Oak Park lost another longtime attorney last week, along with Ray Heise, when Richard “Dick” Martens announced his retirement.
Martens, 66, is stepping down after 38 years of legal representation with the village. An OPRF grad and lifelong resident in the area, Martens briefly served as village attorney between the 30-year careers of Heise and Art Thorpe. Most recently, he advised the Oak Park Plan Commission on legal matters.
Village hall honored Martens last week by reading a resolution and serving cake and refreshments.
“The village will continue to benefit from Dick Martens’ presence in the community long after his retirement through his valuable and ongoing participation and contributions to all facets of community life,” Village President David Pope read from the resolution last week.