91_HR0502 LRB9109643CBcb 1 HOUSE RESOLUTION 2 WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that Beth Ruyle has 3 announced her resignation as Executive Director of the South 4 Suburban Mayors and Managers Association after 21 years of 5 service; and 6 WHEREAS, Her resignation is effective January 1, 2000; 7 and 8 WHEREAS, She has had many accomplishments as Executive 9 Director, including her dedication to fight for the third 10 regional airport in the South Suburbs; and 11 WHEREAS, Beth Ruyle is well respected throughout the 12 Metropolitan Chicago area; and 13 WHEREAS, She is affiliated with the Illinois City 14 Management Association, the Metro City Management 15 Association, the Metropolitan Planning Council, the Chiefs of 16 Police of the Southern Suburbs, the Urban Innovations Project 17 Advisory Council, the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, 18 and the Cook County Census Committee; and 19 WHEREAS, She has received numerous awards, including the 20 Urban Innovations Award for Employee Assistance Program, the 21 South Suburban Drug Enforcement Program, and Honorable 22 Mention in Urban Innovations by the Municipal Bond Bank; and 23 WHEREAS, Ms. Ruyle will be joining the firm of Ehlers and 24 Associates, a financial consulting firm; therefore, be it 25 RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 26 NINETY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that 27 we congratulate Beth Ruyle on her numerous accomplishments 28 and achievements as Executive Director of the South Suburban 29 Mayors and Managers Association and extend our best wishes to 30 her in her future with Ehlers and Associates; and be it -2- LRB9109643CBcb 1 further 2 RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be 3 presented to Beth Ruyle as an expression of our esteem.
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HONORING MS. ELIZABETH (BETH) S. RUYLE
HON. JERRY WELLER
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, February 8, 2000
Mr. WELLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
honor Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) S. Ruyle for her 21
years of service and dedication as executive
director for the South Suburban Mayors and
Managers Association (SSMMA).
Ms. Ruyle became the executive director of
South Suburban Mayors and Managers in
June 1978. South Suburban Mayors and Man-
agers is a council of government which in-
cludes 38 municipalities in South Suburban
Cook and Eastern Will Counties. Through
Beth’s hard work, many of the communities’
goals have been realized. These goals include
the development of regional planning pro-
grams in transportation, solid waste, flood
management, and housing. Twenty municipali-
ties now have an intergovernmental self insur-
ance pool for property and casualty. Twelve
municipalities can now boast they have an
intergovernmental self insurance pool for em-
ployee benefits. All thirty-eight municipalities
can now rely on fire, police, and public works
mutual aid agreements in times of emergency.
Under the direction of Ms. Ruyle, the SSMMA
was one of the first entities to establish a
multimunicipal bond bank which now has $50
million in assets.
Before coming to work at the SSMMA, Beth
and her husband, Craig Hullinger, lived in At-
lanta, GA where she had the position of gov-
ernmental relations coordinator for the Atlanta
Regional Commission. Beth completed her un-
dergraduate studies at the University of Flor-
ida in 1968. In 1975, She received her M.P.A.
graduate degree from the University of Geor-
Beth has won several Urban Innovations
awards during her career such as an award
for Employee Assistance Program, an award
for South Suburban Drug Enforcement Pro-
gram, and a reward for Cost Savings/Revenue
Enhancement. In January 1996, Beth was list-
ed in ‘‘Crain’s Chicago Business’’ as one of
the ‘‘100 Most Influential Women In Chicago’’.
Beth Ruyle’s commitment and impact on her
community is not only deserving of congres-
sional recognition, but should serve as a
model for others to follow.
At a time when our Nation’s leaders are
asking the people of this country to make
serving their community a core value of citi-
zenship, honoring Beth Ruyle is both timely
Craig Hullinger is a Partner in Ruyle Hullinger, a City Planning and Economic Development Consulting Firm.
He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning. He is a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.