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The Geneva City Council approved Mayor Kevin Burns’ appointment of Mike Clements to fill the vacant 2nd Ward alderman seat at a special meeting June 25.Alderman Clements is vice-president of research and development for Meyer Capital Management in Barrington and has worked in the finance industry for the past 15 years developing, implementing and executing quantitative trading strategies. Previously, he was a research associate on the DZero particle physics experiment at Fermilab.“Alderman Clements and his family have long invested their time and talent to serve Geneva,” Mayor Burns said. “I’m honored that the City Council recognizes Mike’s record of service by welcoming him to the City Council by a unanimous vote of confidence.”Alderman Clements and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Geneva in 2013 after the birth of their son. He has acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children since 2015. Alderman Clements also serves on the CASA Kane County’s Chairman Advisory Panel. The active Western Avenue School volunteer had expressed interest in the Geneva City Council when he ran for a seat in the 2017 election.“Geneva is a distinct community filled with a rich history, wonderful people, fantastic businesses and many special traditions,” Alderman Clements said. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve our City and look forward to building upon its strengths while also laying new foundations to support a vibrant future.”Aldermen Clements appointment carries through next year, and he will have the option to run in the April 2, 2019 election for a four-year term. He is replacing former 2nd Ward Alderman Don Cummings, who announced his resignation June 18 after serving seven years on the City Council. The former alderman is moving out of his ward.Residents can contact Alderman Clements by calling 630-232-0000, Ext. 4004 or sending him an email.