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File #: 21-0815    Version: 1 Name: Resolution creating an Ad Hoc Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2021
Title: Resolution creating an Ad Hoc Chair's Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy.

Title

Resolution creating an Ad Hoc Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy.

 

Staff Summary

                     The resignation of Judy Martini has created a vacancy in the District 5 seat.

                     In accordance with Lake County’s Rules of Order and Operational Procedures, Appendix A, a vacant district seat Ad Hoc Advisory Committee shall be formed to assist the County Board Chair in the statutory obligations of filling a County Board vacancy.

                     The Ad Hoc Committee will consist of the following: Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart (Chair), Lake County Board Vice Chair Mary Ross-Cunningham (Vice Chair), Lake County Board Member Linda Pedersen, Lake County Board Member Michael Danforth, and Chairman of the Lake County Republican Central Committee (or designee) Mark Shaw.

                     The Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy shall be disbanded and defunct following an affirmative vote by the County Board on the appointment of a County Board Member for District 5.

 

Body

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the resignation of District 5 County Board Member Judy Martini on May 14, 2021 requires Chair Hart to declare a vacancy for the office of the County Board Member for District 5; and

 

WHEREAS, under Illinois state statue, Chair Hart is responsible for filling the vacancy through appointment with the consent and vote of the County Board; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with Lake County’s Rules of Order and Operational Procedures, Appendix A, a vacant district seat Ad Hoc Advisory Committee shall be formed to assist the County Board Chair in the statutory obligations of filling a County Board vacancy.

 

WHEREAS, Chair Hart has outlined a comprehensive, transparent, fair, and professional process that is inclusive of the opinions of current County Board members, other elected officials, District 5 residents, Republican Party officials, and others; and

 

WHEREAS, during the appointment process, Chair Hart may find it advantageous to engage a group of County Board Members, Republican Party officials, and/or others to assist her in her responsibilities, if she deems necessary; and

 

WHEREAS, the Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy shall be created as an Ad Hoc Committee of the Lake County Board to assist Chair Hart in her statutory responsibilities and perform duties delegated which may include but are not limited to reviewing applications, conducting interviews, checking references, and providing feedback on their assessment of the candidates’ ability to serve as an effective County Board Member for District 5; and

 

WHEREAS, the State’s Attorney’s Office states that the Ad Hoc Committee must comply with the Illinois Open Meetings Act by holding its meeting at a public location, in accordance with posting standards, and that each meeting agenda include an item providing for a closed session discussion related to personnel matters pursuant to 5 ILCS 120/2 (c)(1).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy is hereby created for the sole purpose of assisting Chair Hart in filling the vacancy of District 5 and appoints the following individuals as members of the committee:

 

Ad Hoc Committee Chair

Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart

 

Ad Hoc Committee Vice Chair

Lake County Board Vice Chair Mary Ross Cunningham

 

Ad Hoc Committee Members

Lake County Board Member Linda Pedersen

Lake County Board Member Michael Danforth

Chairman of the Lake County Republican Central Committee (or designee) Mark Shaw

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chair’s Advisory Committee for the District 5 County Board Vacancy shall be disbanded and defunct following an affirmative vote by the County Board on the appointment of a County Board Member for District 5.

 

DATED, at Waukegan, Illinois, on June 8, 2021.