Yorkville Park Board Chairman Resigns Over Imminent Move – Shaw Local


YORKVILLE — As a public servant in Yorkville and Kendall County, Amy Cesich wears two hats.

The Yorkville resident is an elected member of Kendall County Council, one of five representing District 1.

Cesich is also an appointed board member of Yorkville Park, currently the group’s chairman.

Originally from Arizona, Cesich came to the Chicago area when she was 18 and soon met her future husband. The couple moved to Yorkville in 2005.

“It’s the longest stay I’ve had in one place,” Cesich said.

Now Cesich and her husband are considering moving to the Tucson, Arizona area.

Cesich, a Democrat, did not run for re-election to her county council seat due to her impending move.

She plans to complete her term, which expires shortly after the Nov. 8 general election.

“I really feel I owe it to the people who elected me for a four-year term,” Cesich said. “When people elect you, it’s different from a job.”

Cesich also hoped to stay on the park’s board until he makes the big move, but circumstances force him to plan an earlier departure from the board.

As her home was about to go on the market, Cesich was looking for a rental property to help her move to Arizona.

“I was really looking for a rental in Yorkville so I could stay on the park board,” Cesich said.

Instead, she will rent a house in Plano for the term.

While a Plano home will meet the residency requirement to represent County Council District 1, the move will disqualify Cesich from serving on the Yorkville Park Board.

Cesich said she expects to tender her resignation to Yorkville Mayor John Purcell in the near future.

“I love the small town community here in Yorkville where you know everyone,” Cesich said. “I will miss it.”

What Cesich won’t miss, she told her colleagues on the park board when announcing her intentions at a recent meeting, are the cold winters that are blowing across Illinois.

First elected to the county council for two years in 2012, Cesich was re-elected in 2018 for a four-year term. She has served on the park’s board of directors since 2010.

Cesich said she was proud to have been the first Democrat elected to represent District 1 on the County Board. She also said she appreciates her fellow Republicans on the board.

“The county council now has a very good group of people,” Cesich said. “Republicans have been very kind and said they appreciate my perspective.”

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