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Eric Smith, a 29-year Buffalo Grove resident has been chosen to fill the seat vacated by former Village Trustee Steven Trilling.
At the September 18, 2017 Village Board meeting, Village President Beverly Sussman will appoint Dr. Eric Smith, a 29-year Buffalo Grove resident with experience in local government, business leadership and philanthropy, to fill the unexpired term left open by former Village Trustee Steven Trilling.
In addition to serving as an interim Village of Buffalo Grove Trustee from 2010-2011, Smith currently serves as the Chairman of Buffalo Grove’s Planning and Zoning Commission, is a member of the Lake Cook Corridor Planning Group, and was a member of the committee that chose the Lake Cook Corridor project consultant.
A Buffalo Grove business owner for 29 years, Smith previously served as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, as well as president of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove. He has been a member of both organizations since 1988.
Village President Beverly Sussman said in reviewing the applications from the 12 candidates who vied for the open seat, she focused on choosing the individual who had comprehensive experience working in community affairs, business administration, organized leadership and community development.
Sussman additionally cited a background in community development and prior Village Board experience as important attributes of the right candidate.
“Eric has a long history of service to the Buffalo Grove community and has a deep understanding of the issues facing Buffalo Grove. I look forward to working with him,” Sussman said.
Smith said, “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving the community in the role of Trustee.”
The Village will hold a reception welcoming Smith to the Village Board at 7:00 p.m. prior to the start of the meeting. All community members are welcome to attend.
Smith will fulfill the Trustee term, which ends April 30, 2019. During the same board meeting of his appointment, Sussman will also appoint Planning & Zoning Commission member Frank Cesario to replace Smith as chairman of the Commission.