The Wilmette Park District Board is officially on the hunt for a new Park Board commissioner.
Dennis O’Malley, who has been on the Wilmette Park Board for eight years, the last two as the board’s president, resigned June 11, citing increased travel requirements in his job. The resignation took immediately effect, only two months after he won his third board election.
O’Malley, a senior accounts executive with American Digital, was first elected to the board in 2003, and re-elected in 2007. His most recent re-election, in April, was uncontested.
Commissioners met Sunday to discuss the resignation. Board president James Brault announced Monday that people interested in filling out the remainder of O’Malley’s term, which ends in April of 2013, have until July 8 to submit their statements of interest and qualifications to the district.
Details on the application and appointment process will be posted on the district’s website, www.wilmettepark.org.
A board committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the full board, and Brault said he hopes the board will be able to vote on an appointment at its regularly scheduled Aug. 8 meeting.
Brault, who succeeded O’Malley as board president, also thanked him for his years of service to the district and the community.
Park district Director Steve Wilson said Monday that Brault will serve on the financial planning and golf committees to which O’Malley had been appointed after the April 5 election, until his replacement is named.