Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0196    Version: 1 Name: Resolution providing for the appointment of Mr. John Light as Director of Human Resources.
Type: appointment Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2020 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Resolution providing for the appointment of Mr. John Light as Director of Human Resources.
Attachments: 1. Light Resume, 2. Light Offer Letter

Title

Resolution providing for the appointment of Mr. John Light as Director of Human Resources.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, with the vacancy of the Director of Human Resources, County Administration advertised the position nationally; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 50 applicants submitted their credentials for consideration; and

 

WHEREAS, following the initial screening process, the search firm ranked the top 14 candidates based on established criteria; and

 

WHEREAS, based on the County Administration review, a five-member committee comprised of a human resources staff member, two representatives of county departments, a county department head, and an Assistant County Administrator interviewed the top seven candidates; and

 

WHEREAS, following the initial interview, four finalists were selected to be interviewed a second time by a five-member committee comprised of a human resources staff member, two county department heads; an Assistant County Administrator, and the Interim County Administrator; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Light having served as Human Resources Director for the City of Des Plaines, Illinois and as the County Administrator for Stephenson County, Illinois has the experience, leadership, and managerial qualities to be the Lake County Director of Human Resources; and

 

WHEREAS, the Interim County Administrator has consulted with the Chair of the County Board and Chair of the County Finance and Administration Committee and hereby recommends the appointment of Mr. Light as the Director of Human Resources for Lake County.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that Mr. John Light be appointed Director of Human Resources at an annual salary of $155,000, with other terms and conditions and employment outlined in the Letter of Acceptance (attached hereto and made a part hereof); and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said appointment shall take effect on February 26, 2020

 

DATED, at Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, on February 11, 2020.