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City initiates process to fill vacant Fifth Ward Aldermanic Seat

The City mourns the passing of Fifth Ward Alderman Daniel Knight.  Alderman Knight served the City since April 2011.  His unfortunate and untimely death causes a vacancy in the office of Fifth Ward Alderman.  The City Attorney has provided information to Acting Mayor Maloney and the City Council as to the process and timeline for filling the vacancy.

Acting Mayor Maloney is required by law to forward to the City Council for approval his choice of replacement before February 20, 2017. The manner in which the Acting Mayor arrives at his choice is up to him.  Upon presentation of the nominee, the City Council will have 30 days to accept or reject his recommendation.

In order to qualify to fill the vacancy, interested candidates must be residents of the Fifth Ward and must have resided there for at least one full year preceding the appointment.  The candidate selected to fill the vacancy may serve until April 2019 for the remaining two years of Alderman Knight’s term.

Acting Mayor Maloney requests that any Fifth Ward resident who is interested in filling this vacancy forward a letter of interest, along with a resume, to his attention at City Hall, c/o Deputy Clerk Cheryl Peterson, City Administration.  Please email or fax your information to 847/318—5300.  The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m., January 16, 2017. 

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