2023 Executive Trustee Election

Board Room

Jack Bower

Present Position

Executive Director of Broadview Public Library District

Length of Service

Broadview Public Library District, August 2022 to present. Oak Park Public Library, Technology Specialist, 2017 to present. Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Digital Services Manager, 2018 to 2022. Addison Public Library, Digital Services Coordinator, 2013 to 2018.

Current Job Duties

As Executive Director, I oversee the financials of the Library District – developing its $1.7M budget, preparing its levy, responsibly investing its $3M reserves, financial reporting, and debt management. I administer HR, including health insurance, benefits, and IMRF pension participation. I manage staff, develop community programs, and ensure the library effectively serves its patrons.

Other Pertinent Information

I deeply value this pension system and appreciate its fiscal responsibility. I am a Tier 2 participant. Tier 2 members only recently started vesting in 2021. I believe the board would benefit from more representation from this growing base. I seek to focus on these newer members and smaller employers. I’ve worked at 6 different IMRF employers and can offer a varied perspective. My goal is to ensure IMRF remains fiscally sound and viable for employers and all participants for years to come.