Homewood accepts resignation of village clerk
By Ginger Brashinger Correspondent July 13, 2012 10:44PM
Updated: August 17, 2012 6:50AM
The Homewood Village Board on Tuesday accepted the resignation of longtime village clerk Gayle Campbell.
Campbell was appointed village clerk in May 2003, elected in 2005, and re-elected in 2009.
During her tenure, Campbell served as the board liaison to the beautification committee, the heritage committee, and the plan commission. She also was active in both the Municipal Clerks Association of South and West Suburbs of Cook County and the Municipal Clerks of Illinois.
Campbell was last year’s recipient of the alumnus award from the St. Joseph School in Homewood. Her volunteer work includes serving as a court advocate for Haymarket Center in Chicago, a nonprofit agency that assists those with drug and alcohol addiction.
Campbell said her resignation was the result of her acceptance of a full-time position with Neiman Marcus in Oak Brook. She said the increased hours and duties would make it difficult to continue as village clerk.
Campbell, a Homewood resident “since I was in first grade,” said she doesn’t know whether she will remain in Homewood.
“I don’t know what the future holds,” Campbell said.
She said she will miss the “good people of the board and the people of Homewood.”
“Homewood’s in good care,” Campbell said.
Karen Washington will complete Campbell’s term through the spring election of 2013.
Washington has a Ph.D. from Loyola University in curriculum instruction and teaches at Governors State University.
Washington, an active member of Homewood’s heritage committee, said she accepted the appointment because “I thought it would be something new and interesting.”
“I love the town,” she said.