Newly elected Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid says he’s looking for some expert advice ahead of taking office next month.

Reid says he’s looking for several people to be part of a transition team.

  • One would have financial experitise to do an audit of the clerk’s budget to try to find savings or efficiencies.
  • Another would be an attorney to advise him on issues related to state recordkeeping rules, the Freedom of Information Act and election laws.
  • Another, perhaps from the county clerk’s office or another municipal clerk’s office, would have expertise in the process of running elections.
  • And he’s also hoping one of the city’s aldermen will offer advice as well.

Reid says anyone interested in helping out can contact him through his website.

Reid also says he plans to expand the clerk’s office hours, now weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., until 7 p.m. each day by staggering the work schedule for the office’s employees.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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