Candidates

The Recruiting Process

For more about the RCC's recruiting process, please see below

Thinking about running for the Village of Riverside's Board of Trustees? 

If so, we're glad you're here!

Becoming a member of Riverside's Board of Trustees is a great way to make a positive impact on our community. The Riverside Community Caucus (RCC) is here to help, encourage, and support any resident who would like to run for Riverside's Village Board of Trustees. 

Can I be a candidate? Yes you can!

Have you lived in Riverside for decades or just a few years? Either way, you can run for office!


Are you a business person, an artist, a public servant, a retiree, or a stay-at-home parent? You too can be a candidate!


Any Village of Riverside resident who meets the State of Illinois eligibility can be a candidate! 


*For more information about the State of Illinois requirements, please visit elections.il.gov/

Specific state requirements may be found in the Candidates Guide, in the Running for Office section of the website.

How does it work?

The Recruiting Committee

In the spring of even-numbered years, the Riverside Community Caucus forms a Recruiting Committee. The Recruiting Committee is composed of RCC members who work closely with the community to find, encourage, and support our friends and neighbors who are interested in running for Riverside's Board of Trustees.  


The Recruiting Committee will make announcements and seek the community's help to find great leaders. Anyone can nominate someone they know as a possible Board of Trustee Candidate, regardless of Caucus membership status. The Recruiting Committee will make every effort to reach all nominees, and as many people in the community as possible. Look for their announcements on social media and in the RB Landmark. They will also be sending emails, making phone calls, and personally engaging with friends, neighbors, and the community


For more information about the Recruiting Committee's goals and objectives please visit the 

2022 Recruiting Committee Objectives

NOMINATION FORM

To nominate yourself or someone you know please complete and submit the candidate nomination form.

 The 2022 Nomination form, for 2023 prospective candidates has closed. 

The next nomination form will be published in the summer of 2024. 

The form is sent directly to the Recruiting Committee. Upon receipt of the nomination, the Recruiting Committee will reach out to the nominee directly. It's that simple! 

Step 2 

Introductions

Once you've decided to begin the endorsement process, we would like to get to know you.


All prospective candidates are asked to complete the 

2022 Prospective Candidate Introduction


Once completed please email a .pdf version of this document along with your resume to recruiting@rccil.org.  

Once the Recruiting Committee has reviewed your introduction packet they will schedule a time to meet with you personally to review your information. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet, review the information you provided, ask additional questions, and answer any questions you might have about what is involved in running for and serving on our village board.  


One of the first questions we are asked is "How many hours a week would I need to commit to this?" To help answer this and other questions, we interviewed the 2022 sitting board members and this is what they shared. 

2022 Trustee Interview Summary.  

Step 3

Community Forum

In the fall of even numbered years, the Riverside Community Caucus will host a moderated public forum where candidates may engage with and present themselves to the Riverside community. 


The entire village, regardless of membership, as well as all candidates who participated in the Caucus process, are welcome to attend. 


Prior to the event, the RCC will ask the community to submit questions they would like the prospective candidates to answer. Although time is limited, we will make every effort to ask all of the questions at the forum.  

Step 4

RCC Members Vote

Shortly after the forum, Riverside Community Caucus members will vote on which prospective candidates to endorse. 


Although all candidates may be qualified, we may not be able to endorse them all. If there are three (3) open seats on the Board of Trustees then the Caucus will endorse three (3) prospective candidates. 


We deeply appreciate all members of our community who seek ways to serve our village and its residents! 


If a candidate is not endorsed by the RCC, it is in no way a negative reflection on their character, integrity, or ability to serve the community.  We genuinely believe that all prospective candidates add value to the community, regardless of the RCC's endorsement. It is our hope that all prospective candidates will continue to engage with and find ways to contribute to our community.

Helpful Information

2022 Prospective Candidate Introduction

2022 Prospective Candidate Introduction

Beta - RCC Recruiting Commitee Objectives

2022 Recruiting Committee Objectives

2022 Trustee Attributes & Skills.pdf

Helpful skills and attributes of a Trustee

2022 Sitting Trustee Discussion Summary.pdf

2022 Trustee Interviews: 

What does it mean to be a Trustee?