Six vie for Geneva library board vacancy

GENEVA – Six people filed applications to be considered for a vacancy on the Geneva Library Board, officials said.

The names of the six were released after the Kane County Chronicle filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

The library released only the names and no other information, such as a resume and their reasons for wanting to serve on the library board.

The six are Jennifer Bruggeman, Robert McQuillan, Ellen Fultz Schmid, Zachary Ploppert, Charles O. Ellenbaum and William Broderick.

McQuillan is a co-founder of Geneva TaxFACTS, a local taxpayer watchdog group, and Ploppert lost two bids to be elected as an alderman in the 1st Ward and recently was appointed to the Geneva Historic Preservation Commission.

The vacancy was created when board member Steve Andersson resigned last month to pursue his campaign for State Representative in the Nov. 4 general election. Andersson won the Republican primary March 18 and does not face opposition in the general election.

The board scheduled a closed session for Monday, Aug. 11 to meet with the candidates. A time for the meeting has not yet been scheduled.

The replacement would serve until a two-year seat becomes open in the April 2015 election, officials said.