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Willowbrook, IL - Village Administrator

Willowbrook, IL (pop. 8,967)  Economically vibrant, family oriented community seeks candidates for its next Village Administrator.  Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago in DuPage County, Willowbrook is a AAA rated community known for its diversified development, no municipal property tax and excellent municipal services.  Willowbrook is a strategically located community along Route 83 which connects Interstate 294 and Interstate 88.  In addition, I-55 connects Willowbrook to the City of Chicago.

  • The Village Administrator is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Village Board.  The current Village Administrator is retiring in May 2019 after serving the Village for 25 years, the last ten as Village Administrator. Three Trustees are up for reelection in April.  A total of five candidates are running for the three seats. Interviews for the Village Administrator position will be held after the municipal election.
  • The Village has a $12 million total budget, which includes a $10 million general fund budget.  The Village’s Police Pension fund is funded at 71%, a sign of the Village’s commitment to long range financial planning. Willowbrook’s 43 full time and 6 permanent part time employees provide the following municipal services: police, public works, building and zoning, finance and parks.  Fire and Emergency Management Services are provided through two local fire protection districts.  The Village contracts for civil engineering and planning services.
  • On August 22, 2018, the Village received notification from the USEPA of a report to be published that morning detailing health risks associated with airborne emissions from Sterigenics, a business located in Willowbrook.  To address concerns raised by this report, the Village has formed a task force to further research the issue and to obtain answers to questions the report raises.  The Village has hired environmental lawyers, toxicologists and chemical engineers to assist in this effort.

Candidates for the Willowbrook Village Administrator position must be experienced local government leaders with a commitment to excellence in customer service, fiscal discipline, and transparency in local government.  In addition, candidates must have a management and leadership style that reflects collaboration, teambuilding and a calm, professional demeanor. Experience in economic development, redevelopment and collective bargaining are very important.   Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field.  A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other field is highly valued.  Experience can be substituted for degree requirements.  Residency in the Village of Willowbrook is not required.  Starting salary range is $150,000 - $175,000+/- DOQ. Interested candidates should apply by February 28, with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHRUSA.  Electronic submissions at 

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Posted:Jan 24, 2019

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