Grundy County clerk says she’ll retire
By Sarwat S. Ahmad Correspondent July 24, 2013 7:52PM
Grundy County Clerk Lana Phillips | Supplied photo
Updated: August 26, 2013 4:31PM
Grundy County’s longtime county clerk has announced her decision to retire at the end of her term.
Lana Phillips, who was re-elected into office for the 10th time in November 2010, is the county’s longest-serving clerk and recorder. First elected in 1976, she helped the county move from paper ballots to punch card balloting and ultimately ushered in Accuvote and touch screen equipment to tabulate voting results.
“From the very beginning, I pledged to strive for the highest level of professionalism in this most important county office, and with the help of my dedicated staff, led by my Chief Deputy Kay Olson, we have done
so,” Phillips said in a news release. “Through our efforts, we have provided cost effective and comprehensive government to the citizens of Grundy County while ensuring the honesty, accuracy and integrity of each and every election.”
Phillips will retire by the end of her term in December 2014.
“I have enjoyed the many rewards and challenges that have accompanied this position,” Phillips said. “I look forward to joining my family and friends who have already retired.”
She ended with advice for her constituents: “Be a voter, and do what more than half the world’s population only wishes they could do.”