The Library Board announced Monday that it is appointing lawyer Frank Tennant as its new corporate counsel as part of a "new management direction."
Mark Albers, the Board president, made the announcement in a press release, which is copied in full below.
Tennant, who is a former president of the and corporate counsel to the park district, will attend board meetings to provide legal advice, Albers said in the release, "as is the practice with the Village and boards in Morton Grove and is common in other government bodies."
Tennant is a partner in the Chicago lawfirm Wolf & Tennant.
Here is the full text of the release:
Morton Grove Library Board Announces New Management Direction
The Board of Trustees of Morton Grove’s Library announces the appointment of long-time Morton Grove resident Frank Tennant as the Library’s Corporation Counsel.
Morton Grove, IL July 25, 2011 – The Morton Grove Public Library Board has taken its first steps in moving in a new direction announcing the retention of attorney Francis Tennant as the library's new Corporation Counsel.
In choosing the law firm of Wolf and Tennant, the board is pleased to retain Partner Frank Tennant, a long-time resident of Morton Grove who has practiced law for more than 30 years. Tennant has extensive experience with local units of government and other community organizations, including serving as the Corporation Counsel for the Morton Grove Park District. Tennant is also a former President of the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce.
“The only constant in life is change, but to truly move forward - change is necessary,” stated Mark Albers, Morton Grove Library Board President. “Morton Grove is fortunate to have Frank Tennant’s professional services to help guide and counsel the Board.”
Tennant will bring a seasoned professional to the Library and will provide experienced legal counsel to Library Board Meetings, as is the practice with the Village and Park District boards in Morton Grove and is common in other government bodies. In this position as corporate counsel,. Tennant will attend Library Board Meetings to advise on legal issues and questions and represent the Library in legal proceedings and advise the Board of changes to Village, County, State and Federal law affecting operations.
“I'm proud of this opportunity to represent my community and lend my experiences in local government to the Morton Grove Public Library,” says Tennant.
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