Two seats will be open for candidates seeking election to the Batavia Park District Board of Commissioners in the consolidated election on April 4, 2023. Commissioners must be 18 years old and a Batavia Park District resident for at least one year prior to the election.
According to a news release, park board commissioners serve six-year terms and do not receive any compensation. Commissioners are assigned to represent the park district as liaisons to nonprofit groups and organizations.
The 2023 Election Guide and eligibility requirements are available at elections.il.gov. Petitions for candidates interested in running now may be circulated.
The filing period for the petitions will be Monday, Dec. 12, through Monday, Dec. 19, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The petitions should be filed with Batavia Park District Executive Director Allision Niemela at the Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St. in Batavia.
Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received unless papers are filed simultaneously, in which case a lottery will be held.
For more information about the Batavia Park District and its board of commissioners, visit bataviaparks.org.