Administrator

The Village Administrator is a professional position hired by the Village Board to oversee the daily business and operations of the Village in an ethical, efficient, and transparent manner.  The position is non-partisan and non-political.

 

Much like executives in private-sector corporations, the Village Administrator provides leadership, vision, and a focus on results that is needed to implement the Village Board’s decision making and advance the Board’s goals and objectives. Primary functions of the position include managing financial and human resources; overseeing the delivery of essential community services; planning strategically for community development; using data and performance metrics to drive continuous improvement; and committing to the highest levels of ethical standards.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Working with the Village Board to develop sound approaches to community challenges by bringing together resources that produce results that matter.
  • Assisting the Village Board with developing a long-term vision for the community that provides a framework for policy development and goal setting.
  • Preparing the annual budget and capital improvement program and managing local government staff, budgets, programs, and projects.
  • Overseeing the delivery of local government services, including public works, public safety, planning and economic development; senior center services; and utilities.
  • Developing performance measurement systems for Village services.
  • Applying for and administering grant funding.
  • Recruiting, hiring, and supervising the Village workforce.
  • Preparing Village Board meeting agenda materials.
  • Bringing a community-wide perspective that considers past and future challenges to policy discussions.
  • Encouraging inclusion and building consensus among diverse interests (including those of the elected officials, the business community, and citizens) by focusing on the needs of the entire community rather than the interests of only a few individuals.
  • Promoting equity and fairness by ensuring that services are fairly distributed and that administrative decisions (such as hiring and contracting) are based on merit rather than favoritism.
  • Developing and sustaining organizational excellence and promoting innovation.
  • Ensuring that laws and policies are enforced fairly throughout the community and that the government runs ethically and transparently.