Oak Park Public Health Director Mike Charley is leaving his post in Oak Park to serve as the village of Skokie’s public health director. In an email sent Oct. 29 to Farmers’ Market Commission members, Charley announced his last day as the public health director of Oak Park will be Nov. 11. He will begin work in Skokie Nov. 16.

Charley thanked commissioners in the email for their involvement in the farmers market, making it “one of the most successful markets in Illinois,” and that he will miss working with them.

“I’m leaving Oak Park knowing I am a better Health Director because of our shared experiences together,” the email reads.

Charley was named Oak Park public health director in 2017, after serving as the interim public health director since 2015. He has been at the forefront of Oak Park’s battle with COVID-19 since early March, issuing public health orders and working with the public to combat further spread of the virus.

Wednesday Journal has reached out to Charley for comment.

This is a developing story.

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