Elmhurst's long-time Public Works Director Mike Hughes has announced his resignation.
Hughes is ending his 28-year career with the city this month and will join a private firm, according to an announcement from the City released Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Steve Morley thanked Hughes for his years of service at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
“I want to thank Director Hughes for his 28 years of hard work," Morley said. "You have certainly left your imprint on the city.”
Hughes began his career in 1985 as a staff engineer, and worked his way up to civil engineer, city engineer, assistant public works director and ultimately to the top position with the Public Works Department, as director.
"He leaves behind a well-run Public Works Department and many accomplishments over the years," according to the statement from the city. "He has been instrumental in many infrastructure improvements and providing exceptional service over the past three decades."
Plans are in the works to fill his position on an interim basis, and a search for his replacement will begin immediately, according to the announcement.
A flyer at City Hall invites anyone who is interested in wishing him farewell to a celebration in his honor from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at City Hall.