Morrison resigns from village administration

By on June 16, 2010

updated June 16, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m.
Morrison led village staff during period
of extensive growth, development

by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—David Morrison, a longtime top administrator for the village of Elburn, has resigned.

Morrison, who was village administrator for more than a decade and assistant village administrator for the past year, submitted his resignation in writing on June 10 to Village Administrator Erin Willrett.

Village President Dave Anderson on the following day said that he did not request Morrison’s resignation.

Asked whether he was surprised at Morrison’s announcement, Anderson said, “Yes and no. I thought that he might be looking.”

Anderson said Morrison did not inform the village of his future career plans. The Elburn Herald has attempted unsuccessfully to reach Morrison to inquire about his plans and reason for resigning. Morrison left Village Hall the day of his resignation, Anderson said.

During Morrison’s tenure as village administrator until last May, the village experienced a doubling of its population, and significant residential and commercial development including the Jewel-Osco and Walgreen’s corners and the Blackberry Creek Subdivision.

When Anderson took office in May 2009, he demoted Morrison to the position of assistant village administrator.

Willrett was community development director for 16 months, reporting to Morrison, before Anderson named her village administrator.

Anderson said Wednesday that the village currently does not plan to hire another assistant village administrator.


  1. elburn skeptic

    June 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    End of an era. Has the self serving, secret deals and lack of accountability ended as well ? To bad so few know what it really means to be a PUBLIC SERVANT !

  2. RM

    June 18, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Anderson should be demoted to Assistant Village Administrator and dismissed. It was foolish to keep Willrett when her original position was never needed in the first place.