The Geneva City Council on Monday approved the appointment of Mary Seno to fill the vacant 3rd Ward alderman seat.
The 25-year Geneva resident is a Registered Nurse at Delnor Hospital specializing in the patient/bed coordination of case management. Mayor Kevin Burns nominated Seno out of a pool of eight candidates who had applied for the city council position.
“Ms. Seno’s professional responsibilities synch nicely to what her role as alderman is all about – serving as liaison between the citizens and business in Geneva and the City Council and professional staff,” Burns said.
Seno, who has worked at Delnor Hospital for more than 28 years, holds a leadership position serving as a liaison between patients, hospital service staff, nurses, doctors and other area hospitals to arrange for all levels of care and bed assignments.
After moving to Geneva in 1989 with her husband, who served as paid on-call fireman with the city, the couple raised two sons who are now in college after graduating from Geneva High School in 2007 and 2011.
“I want to give back to the community because Geneva has become my family,” Seno said. “I am very grateful to have found a wonderful community in which to work, raise my children and build so many close relationships throughout the years. Geneva has an outstanding reputation, and I hope my experiences can bring additional insight as we move forward.”
Seno’s appointment carries through next year, and she will have the option to run in the consolidated election April 7, 2015 for a two-year term that will expire in 2017. She is replacing former 3rd Ward Alderman Dawn Vogelsberg, who announced her resignation Jan. 21 after serving 10 years on the City Council.
Residents can contact Alderman Seno by calling 630-232-0000, Ext. 4005 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.