RAILS Board Election Results

Thanks to all who voted in the May 2019 RAILS Board Election. Successful candidates are:

At-Large Seats

  • Scott Pointon, White Oak Library District
  • Selina GomezBeloz, Waukegan Public Library
  • Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University

(Note: Originally, two at-large seats were available. RAILS Board member Liza Campbell resigned her at-large seat effective June 1, 2019. The RAILS Nominating Committee voted to have Sarah McHone-Chase fill the remainder of Liza's term, since Sarah was the third highest vote getter in this category.)

Public Library Trustee Seats

  • Dianne Hollister, Bloomington Public Library
  • Susan Busenbark, Kewanee Public Library

Special Library Seat

  • Halle Cox, Kane County Law Library & Self Help Legal Center

New board members will be seated in July. Thanks to all candidates who ran in the election. We appreciate your interest in RAILS!

Thanks also to the nominating committee for helping to recruit such a fine slate of candidates. Committee members are:

  • Kate Hall, Director, Northbrook Public Library, committee chair
  • Peggy Danhof, Board President, Fountaindale Public Library District
  • Leora Siegel, Director, Chicago Botanic Garden Lenhardt Library
  • Lisa Marie Smith, Youth Services Librarian, Vernon Area Public Library District
  • Alissa Williams, Director, Morton Public Library District
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