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File #: 15-3412    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE LIFE OF GLORIA MAJEWSKI
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF GLORIA MAJEWSKI WHEREAS, Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, has called Gloria Alitto Majewski from our midst; and WHEREAS, Gloria Majewski was first elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) as commissioner in 1984, a position her husband Chester Majewski held until his death; and WHEREAS, one of her first acts as commissioner was to develop a public education program to educate school children, community groups, and civic and social organizations regarding the MWRD's importance in protecting the environment and health of residents; and WHEREAS, in 1986 Gloria Majewski made history when she became the first woman to be elected by fellow MWRD board members as finance chairman, a position she retained until her last day of service in 2010; and WHEREAS, as finance chairman, Mrs. Majewski pioneered a 5% or less tax cap on the MWRD's tax levy five years before it was mandated by state law; and WHEREAS, unde...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI, JOHN P. DALEY, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE OF GLORIA MAJEWSKI

WHEREAS, Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom, has called Gloria Alitto Majewski from our midst; and

WHEREAS, Gloria Majewski was first elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) as commissioner in 1984, a position her husband Chester Majewski held until his death; and

WHEREAS, one of her first acts as commissioner was to develop a public education program to educate school children, community groups, and civic and social organizations regarding the MWRD's importance in protecting the environment and health of residents; and

WHEREAS, in 1986 Gloria Majewski made history when she became the first woman to be elected by fellow MWRD board members as finance chairman, a position she retained until her last day of service in 2010; and

WHEREAS, as finance chairman, Mrs. Majewski pioneered a 5% or less tax cap on the MWRD's tax levy five years before it was mandated by state law; and

WHEREAS, under her tenure as finance chairman, the MWRD saw its bond rating improve to the highest rating it had ever been awarded by Fitch's, Moody's, and Standard & Poor's; and

WHEREAS, Gloria Majewski also served on the Maintenance and Operations Committee and on the Board of Trustees of the MWRD Retirement Board; and

WHEREAS, Gloria Majewski served on the Board of Directors for New Horizons Center for the Developmentally Disabled and on the Board of Governors of Governors State University; and

WHEREAS, Gloria Majewski's commitment to professional and charitable organizations is reflected in the numerous honors and awards she received over the years, the greatest of which was the renaming of the 350-million-gallon Chicago Underflow Plan reservoir to the Gloria Alitto Majewski Reservoir; and

WHEREAS, Gloria was an avid sports fan, frequently talking about her beloved Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs; and

WHEREAS, Gloria leaves behind daughters Joy Adelizzi and Kimberly (Tony...

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