ELMHURST – Following the 2017 election, new and returning members of the Elmhurst City Council were sworn in during the latest meeting May 1.
Re-elected Mayor Steve Morley was given the oath of office by Elmhurst City Clerk Patty Spencer while surrounded by members of his family. Among his family was his wife Nancy, his daughters Anna and Jeanette, his mother, who flew in from Florida to to be present at the swearing in, and his mother and father in-laws who recently moved to Elmhurst.
A former Elmhurst alderman, Morley has served as the city’s mayor since 2013, running unopposed in the most recent election.
After taking the oath of office, Morley proceeded to swear in the remaining members of the City Council, along with re-elected City Clerk Patty Spencer and re-elected City Treasurer Elaine Libovicz. Sworn in to the council were re-elected 1st Ward Alderman Marti Deuter, re-elected 2nd Ward Alderman Norman Leader, re-elected 3rd Ward Alderman Michael Bram, re-elected 4th Ward Alderman Kevin York, newly elected 5th Ward Alderman Tina Park, re-elected 6th Ward Alderman Jim Kennedy and newly elected 7th Ward Alderman Mike Brennan.
The mayor and elected officials paused for photo ops with their respective family and friends after being sworn in.
The second item on the council’s agenda was a proclamation read by Mayor Morley about Municipal Clerks Week. Between May 7 and 13, the 48th annual Municipal Clerk’s Week by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes the work and efforts of municipal clerks.
After approving the consent agenda in its entirety, Morley added that the city recently finalized its purchase of the Golden Meadows Park property for the Elmhurst Park District. The City Council now plans to move “full speed ahead,” with construction.
With that, the council adjourned the meeting. The next council meeting is scheduled to take place on 7:30 p.m. May 15.