Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0286    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing the appointment of Gary Gibson as County Administrator.
Type: appointment Status: Passed
File created: 2/5/2020 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Resolution authorizing the appointment of Gary Gibson as County Administrator.
Attachments: 1. Resume - Gary Gibson.pdf, 2. Employment Agreement - Gary Gibson

Title

Resolution authorizing the appointment of Gary Gibson as County Administrator. 

 

Staff Summary

                     On September 10, 2019, the County Board appointed Gary Gibson to serve as Interim County Administrator.

                     The position for County Administrator was advertised nationally; multiple applicants submitted their credentials for consideration.

                     After a lengthy screening process, County Board Chair Hart, with the guidance of an ad hoc recruitment committee, interviewed three qualified candidates.

                     After the initial interview process, the Lake County Board Chair, in consultation with various Board Members, determined that Interim County Administrator Gary Gibson is the best candidate to fill the permanent position of County Administrator.

                     Gary Gibson’s extensive experience in County Administration meets and exceeds the qualifications required of a County Administrator as provided in Lake County Code of Ordinances §30.36.

                     Gary Gibson’s education includes a Master of Arts in Public Affairs degree from Northern Illinois University and Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University.

                     This resolution seeks County Board confirmation for the appointment of Gary Gibson to the position of County Administrator, effective February 12, 2020.

 

Body

                     RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, a nationwide search was conducted to develop a list of qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of County Administrator; and

 

WHEREAS, during this search, multiple applicants from across the country submitted their credentials for consideration; and 

 

WHEREAS, following the initial screening process, interviews were conducted with three candidates; and

 

WHEREAS, after a lengthy screening process, the County Board Chair, with the guidance of an ad hoc recruitment committee, interviewed three qualified candidates; and

 

WHEREAS, after the initial interview process, the Lake County Board Chair, in consultation with various Board Members, determined that Interim County Administrator Gary Gibson is the best candidate to fill the permanent position of County Administrator; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Board Chair has nominated Mr. Gary Gibson to the position of County Administrator to serve in said position at the pleasure of the County Board. 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that Mr. Gary Gibson be appointed County Administrator at an annual salary of $225,000, with other terms and conditions of employment outlined in the Offer Letter (attached hereto and made part hereof): and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said appointment shall take effect on February 12, 2020.

 

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