Northbrook Village Trustee Jason Han will be resigning at the end of 2019, according to a news release from the village of Northbrook.
Han has served as village trustee since 2017. He said he’s resigning his position because he’s moving to Darien, Illinois, to be with his fiancee and get married.
Han is also a Northbrook Rotary Club member and chairs the steering committee at his church, among other volunteer positions. As far as civic engagement goes in his new community, Han says he won’t be jumping in quickly.
“I promised my fiancee, the first year of our marriage, I would not pick up any new responsibilities,” Han said.
Han said he’s proud of contributing to initiatives that increase environmental sustainability in Northbrook and create more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly areas. He said he’s also pleased to have been involved in a current project that would address affordable housing issues.
Helping to convince the other trustees to opt in to the Cook County paid sick leave ordinance was one of his first accomplishments, and important to him as an attorney specializing in employment issues, Han said.
Han said he appreciated hearing from the people of Northbrook, who he said “like to speak their mind."
“They’re educated, they come knowing the issues. The letters I received, they’ve really done their research,” Han said. "I’ve had my mind changed on some matters when I talk to some of the people, because they’re concerned about the community.
Village President Sandy Frum will appoint a new trustee to serve the remainder of his term, which ends in April 2021 with the next Village Board election, spokeswoman Cheryl Fayne said in an email.