GLEN ELLYN – Former Glen Ellyn trustee Diane McGinley on Nov. 21 took her seat on the Glen Ellyn Village Board to serve the remainder of trustee Tim Elliott's term as he stepped down following his election Nov. 8 to the DuPage County Board.
Trustees approved her appointment to the board. Elliott's term is up in May 2017.
"I'm so excited to see everyone again," McGinley said after being sworn in. "I'm kind of surprised at how excited I am to see you all again. But thank you."
McGinley is also running for village president under the banner of the Civic Betterment Party, which will hold its town meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St.
During the meeting, Village Attorney Greg Mathews presented a proclamation honoring Elliott. Village President Alex Demos said he was "torn" about Elliott's departure from the board. Elliott served for 3.5 years on the Village Board.
"I'm very excited for your future leadership on the County Board, but, I'm going to tell you that your participation, your skills and your drive will be sorely missed here on the board," Demos said. "I've always said consistently that it's difficult to be around Tim, because generally, he's the smartest person in the room and he tends to make you look bad... On behalf of all the residents in the community, I want to thank you for your tireless service."
Elliott, who grew up in Glen Ellyn, said it was personally "very gratifying to be able to serve my hometown, and to do so with my wife and kids at my side."
McGinley previously served on the Village Board from 2011 until 2015, alongside Demos and Elliott.