Ela Township Clerk Bill Donnan, 81, retired on Dec. 31, 2016 after 32 years of service.

Donnan, who taught math at Lake Zurich High School for 29 years, first served as a township trustee from 1981 to 1995. He was appointed clerk in 1995 then elected in 1997. Donnan lost his position to current Supervisor Lucy Prouty in 2001 but was re-elected in 2005.

Donnan said he will miss working with the good people of Ela Township but is looking forward to spending more time with his family and traveling.

We thank him for his dedication to township government and wish him the best!

A new clerk will be appointed to fulfill the remainder of Donnan’s term, which ends in April.