ILA Board Candidates for 2019

The polls for the 2019 ILA election will open online April 1, 2019 and close on April 30, 2019. Election results will be announced the week of May 6, 2019, pending notification of all candidates.

All personal members of the association are eligible to vote.  Personal Members will receive a Survey Monkey notification including an electronic ballot to cast their vote.  You can view the candidates' bios below. 

Your personal membership must be current and active as of March 30, 2019, to receive a ballot. Email if you are not sure about the status of your membership.

(three-year term beginning July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022)

Charm Ruhnke, Peru Public Library

Veronica De Fazio, Plainfield Public Library District

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (three-year term beginning July 1, 2019–June 30, 2022)
A candidate from each pairing will be elected in accordance with the ILA bylaws as amended at the 1998 ILA Annual Conference; a total of four directors will be elected to serve three-year terms on the ILA Executive Board.


Amber Creger, Schaumburg Township District Library

Stuart Griner, CPL Edgewater Branch


Joe Filapek, Aurora Public Library

Katrina Arnold, Broadview Public Library District


Megan Millen, Joliet Public Library

Su Reynders, Lincolnwood Public Library District


Brittany Michaels, Champaign Public Library

Miguel Ruiz, Skokie Public Library


Any ILA member wishing to be added to the ballot by petition shall be added to the slate and placed in the paired candidate group that most clearly matches the affiliations of the petitioner as determined by the nominating committee. Petition candidates for vice president/president-elect will be added to the presidential slate as requested. The polls will open electronically April 1, 2019.

In addition, paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one. The return deadline is thirty days after the ballot is postmarked. The electronic polls will close April 30.

Serving on the nominating committee are Melissa Gardner (chair), Betsy Adamowski, Veronica De Fazio, Gwendolyn Harris, Keisha Hester, Patrice Johnson, Amanda Standerfer.

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