Tony Kalogerakos, who was elected a Morton Grove village trustee on April 9 after serving a term as village clerk, has given notice he will resign from his trustee post as of Sept. 15.
Kalogerakos was sworn in as a trustee May 13, meaning he will have served about four months.
In that time, though, he participated in some significant decisions, such as the village's assault weapons ordinance, a vote to commission a strategic plan and discussions about a potential new police station.
He is the only attorney on the board.
Following is the text of his resignation letter:
Given a recent opportunity to purchase a bigger house in a neighboring town, I regret to inform you that I will be moving out of Morton Grove, and resigning as Trustee effective September 15, 2013.
I have been privileged and honored in serving the Village Government the last 5 years, both as a Village Clerk and Village Trustee. Living in Morton Grove has been great…wonderful neighbors, great residents and a terrific village government.
Over the years, I’ve always expressed my belief that local government is just as important as that of state and federal. After all, we live in the municipality, and in essence, is the first to respond to any complaints or emergencies.
The amount of respect, love and support everyone has showed my family and I will not be forgotten.
I remind everyone, whether it’s the board, the staff, or the residents, that I’m a call away….and literally across the street from Morton Grove! Although I will be leaving town, I am now closer to Village Hall.
I have confidence that Mayor Dan DiMaria, and the board, will decide on a wonderful replacement, and of course, I am excited to see Morton Grove continue to move forward.
Again, thank you, thank you, and thank you!