Updated: May 12, 2013 2:06PM
Longtime Sugar Grove Trustee Tom Renk made his official retirement from the Village Board, as new trustee Sean Herron was sworn in last week.
Renk served as trustee for 14 years after being elected in 1999, and did not run for re-election in the April consolidated election. He compared leaving the board to sending your children to college, as he spoke before the swearing in of the new trustee.
“You know it’s time, but you just hate to let go,” he said.
He said he is proud of the way Sugar Grove has garnered a reputation as a place where developers have to pay their fair share, to keep the burden off existing residents, he said.
Moments later, Herron replaced him as a newly-elected trustee. Herron works in the Kaneland School District and will be a teacher at Blackberry Creek Elementary School next year. He’s also an Army veteran who did two tours of duty in Iraq.
Village President Sean Michels was sworn-in for another term. He’s served as the village president since 2001. Incumbent trustees Robert Bohler and Rick Montalto were also sworn-in for their new terms.