustees 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 as well as other charges. Trustees also serve as village commission liaisons to the village boards and commissions.

By tradition, the village president and village trustees serve a single four-year term in office.

The village president and the board of trustees determine appointments to the fourteen permanent and various ad hoc citizen boards and commissions which provide invaluable service to the Village of Glen Ellyn. There are nearly 100 volunteer positions in the various permanent village boards and commissions. These appointments have specific areas of responsibility such as the Plan Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals. Citizen advisory boards and commissions meet throughout the year with most meetings held during evening hours. All meetings are open to the public.

The village board meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. Village board meetings are broadcast live on local cable television. The village board conducts workshop meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

For more information about the role of the village president or village trustees, please feel free to contact:
Jim Burket at jkrcburket@sbcglobal.net or Mark Pfefferman at mpfeffer@transunion.com

What is the role of the Glen Ellyn Library Board?

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

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

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