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Geneva candidates sought for vacant City Clerk seat

May 12, 2017 11:14AM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

After the April 4 consolidated election garnered no filings for the office of City Clerk, the City of Geneva is now seeking candidates for that seat.

Lynn Landberg served a combined 20 years as Geneva’s City Clerk from 1985-93 and again from 2005 until this year before deciding not to seek another term in office. The City Clerk attends all City Council meetings (and others as required) and prepares full records of those meetings. The City Clerk’s annual salary is $3,600, and the term for this unfilled position runs through May 3, 2021.

Geneva residents interested in serving as City Clerk should submit an application, a current resume and a letter of interest to Mayor Kevin Burns, City of Geneva, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134; Attn: City Clerk Vacancy. The deadline is Thursday, June 1.

Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the position:

·         Have resided within the corporate boundaries of the City of Geneva for at least one year prior to appointment;

·         Be a legal U.S. citizen;

·         Be a registered voter;

·         Have no felony convictions; and

·         Be current on taxes and payments to the City.

In addition, the Government Ethics Act requires a statement of economic interest to be filed by the City Clerk with the Kane County Clerk’s Office.

The successful candidate for City Clerk will be appointed by Mayor Burns with the advice and consent of the City Council.

The Volunteer Board Application can be found on the City’s website at www.geneva.il.us; click on the “City Government” tab and then select “Boards & Commissions” from the drop-down menu. Questions may be directed to City Administrator Stephanie Dawkins at 630-232-8495.

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