From student council president at West Aurora High School almost 20 years ago to now the village president of Hinckley, Lou Manivong was elected during a special village board meeting Monday.
When the former village president Nancy Nelson chose not to run for a second term and there were no write-ins in the April 6th election, the responsibility to fill the vacancy belonged to the trustees by law.
Current trustee Lou Manivong, who has lived in Hinckley since 2015, volunteered for the village president position. His nomination was voted and approved by fellow trustees Mike Constant and Walter Rainford. He will serve a two-year interim term until the next local election in 2023.
Manivong talked to WSPY News about his new role.
What can the residents of Hinckley expect from Manivong?
By day, Manivong, age 37, who works for Exelon Generation, talked to the Hinckley Village Board.
While being interim village president, Manivong said he will retain his trustee position, which is permitted, allowing him to vote. In case of ties among the six trustees, the measure would fail, according to the village attorney.
Besides the new village president, three new trustees were appointed to two-year terms by the board to fill vacancies. They are Russ Kula, Susan Quirk, and Michele Greene-Larsen.
Finally, the village clerk, police chief, and village treasurer were re-appointed to two-year terms. Kula, who resigned from the Hinckley Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to accept the trustee position, had his opening filled by former state legislator Robert Pritchard.
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