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Election of Community College Trustees

The board of trustees is comprised of seven trustees elected at-large from Community College District 509 (which includes all who reside within public school districts 300, 301, 303 and U-46). An eighth trustee is a student elected by the student body.

Trustee Election - April 9, 2013

On April 9, 2013, a consolidated election will be held in Illinois. Two (2) six-year terms expire for two (2) trustees on the board of Community College District 509. In addition, due to a resignation, one (1) trustee must be elected to complete four years of a six-year term. Anyone wishing to file a petition to run for one of these vacancies must do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. abd 5:00 p.m., December 17-21 or December 26, 2012, in the office of the District 509 election official, located on ECC's main campus, Building B, Room 235.04.

Petitions may be reviewed or withdrawn December 27, 28 and 31, 2012, as well as January 2, 2013, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the same office where petitions are filed. Though the college is generally closed Dec. 26-28 and 31, the door to Building A will be open for entry during that time.

Building B, Room B235
Tel: 847-214-7374
Email: Board of Trustees

Election Dates & Terms

Trustees are elected in the consolidated election held the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered years. They serve six-year terms on a rotating basis. Election winners are seated as trustees within 28 days of election. Student trustees are elected annually and seated in April.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the date of the election
  • Be a resident of Illinois and the district for at least one year immediately preceding the election
  • Not be a member of a common school board

Qualifications for the student trustee are defined by student government. 

Mid-Term Vacancies

In the event of a trustee vacancy occurring between elections, remaining trustees appoint a replacement. (Specific laws apply in the replacement of the appointed trustee when the next consolidated election is held.) Student government appoints a replacement for any vacancy of the student trustee.

Board Decisions

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Final resolution of any issue is decided by a vote of the majority.

Board Responsibilities

  • Determine the policies which guide ECC
  • Monitor its fiscal affairs
  • Oversee the administration of the institution by the president

The board of trustees serves as a deliberative, legislative, and planning body which governs the college in accordance with Illinois law and the U.S. Constitution.