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Who is Vance Wyatt?

Vance Wyatt is currently serving in his first term as Lake County Board Member/Forest Preserve Commissioner for District 14.  Vance was appointed by Chairman Lawlor after the passing of Member Audrey Nixon.  He serves on the following committees Ethics and Oversight, Diversity and Inclusion and Law and Judicial for the County and Operations and Rules committee for the Forest Preserve. 


A native of North Chicago and second generation graduate of North Chicago Community High School. Throughout his high school career Vance was a part of Academy of Finance, North Chicago Boy's Tennis Team, Computer Science Explore Post- Sponsored by Abbott and the National Honor Society. He was also named Business Student of the Year and awarded the 2008 John Cunnea Business Scholarship from Mathews Employment Services and Waukegan Township Scholarship when he graduated in May of 2008. 

After high school, Vance founded the Young Democrats of Concordia, where he sat as its Chairman, and Comptroller.  A post that he was elected to a second term, but declined to accept due to taking a leave from school to run for Alderman of the 4th Ward in the February 2011 Consolidated Primary Election.


After graciously losing in the primary for 4th Ward Alderman, he was appointed by the Mayor of the City of North Chicago to serve as a Trustee of the North Chicago Public Library  (2011-2017).  After being sworn in, Vance became the youngest Library Trustee in the United States of America at the age of 20.


During his tenure of as a Trustee he served as the Board Treasurer (2014-Current) and Chaired and served on many of the board’s most crucial committees (Policy, Finance, Technology and Bookmobile).  While serving as a Trustee, he was appointed to the Illinois Library Association Public Policy Committee (2012-2015) where he served for three one year terms.

In June 2013, he graduated with his B.S. in Business Management with a Minor in Public Policy from National-Louis University. While attending NLU he was elected by the Student Senate to serve as the Undergraduate Student Representative on the University Leadership Council.  In May 2017, Vance received a Masters of Business Administration concentrated in Banking and Financial Institutions from Concordia University Chicago.

 

Vance has also serves as a Democratic Committeeman since 2012 and reelected in 2014 and 2016.  In 2014, he was elected by his fellow committeeman to serve as the Chairman of the Shields Township Democratic Party.


In April 2015, Vance was elected to serve as Commissioner of Foss Park District.  During his tenure as Park Commissioner he elected as Vice-President (2015) and President in 2016.  Prior to being appointed to the County Board Vance was reelected as President in 2017.  He served as Chairman of the Recreation Committee and represented the district as a member of various Associations.


 

 

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