John Troy, President of the Board of Education, resigned Monday, July 23. The resignation comes just two weeks after Troy voiced his interest in the district's vacant business manager position.
“I am resigning my position on the Mokena Elementary School District Board of Education effective today [July 23]. Concurrent with my resignation I am submitting my application for the school district business manager position,” Troy's letter read.
Meanwhile, vice president Patrick Markham assumed Troy's duties.
Markham, who has served on the board since 2011, told Patch he assumed the president role on July 23. Later that day, he was also sworn in as Frankfort Township Collector.
The Township reached out to Markham about the position, he said. Markham hopes to instill the same sense of fiscal responsibility within the Township that he has brought to District 159.
Markham said that he would like spark a sense of community involvement within the township as soon as possible, while also being able to continue to serve the District 159 community.
For more, see our coverage from earlier this week.