Village of Crete Board
The Village of Crete Board is the cornerstone of local governance in this vibrant community. Comprising dedicated elected officials, the board drives the village’s development, welfare, and future vision. With a diverse array of responsibilities, they craft and enforce laws and policies that shape the daily lives of Crete’s residents. From budgetary decisions that allocate resources to vital services like public safety and infrastructure to meticulously planning the village’s growth while preserving its unique character, the board is committed to ensuring that Crete remains a great place to live, work, and raise families. Moreover, their open-door approach encourages residents to actively engage in civic matters actively, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility. The Village of Crete Board exemplifies the power of local governance in fostering vibrant, thriving communities and represents the people’s voice in shaping the village’s future.
The governing structure of the Village of Crete consists of a Village President, six Trustees, and a Village Clerk at large, all of whom are elected to 4 year overlapping terms. The Village Board is responsible for setting Village policy and enacting ordinances and resolutions for properly governing the Village.
The Village Clerk is responsible for the proper record-keeping of all official documents of the Village.
The Village President, three Trustee seats, and the position of Village Clerk will be up for elections in April 2025.
School Board 201-U
School board members are the unsung heroes of our education system, dedicated to shaping our schools’ future and students’ lives. They undertake a multifaceted role that involves policymaking, financial stewardship, and community advocacy. These committed individuals develop and approve policies that guide our schools, set educational standards, and ensure fiscal responsibility by approving budgets and allocating resources. They are champions for our students, hiring and evaluating school leadership, advocating for their needs, and monitoring academic progress.
School board members are also the bridge between the school district and the community, seeking input, fostering transparency, and representing the interests of parents, teachers, and students. Their tireless efforts help provide quality education and a brighter future for our youth, making them indispensable pillars of our educational system.
The next consolidated election will be held April 4, 2023. CM 201-U will have four seats to fill, with four-year terms expiring April 2027, including one seat representing Crete’s area, District Six.
Prospective school board candidates may visit the websites of the Will County Clerk’s Office, Illinois State Board of Elections, or Illinois Association of School Board for information regarding School Board Elections, including important 2023 School Board Election Deadlines, checklists, petition forms, and more.
Following changes to the Election Code 2014 (10 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq.), prospective school board candidates will no longer file nominating petitions with the school district. Petitions must be filed with the Will County Clerk’s Office. Please contact The Will County Clerk’s Office at (815) 740-4615 for further election-related information.
The Board of Library Trustees oversees the operation of the Library, establishes and revises policies, advises and approves budgets, and promotes library services. Trustees are elected to four-year terms every two years at the regular election scheduled for trustees of public library districts under the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/1/-1). Four seats will be up for election in 2025.
For more information, please view our CPLD Board of Trustees Bylaws.
Crete Township Board
The Crete Township Board plays a vital role in the local governance and well-being of the community it serves. Comprised of elected officials, this board is responsible for making crucial decisions and setting policies that directly impact the residents of Crete Township. Its primary responsibility is fiscal management, as it oversees the budget and allocates resources to support essential services such as road maintenance, public safety, and social programs. Moreover, it responds to the concerns and needs of the community, fostering open dialogue and collaboration with residents to address various issues. In essence, the Crete Township Board serves as a vital link between the local government and its constituents, working diligently to enhance the quality of life for all residents.
The board is up for election in 2025 and runs as a slate of candidates.
Crete Park District Board
The Park District Board is the driving force behind the maintenance and development of our local parks and recreational areas. Committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community, they oversee park facilities, organize events, and allocate resources to ensure residents have access to safe and enjoyable outdoor spaces. Their decisions impact the availability of recreational programs, green spaces, and community events, making them critical contributors to our community’s health and well-being. Through their dedication, the Park District Board enhances our quality of life and fosters community and togetherness for all residents.
Three seats on the Park District Board will be up for election in 2025.