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Ed Paesel honored at epic “19th Hole” retirement celebration

Ed Paesel (right) with some of SSMMA's past and current staff

Ed Paesel (right) with some of SSMMA’s past and current staff

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association along with dignitaries, family, friends, partners and associates held a heartwarming “19th Hole” sendoff for retiring Edward Paesel at the Lincolnshire Country Club in Crete on Feb. 3.

Park Forest Mayor and SSMMA President John Ostenburg presented Ed with a Retirement Achievement Award Plaque on behalf of the association, as well as a retirement book of proclamations, resolutions and congratulatory letters from contributors including U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush; IL State Senator Michael Hastings; IL House of Representatives Will Davis, Al Riley, Thaddeus Jones, Anthony DeLuca, Robert Rita, Marcus Evans Jr. and Elgie Sims Jr.; Cook County Board of Commissioners Edward Moody and Deborah Sims and Board President Toni Preckwinkle; and the Villages of Crete, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Matteson, Mokena, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Holland and Thornton.

Click here for a presentation slide show in his honor, or here for more photos.

The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle ran a story about Ed’s retirement back in December. Click here to read it.

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