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File #: 20-5540    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING THE HONORABLE EDWARD MOODY FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/19/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE HONORABLE EDWARD MOODY FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE AND FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AS THE FINAL COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS WHEREAS, Edward M. Moody was raised on the Southwest Side of Chicago, and currently resides in the southwest suburbs where he continues to be active in his community; and WHEREAS, in 1988, Edward married his childhood sweetheart Victoria and they formed a partnership of love and family that has lasted 32 years, and together had the privilege of raising their nephew, Ryan; and WHEREAS, Edward began his career in Cook County government in 1990 and served for 25 years as the Court Coordinator for the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. His many years of public service also include his positions as Chairman of the Worth Township Fair Housing Review Board, Worth Township Highway Commissioner, Board President and Board Member of School District 127.5, and President of the Governing Board of the Eisenhower Special Education Coope...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

RECOGNIZING THE HONORABLE EDWARD MOODY FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
AND FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AS THE FINAL COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS

 

WHEREAS, Edward M. Moody was raised on the Southwest Side of Chicago, and currently resides in the southwest suburbs where he continues to be active in his community; and

WHEREAS, in 1988, Edward married his childhood sweetheart Victoria and they formed a partnership of love and family that has lasted 32 years, and together had the privilege of raising their nephew, Ryan; and

WHEREAS, Edward began his career in Cook County government in 1990 and served for 25 years as the Court Coordinator for the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. His many years of public service also include his positions as Chairman of the Worth Township Fair Housing Review Board, Worth Township Highway Commissioner, Board President and Board Member of School District 127.5, and President of the Governing Board of the Eisenhower Special Education Cooperative; and

WHEREAS, from October 2016 to December 2018, Edward served as the Cook County Commissioner and Forest Preserve Commissioner representing the Sixth District. Commissioner Edward Moody served as Chairman, Vice Chairman, and member of numerous committees. His contributions to good government were many and greatly benefited the residents of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, on December 4, 2018, with the support of President Preckwinkle, Edward Moody was elected by a unanimous vote of the Cook County Board of Commissioners to the position of Cook County Recorder of Deeds; and


WHEREAS, Recorder Moody has traversed many great operational obstacles caused by COVID-19 and has used technology to overcome those obstacles. For the first time, military veterans can now apply for the Recorder’s Military discount card online. Recorder Moody has also implemented technology that allowed for remote e-filing and indexing of documents for the first time in history; and

WHEREAS, Recorder Moody led his office toward a successful merger with the Cook County Clerk’s Office, thereby helping to make Cook County government more efficient and saving Cook County taxpayers millions of dollars. Upon the merging of the Recorder of Deeds Office with the Cook County Clerk, Recorder Moody will pursue new public service opportunities; and


WHEREAS, the Cook County Board President, Cook County Board of Commissioners, Cook County staff, and all who know Edward wish him well as he will have more time to pursue his plans for continued public service and to spend more time with his wife and family


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners do hereby recognize Edward M. Moody for all that he has contributed to Cook County government and wish him all the best for a long, healthy, and happy retirement; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be spread upon the official proceedings of this Honorable Body and that an official copy of the same be tendered to Edward M. Moody.

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