CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College Board of Trustees President Chris Jenner has resigned to move to Florida with his wife.
The 60-year-old Illinois native said he put his house in Cary on the market in March and intended to move to Florida sooner.
Taxes are lower there, and the weather will be better for his wife, who suffers from a chronic illness, he said.
“Between that, the weather and my wife’s health, it all adds up,” said Jenner, who has lived in McHenry County for 25 years. “That made it a pretty easy decision.”
Jenner and his wife had been considering moving for more than a year. He said property taxes on their home started to become a burden.
“That was a large factor,” he said. “Why would you stick around and get taxed to death here? What would the attraction be in that?”
Jenner and his family will move to Fort Meyers, Florida, in the first week of December.
The McHenry County College Board of Trustees now is looking for someone to fill Jenner’s vacant seat. The new trustee would fill the position through the April 2019 election.
Diane Evertsen, the board’s vice chairwoman, was not available for comment Friday.
Eligible candidates must be:
• A U.S. citizen
• A resident of the community college district (MCC District 528)
• At least 18 years old
The Board of Trustees invites all who are interested in filling the position to submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the position, visit www.communitycolleges.org.