McLean County Board member Carlo Robustelli has resigned, effective at the end of the month. Robustelli was not running for a new term anyway, but a new job prompted the early resignation.
Robustelli represents District 8 which covers downtown Bloomington and parts of the city's west side. Democrat Lea Cline and Republican Jordan Baker are running for that seat in November.
McLean County Board Chairman John McIntyre said he must appoint someone to fill the seat within two months of the vacancy. It must be a Democrat who lives in District 8. McIntyre said he will likely choose a placeholder to hold the office for the month of November, until the winner of the Nov. 3 election takes office.
In his resignation letter, Robustelli said he will miss the community very much and is confident it has a bright future.
"McLean County is special. Here we nurture talented people and inspire them to be civically engaged and serve their community," he wrote. "We are fortunate to have institutions of higher education, cutting-edge companies, and innovative entrepreneurs that create a rich intellectual life and encourage creativity. In McLean County you can recognize a need or have a great idea and go from concept to action. Like all communities, there is room for improvement, but McLean County is supported by generations of caring people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do the work to make this community vibrant and inclusive. No community is built. We are constantly building them," said Robustelli.
Robustelli also thanked county staff for the long hours they put into their jobs in service to the public.
Robustelli has been a fundraiser at Illinois Wesleyan University and will become vice president of advancement at Dickinson College, a small liberal arts institution in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, founded in 1783.
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