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Application for Vernon Township Trustee Position

  1. Duties of Township Board Trustees

    The board of township trustees carries out orders prescribed for it by the electors assembled at a township meeting, either annual or a special meeting. The trustees are the legislative arm of the township. The trustees set policy and procedures for the township supervisor to administer. Also, they have some duties that they must carry out as ordered directly to them by the Illinois General Assembly.

  2. Office of Township Trustee Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible for the office of township trustee, a person must be a legal voter of the township and have lived in said township for at least one year prior to his or her election or appointment to the office of township trustee (60 ILCS 1/55-5).

  3. Additional Eligibility Information

    Any person appointed to fill a vacancy in the Board of Trustees shall be a member of the same political party (Democrat) as the person vacating the office if the person vacating the office was a member of an established political party, as defined in Section 10-2 of the Election Code, that is still in existence at the time the appointment is made. Such appointee shall establish his or her political party affiliation by his or her record of voting in party primary elections or by holding or having held an office in a political party organization before appointment.

  4. Application Deadlines

    The deadline for submitting applications for the current vacancy on the Vernon Township Board of Trustees will be: Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.  Any applications submitted after that date will not be considered.

    If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of the Vernon Township staff to coordinate the date and time of your interview.

  5. Applicant Contact Information

    Please provide your contact information below

  6. Please provide a brief statement telling us why you are interested in becoming a member of the Vernon Township Board of Trustees.

  7. Elected Office

    Do you currently hold an elected office, or have you done so in the past?

  8. If yes, please provide the title of the elected office(s) held

  9. Tell us about any and all local civic or community engagement you have participated in, organized, or led in a leadership position.

  10. Please submit a copy of your resume, preferably formatted as a PDF file.

  11. Background Check*

    Are you willing to submit to a criminal background check run prior to your interview? If yes, a release form will be sent to you to fill out and return either in-person or via email.

  12. References

    Please provide contact information to two separate references below. 

  13. Reference #1
  14. Reference #2
  15. Electronic Signature Agreement
    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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