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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2017
Township Board Member Jim Taglia Appointed as Village Trustee;
Eric Davis Joins Township Board
The Oak Park Township Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Eric Davis has been chosen to fill the Board seat vacated by Jim Taglia. Mr. Taglia first joined the Township in 2008 on the Senior Services Advisory Committee and subsequently contributed his skills and expertise as Township Collector in 2009. Since 2011, Mr. Taglia has served as a Township Trustee and the liaison to the Community Mental Health Board. Recently, Mr. Taglia was selected by Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb to become an Oak Park Village Board member.
During the public comment portion of the formal vote and announcement of Mr. Taglia’s Village Board appointment on March 6th, Township Supervisor David Boulanger stated: “Throughout Jim’s service, he has been the primary trustee contributor to budget discussions and the proper expenditure of Township funds. He has served on the Intergovernmental Committee of trustee representative from all six taxing units where budgets, services, collaboration, and fiscal policy are discussed, giving Jim a good working knowledge of the other units’ missions, operations, and current issues.”
On March 14th, the Township Board voted to appoint Eric Davis to the Township Board. Mr. Davis has prior experience as a Township Board member from 2005 to 2013. In an opinion column printed in the March 26th, 2013 issue of the Wednesday Journal, Township Supervisor David Boulanger commented on Mr. Davis, saying “For the past eight years, Eric Davis has served as trustee of Oak Park Township, gaining experience in deliberating and decision-making on public policy and fiscal matters, especially levies, budgets and projects involving the wise expenditure of public money. As township supervisor, I can attest to the quality of his public service.”
Find out more about Township services, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events at http://www.oakparktownship.org.