Arin Thrower resignation as Lake County’s communications director effective after June 30
As previously reported by Cal from the Village of Algonquin about the resignation of Village Trustee Jim Steigert effective after June 30, the 75 years old’s resignation, being billed as retirement, is not the only resignation at the end of this month for an elected official.
According to a Friend of McHenry County Blog, newly minted Dundee Township Supervisor Arin Thrower (I, West Dundee) announced at last week’s Dundee Township Board meeting she is leaving her Lake County position as communications director on June 30.
Starting July 1, Thrower will be a full-time supervisor for Dundee Township.
During the campaign leading up to the April 6 election, Thrower’s potential “double-dipping” was brought up.
After Thrower’s successful election over incumbent Supervisor Trish Glees (D, West Dundee), local Republicans had expressed concern about Thrower holding both public sector jobs within two local units of Illinois government.
From the desk of John Lopez: Thrower made the right call to resign from her Lake County full time job. While both her Lake County position, her elected position in Dundee Township and her previous job as public information officer for the City of Wheaton all pay into the same pension fund, her supervisor role as an elected official does need her focus as her only public sector employment.
Thrower, who makes $59K in her first year as supervisor (+ $1,000/year as Dundee Road District treasurer), has expanded duties as the township supervisor, given the township’s open space district.
Plus, commuting to Lake County everyday is likely something Thrower will not miss after the end of the month.