Appointments & Vacancies

  1. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 1

    What is the proper procedure for filling vacancies in city or village offices?

  2. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 2

    Does a council member or village trustee vacate their office by temporarily moving out of the district or village they represent?

  3. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 3

    What is the proper procedure for resigning from a municipal elective or appointive office?

  4. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 4

    Is there a time limit within which vacancies on a municipal governing bodies must be filled?

  5. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 5

    Must an appointed municipal officer be a resident of the municipality he or she serves?

  6. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 6

    Can a minor (i.e., someone who has not reached the age of 18 years) be appointed to a municipal committee or commission?

  7. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 7

    If a municipal official, such as a member of the library board or the governing body, is temporarily unable to perform his or her duties because of an illness, may the governing body appoint someone to fill the temporary vacancy until the officer is able to return and perform his or her duties?

  8. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 8

    Does an elected local government official automatically vacate his office if he moves outside out of the municipality or aldermanic district for which he was elected?

  9. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 9

    Can a person vote to fill his/her own vacancy on a municipal governmental body such as a village board or city council?

  10. Appointments & Vacancies FAQ 10

    If a new position is created by the municipal governing body, can a member of the governing body resign from the board and apply for the new position?