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DeKalb City Council could name Fazekas city clerk on Monday

DeKALB – Noted local government critic Lynn Fazekas is poised to join the team she’s taken to task.

Fazekas, administrator of the City Barbs blog, is up for appointment as the new city clerk Monday night. Mayor Jerry Smith has recommended she be appointed, after Susanna Hermann resigned from the role in May.

Fazekas has not returned requests for comment. According to her résumé, she works for Edward Jones Investments, where since 2007 she’s filled in for branch office administrators, and she also works as an independent contractor who generates content for websites, blogs and social media.

The résumé shows Fazekas got her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1991. She’s also served as an election judge, her résumé states.

Fazekas declared herself as a write-in candidate for city clerk in 2013. In a letter to the editor she wrote in 2013, she touted her clerical and secretarial experience along with a strong customer service component.

Beyond city issues, Fazekas has gone after NIU, asking whether officials adhered to Open Meetings Act laws when they approached interim President Lisa Freeman about filling the role in a permanent capacity.

Fazekas has gone after Councilman David Jacobson in her blog during the conversation about garbage collection. She’s also endorsed the city’s former finance director, Molly Talkington, as city manager, a role Talkington filled in June, after Mary Anne Gaura resigned in March and eventually was succeeded on an interim basis by Patty Hoppenstadt.

The city’s Committee of the Whole will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the council chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., and go over the strategic plan for DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, and the council meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

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