Oak Park Township Board Appoints DaToya Burtin-Cox as Township Clerk

The Supervisor and Board of Trustees for Oak Park Township are pleased to welcome DaToya
Burtin-Cox to the office of Township Clerk. Clerk Burtin-Cox was appointed by the Township Board of Trustees during its meeting on September 14th, 2021.

Ms. Burtin-Cox is an Oak Park resident and is replacing previous Clerk Greg White, who passed away in July after a short illness.  Following an open search for candidates, Ms. Burtin-Cox was selected to serve as Township Clerk until the current term ends in May 2025. Local elections for all Township officials will be held earlier in the Spring of 2025.

Currently, Ms. Burtin-Cox shares her legal expertise with the Pro-Bono Network as their Assistant Program Director with an emphasis on Equity and Inclusion programming.  Previously, she worked with the Illinois Attorney General’s office and the City of Chicago.  Ms. Burtin-Cox described her ambition as being “a voice for the voiceless.”

In a statement about the Clerk appointment, Township Supervisor Clarmarie Keenan said,

“We are grateful for DaToya’s commitment to the residents of Oak Park and the sustainability of the Township and the numerous important, supportive services it provides the entire community.  We look forward to the energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge she will share with us as she serves as Township Clerk.”

All the members of the Board congratulate Clerk Burtin-Cox on her appointment.

Township Board meetings are open to the public and are held in person at the Township’s Town Hall, 105 S. Oak Park Avenue.  Community members may also login to the meetings by getting the login details, agendas, and documents at: https://oakparktownship.org/board-agendas-finances/.

Oak Park Township assists residents by providing a variety of governmental services and resources, with a special emphasis on advocacy and partnerships in human services that benefit at-risk youth and senior citizens as well as mentally ill and financially struggling community members.

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