The Kenosha County Clerk’s Office is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the 15th District vacancy on the Kenosha County Board.
This seat became vacant with the recent death of Supervisor Greg Retzlaff. Eligible applicants must reside within the district, which includes much of the Village and Town of Somers.
The district is roughly bounded by Highway KR, Lake Michigan, the Kenosha city limits, Highways H and L and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that parallel Highway 31. A map of the district is available here: http://www.kenoshacounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/676/2011F_CoDist15_8?bidId.
The individual appointed to the position will serve until a successor is elected in the April 2019 nonpartisan election. The individual who is appointed is eligible to run for the position in that election.
County Board supervisors are expected to attend board meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Supervisors also typically serve on multiple committees for a commitment of four to five evenings per month.
The position pays $6,351 per year.
Those interested in applying may pick up an application at the County Clerk’s Office on the first floor of the Kenosha County Administration Committee, 1010 56th St., Kenosha, or download an application here: https://wi-kenoshacounty2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/8087/Appointment-Profile-Form---County-Board-Chair. Applications are due to the County Board chairman, care of that address, by 5 p.m. July 11.
Applicants will be interviewed, with an appointment to be made at the Aug. 7 County Board meeting.
For more information, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 262-653-2552.