Elk Grove Township swears in new elected officials
The Elk Grove Township board recently swore in new elected officials, including a new supervisor, clerk and two trustees.
George Busse, former clerk, is taking the reins as supervisor. Suellen Satern, former senior trustee, is stepping in as clerk. The two trustee newcomers are Vince Dante of Mount Prospect and Greg Wojtecki of unincorporated Elk Grove Township.
Trustees Dale Niewiardowski and Dick Keenley were reelected, as was longtime Assessor Connie Carosielli.
"I served with George (Busse) as a township official for 16 years and I can't think of a better successor," said former Supervisor Mike Sweeney, who is relocating out of state this summer.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the residents of Elk Grove Township as the clerk and then as supervisor for the past eight years. I sincerely thank them for the opportunity they gave me to do so."
In his new role, Busse stated that he will follow in Sweeney's footsteps, "providing residents with quality, essential services in a fiscally responsible and transparent way."
He emphasized the importance of several township services that provide significant value to residents, including tax appeal/exemption assistance, counseling, senior/disabled transportation services, an employment support center, and a client choice food pantry.
He pointed out that these services, and an ever-growing list of new services, have been provided to residents without an increase in township taxes for more than eight years.
"One of my goals as supervisor is to ensure that all Elk Grove Township residents know about, and have access to the important services the township offers," Busse said.
"Over the years, I've encountered residents who don't know the township exists, let alone it provides free access to services. This is unacceptable. My objective is to ensure every resident is aware of our programs and enjoys full access to the services that fit their needs."
The new board of trustees and Busse look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the Elk Grove Township community in line with the township's motto to "Empower People Through Community."
For information, visit elkgrovetownship.com or call (847) 437-0300.
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