GLENCOE – Laurie Morse, an 18-year resident of Glencoe, has announced her write-in candidacy for village president in the April 4 election. Her campaign gives Glencoe voters a choice for village leadership, and provides an opportunity for discussion of issues important to the community. If elected, Morse would be the third female village president in Glencoe history.
In making her announcement, Morse said “I’m running for village president because I love our community. Glencoe deserves leadership with a fresh perspective, and a village president who has the courage to confront the issues of the next few years.”
She said most of those issues boil down to transparency and accountability in village government.
“Year after year, we see many of the same issues in Glencoe,” she said. “It is how we approach these issues, and how we collaborate on solutions, that is important.”
The issues facing the village include finding cost-effective and creative solutions to our infrastructure needs, including storm water drainage and drinking water supply; addressing the needs of downtown businesses, and seeking ways to prudently invest in the Village’s golf club to ensure all residents and visitors, not just golfers, are served.
In addition, Morse said she is devoted to preserving village-owned open space and revitalizing Glencoe’s
historic Human Relations Forum.
Morse has degrees in economics and communications, worked in the financial industry for many years, and is now retired. She has served Glencoe in official capacities as a member of the Park District’s Lakefront Advisory Council, the Village’s Sustainability Working Group, and Glencoe’s Street Ends Task Force. She has also served on the District 35 school board caucus and was an elected member (2012-2015) of the Glencoe Village Nominating Committee.
She and her husband have been active in the community, volunteering for Glencoe schools, the library,
the Chicago Botanic Garden and youth organizations. She is a member of the League of Women Voters,
sits on the board of the Glencoe Community Foundation, was a founding member of Go Green Glencoe,
and served on the Brad Schneider for Congress environmental advisory group.
For more information go to: www.LaurieMorseforGlencoe.com
Submitted by Laurie Morse for Village President