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Glen Ellyn trustee resigns to pursue out-of-state career opportunity

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 4:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 5:57 p.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN – Robert Friedberg has resigned from the Glen Ellyn Village Board of Trustees, according to a village news release.

Friedberg stepped down after accepting an out-of-state professional opportunity that will begin in early January, the release said. His resignation is effective immediately.

He was elected to the Village Board in 2011 and has been working as executive vice president of Cadence Health and president of Delnor Hospital in Geneva, according to the Cadence Health website.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to reside in Glen Ellyn for the past 20 years, serving my fellow residents for the past three years," Friedberg said in the release. "While it will be difficult to step down from my post as Village Trustee, I’m so pleased to have been a part of the Glen Ellyn community for so many years.”

Friedberg was involved with several initiatives and projects as a trustee, including The Fresh Market development, the municipal electric aggregation program, the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan and various infrastructure projects, according to the release.

Village President Alex Demos will appoint someone to fill the board vacancy within the next 60 days. The board is expected to consider the appointment in early 2014, the release said.

Kristen Schrader, assistant to the Glen Ellyn village manager, said she was unsure whether an appointment will be made in time for approval at the Village Board's first meeting of the new year Jan. 13.

"I know he's looking for a qualified person for the position," Schrader said.

The appointee would hold the trustee position through the end of Friedberg's original term, which is scheduled to expire in May 2015, according to the release.

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