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Applications Are Being Accepted For Vacant Commissioner Position

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The Village announced today that applications are being accepted to fill the vacancy created by the election of former Commissioner Bob Barnett as Mayor. The Commissioner term formerly held by Barnett will expire in May 2021.

Pursuant to State law, the Village Council will appoint a qualified individual to serve as Commissioner for the remainder of Barnett's term. Eligible candidates will attest they: 

  •  Are a registered voter in the Village of Downers Grove;
  •  Have resided within incorporated Downers Grove for one year;
  •  Are not in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness to the Village;
  •  Do not have a felony conviction.

Applications from interested candidates will be accepted until 5:00 pm, May 31, 2019. A list of qualifications and required submittals for the position are available HERE. Interested candidates should forward their applications to Village Attorney Enza Petrarca, 801 Burlington Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515 or

For more information, contact Enza Petrarca, Village Attorney at 630-434-5541 or