Tuesday marked the end of an era in Oak Lawn. Carol Quinlan ended her tenure as Trustee of District 5 on May 12th, 2015, after 8 years in office.
In Trustee Quinlan’s outgoing remarks, she stated that she “can’t believe that it’s been eight years since I was first sworn into office.” As tangible proof of her tenure, Quinlan was presented with a memorial plaque to commemorate her years of service, from May 15th, 2007, through May 12th, 2015.
“The time has flown by,” Quinlan said. “My intentions were always to represent the 5th District to the best of my abilities and to do it with honesty and integrity at all times.”
Bob Streit, who has just started his 25th year serving as the 3rd District Trustee, remarked that “it has been a pleasure working with Trustee Carol Quinlan. This Board will miss her unique perspective on the issues. … She will be remembered as a champion of the original vision of the Stony Creek Promenade. … [She] will be greatly missed.”
Bud Stalker was sworn in as the new Trustee of District 5. Among his first remarks after being sworn in, Trustee Stalker praised Carol Quinlan.
“Carol Quinlan has given eight great years of service to the people of the Fifth District. But she’s also served the Village of Oak Lawn well,” Stalker said. “She set high standards and her attention to detail in this job were so important, and I hope to be able to step up to the plate and do the job as well as she did.”