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Full Text of HR0052  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives wish to congratulate John Lotus Novak on 29
4 years of service as DuPage County Treasurer; and
5     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak has been a life-long resident of
6 DuPage County, having resided in Lombard his entire life; and
7     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak received his Bachelor of Science
8 degree from North Central College in Naperville and continued
9 his education at the Illinois School of Banking at Southern
10 Illinois University; and
11     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak was the Senior Vice President of
12 the State Bank of Lombard before being appointed, by a blue
13 ribbon non-partisan committee, to the Office of DuPage County
14 Treasurer in May of 1977; and
15     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak was elected as the Treasurer of
16 DuPage County in November of 1978 and has been re-elected to
17 six terms thereafter; and
18     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak has lent his expertise to
19 numerous professional organizations, serving as the past
20 President of the Illinois County Treasurer's Association; past



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1 Chairman and current member of the Treasurer's Affiliate Group
2 of the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Elected
3 Officials and Treasurers; member of the Illinois State Pension
4 Laws Commission; former sub-chair of the Illinois Department of
5 Revenue Recodification Committee; member of the Illinois
6 County Problems Commission; Chair of the Legislative Committee
7 for the Illinois County Treasurer's Association; President and
8 Trustee of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund; and member
9 of the National Association of Finance Officers; and
10     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak was named "Outstanding County
11 Official of the Year" by the Illinois County Officials
12 Association in 1995 and "Treasurer of the Year " by the
13 Illinois County Treasurer's Association in 1996; and
14     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak has also served his community as
15 Vice President and Investment Officer for the Lombard Police
16 Pension Board; member of the Lombard Library Board; and member
17 of the Village of Lombard Finance Committee; and
18     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak was a college All-American
19 wrestler whose athletic prowess has led him to compete in
20 fifteen marathons, including six prestigious Boston Marathons;
21 and
22     WHEREAS, John Lotus Novak is a devoted husband to Marcy,



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1 the proud father of three grown children, Kristynn, John and
2 Ted, and the proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Alex,
3 Drew, Maddie, Lindsay and Tina; therefore, be it
6 commend and thank John Lotus Novak for his 29 years of public
7 service as DuPage County Treasurer and for his contributions to
8 countless civic and community organizations, and we wish John
9 Lotus Novak and his family many years of good health and
10 happiness in the future; and be it further
11     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
12 presented to John Lotus Novak as a symbol of our respect.