It was one of the first turnovers resulting from the April 4th elections.
In the election of officers of the newly constituted Board of Trustees, Chris Jenner was elected President and Evertsen was voted into the Vice Chairman post.
The vote for Chairman was unanimous, with Ron Parrish making the motion.
Jenner replaced Mike Smith, who was elected two years ago at the surprise of Parrish, who thought he had Smith’s support for the post of Board President.
For Vice Chairman, Tirio nominated Evertsen after asking her, “Do you want to do it?”
Newly-sworn in Student Trustee Justin Peters nominated Linda Liddell, while Molly Walsh was nominated by Liddell.
Liddel withdrew her name from consideration.
The vote was 4-4 counting the Student Trustee’s vote, but his is merely advisory, so Evertsen won.
The position makes Evertsen, a former Harvard School Board and McHenry County Board member, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole.
Volunteers were requested for a Finance Committee.
Linda Liddell, Mike Smith and Molly Walsh indicated their willingness to serve.
The Policy and Evaluation Committee slots were similarly filled by Peters and Jenner with Tirio ending up as Chairman.
Linda Liddel, the Illinois Community Trustees Association liaison and current organization President will continued in that post. Molly Walsh will continue serving as alternate.
After taking his seat at the center of the table, Jenner observed,
Things have been farily smooth these last two years.
I intend to continue that.
After the meeting, McHenry County College President Clint Gabbard conferred with the Board’s new leaders.