Carol A. Teschky Named Supervisor of the Year
November 10, 2011 — Maine Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky was named Supervisor of the Year by the Illinois Township Association of Senior Centers Services Committee (ITASCSC) at the annual conference of Township Officials of Illinois on November 8 in Springfield. Known widely in the community as a staunch advocate for seniors, Teschky received the award because of her outstanding commitment to meeting the needs of seniors within Maine Township.
Elected to her position as a Maine Township trustee in 1989, Teschky was appointed Supervisor when Bob Dudycz retired from the position in 2007. Since her re-election as Supervisor in 2008, she has supported and developed the transportation service that subsidizes the cost of transportation to both seniors and the disabled. Supervisor Teschky has also increased staffing so the necessary assistance, such as Medicare D, Circuit Breaker, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Veterans Services and other pertinent programs reach the seniors who need them the most. Additionally, she has advocated for the Township to support existing community senior programs and centers so that duplication of services is minimized. Her own active participation in programs, as well as her encouragement of other elected officials to get involved, were also critical factors in choosing her for the honor.
Established to address the need to enhance senior services for the growing number of seniors in Illinois communities, ITASCSC was officially recognized by the Township Officials of Illinois in 1982.
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