Village Board Candidates Discuss Experience, Priorities
Northbrook voters have a number of choices to make in this spring’s local elections, including contests for Village President and three Trustee seats. To help its members understand the differences between the candidates’ positions, the Chamber invited each individual to respond to questions of interest to the community.
In November 2020, the Northbrook Caucus process endorsed current Trustee Kathryn Ciesla for Village President and supported incumbents Muriel Collison and Dan Pepoon along with Joy Ebhomielen for the Trustee seats. The Caucus slate is challenged by a group called United4Northbrook, supporting Gene Marks for Village President and Robert Burns, Christopher Lay, and Ana Mendez McGuinnes as Trustees. The election will be held on April 6, with early voting and mail-in options available.
The Chamber asked each candidate to describe their professional and civic experience, unique strengths they would bring to the Board, and connections to Northbrook’s diverse business community. They were also asked about current topics including support for businesses impacted by COVID, the impact of retail declines on Village revenue, and the development of the former Green Acres Country Club property. The following summarize their responses.