Christine Murphy

Elected Officials
Title: Trustee
Phone: (630)282-1721
Trustee Murphy

I am a lifelong resident of Villa Park and remain “nestled in place” with my 23+ year life partner, Scott Newton, and our stray cat, P’Nut Bud’R.

We are blessed on Yale Avenue to have a significant number of longtime residents, many of which are extended family members and multiple generations of the same families. We have recently welcomed a new addition, millennials, and we look forward to watching their families grow and prosper as we did as the years pass.

Throughout my early years, I was actively involved in community and school activities, including: scouts, dance at Garret Harvey Dance Studio, candy stripe volunteering at Elmhurst Hospital, junior high and high school cheerleading, religious education, Rainbows programs dedicated to support for children of widowed or divorced parents, wish granting for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Villa Park Kiwanis.

I graduated from Ms. Roberts School of Beauty Culture on Park Boulevard and passed the Illinois State Cosmetology Exam earning a State of Illinois Cosmetology License, which I continue to hold, although not currently practicing for over 40 years.

Shortly thereafter, I was recruited to work for Illinois Bell in Lombard where I began my 22-year corporate business career. After achieving the “Top Operator” award, I was promoted to the business office and continued my upward trajectory through billing, customer service and sales, ultimately leading project management teams for AT&T Labs building customer Service Call Centers internationally and spearheading process improvement initiatives at AT&T and major business corporate offices domestically across the country.

During my tenure at AT&T, I attended and graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. I retired from AT&T after 22+ years during another of many corporate reorganizations.

In 2005, I passed the Illinois Real Estate exam, obtained an Illinois Real Estate Salesperson License, then I transitioned from a Real Estate Salesperson to Broker in 2012 and continue to work as a Referring Agent for At Properties Referral Network, LLC.

For the last five years, I, for the most part, single-handedly ran all financial and physical aspects of my mother’s family business, a six cabin fishing resort in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, acted in the capacity of her legal healthcare Power of Attorney and primary caretaker and advocate until her passing in March 2015. During this time, I was represented by a recruiting firm working temporary assignments in a variety of capacities.

I am currently on the Secretary of State Organ Donor list and I donate blood as often as possible at LifeSource in Villa Park. I encourage others to do the same.

In my spare time, if any, I enjoy walking, reading, quilting, taking nature photographs, watching docudrama movies and the Hallmark Channel with P’Nut Bud’R kitty, supporting Scott’s music endeavors and I’m passionate about animal rescue and rehabilitation.

Term ends in 2023.

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