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City initiates process to fill Alderman Maloney’s Seventh Ward Seat

Alderman Marty Maloney has served the residents of the 7th Ward as its Alderman after being sworn into office in May 2011.  Due to the untimely passing of the late Mayor David Schmidt in March 2015, Alderman  Maloney was selected by the City Council to lead Park Ridge as its Acting Mayor.   Since April, 2015, Acting Mayor Maloney has been serving in both capacities.  
On April 4, 2017, Alderman / Acting Mayor Maloney was elected to serve the citizens of Park Ridge as its leader and will be sworn into office as Mayor on May 1, 2017.  He will resign his position as 7th Ward Alderman.   A committee comprised of 7th Ward residents will interview all candidates interested in serving as the next 7th Ward Alderman. This committee will make its recommendation to the Mayor.     
Any 7th Ward resident who would like to serve on the 7th Ward Aldermanic Interview Committee should forward their name, address, telephone numbers, and email address to Deputy City Clerk Cheryl Peterson at no later than May 2 at 5:00 p.m.  Those selected will be required to attend a handful of open meetings in order to conduct interviews of the Aldermanic candidates.   
Any resident who desires to serve the residents of the 7th Ward as its Alderman must have lived in the Ward for at least one full year.  The candidate who is recommended to fill this vacancy will serve for the remainder of Maloney’s Aldermanic term, through April, 2019. 
Interested individuals should forward a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Deputy City Clerk Cheryl Peterson electronically to or by fax to 847/318-5300.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2017.
All information received will be reviewed by Acting Mayor Maloney.  Persons who are selected to represent the Interview Committee or as an Aldermanic Candidate will be contacted directly by Deputy Clerk Peterson.

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