Elburn village officials sworn in to serve

By on May 9, 2013

ELBURN—Village trustee-elect Patricia Schuberg was officially sworn in on Monday night, taking her place with the other board members half-way through the meeting. Schuberg was elected to the Village Board in the 2013 Consolidated Election on April 9 after having served on the Plan Commission for 15 years—six of those as committee chairperson. She said she was very excited to take on this new challenge.

Trustees Ken Anderson and Jeff Walter, who both won re-election, were also sworn in, as was Village President Dave Anderson, who was also re-elected for a second term.

Schuberg replaces trustee Jerry Schmidt, who did not seek re-election.

Schmidt, who served on the board for the past four years, said it was time for him to leave public service. He said he feels good about the progress that Elburn has made during his time in office.

“He’s been a delight to serve with,” Dave Anderson said. “Jerry has been an integral part of everything over the last four years and before that.”

The village president said he hoped to have Schmidt continue to be involved, albeit in a more informal way.

Dave Anderson also recognized Michael J. Greenen, CPA, PC, village treasurer who is leaving that position. He said Greenen has been a “real benefit” to the village, offering his advice and counsel regarding financial matters.

“He’s done an exemplary job, sometimes above and beyond,” Dave Anderson said. “We are very grateful for Mike.”

Greenen also operates a business on Main Street in Elburn, offering tax preparation and accounting services, as well as comprehensive investment planning.
According to Dave Anderson, a good amount of the rationale for establishing the position of finance director came from Greenen.

Doug Elder, who filled in for Village Administrator Erin Willrett while she was on maternity leave, was sworn in to fill the new finance director position, as well as that of village treasurer. Elder assisted the village in the creation of the recently approved 2013-14 budget, implemented on May 1.

Elder has been the village administrator, budget director and mayor of Forreston, Ill., as well as the chairman of the Ogle County Economic Development Corporation.

Anderson has said that the creation of the finance director position will free up more of Willrett’s time to focus on economic development within the village.

Village President Anderson also made official appointments to the Planning Commission,Zoning Board of Appeals, Police Commission, village attorney, village clerk, village engineer, and village staff.