Township Officials Sworn In

Newly elected Township Supervisor Paddie Brennen and Trustees Hamliton Chang and Jan Gargula were sworn into office along with returning officials Clerk Jerome Hoynes and Trustees Gerri Kahnweiler and Stefan Mozer. The inauguration of new officials was held at on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the New Trier Township Office in Winnetka. The public was invited to attend the ceremony, and a festive crowd of friends and family were present.

In assuming the top position, Paddie Brennen brings with her a vast working knowledge of Township affairs after having served the Township in a variety of capacities over many years. Ms. Brennen served 12 consecutive years as a member of Township committees followed by a four-year term as a Trustee. Ms. Brennen aspires to establish regular channels of communication so that residents are fully informed of Township programs and feel encouraged to participate in the work of the Township. She views her new role as taking responsibility for steering the Township in utilizing its resources responsibly, innovatively and efficiently.
Hamilton Chang is a business owner with broad volunteer experience serving on charitable boards. When asked about his goals as trustee, Mr. Chang stated, "I have simple goals—representing my neighbors and friends who live in the Township, and helping to promote the works of the Township to as many in need of the services and also to those who support those services with their hard earned tax dollars."
Jan Gargula, Director of Office Operations at Oak Wealth Advisors, brings to the position of trustee a strong foundation in leadership from her work as Co-President of the New Trier Parents’ Association, Chief Financial Officer of North Shore non-profit as well as several board memberships. Ms. Gargula stated her goals to be to increase the Township’s outreach efforts in assisting homeowners with property tax matters, to closely review Township expenditures and initiatives to avoid duplication of services, and to increase community visibility and publicity about Township programs.
As her final act in office, the outgoing Township Supervisor Pat Cantor performed the swearing in for Clerk Hoynes. Mr. Hoynes then administered the oath of office for Supervisor Brennen and Trustees Chang, Gargula, Kahnweiler and Mozer.

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