Oct. 6, 2021 - With the search for a new Village Manager underway, now is the time for Oak Park residents to give their feedback about the qualities the next person to hold the position should possess.
The Village Manager reports to the Village Board of Trustees and serves as the administrative head of the Village's municipal government, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our organization.
Two forums have been scheduled to provide residents with opportunities to share their views on the competencies and qualifications they'd like to see in the next Village Manager.
An in-person forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 9 at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., and a virtual forum is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 12 via Zoom. Click here for access to the virtual meeting via Zoom.
Residents are also encouraged to complete an online survey.
The Village of Oak Park operates under the village manager form of government.
An elected, part-time Village Board president and six trustees set policy, but hire a professional Village Manager to oversee day-to-day operations and the delivery of municipal government services.
Voters approved the form of government in November 1952. Click here to read more about the village manager form of government and its history in Oak Park.
A professional executive search firm has been hired to recruit a diverse pool of highly-qualified candidates, but public input is an essential part of the process.
A dedicated web page has been created to be the repository for information and links to engagement information and other items as needed.
In addition to the public forums, targeted engagements have also been set for businesses and other stakeholders.
For more information, visit www.oak-park.us/managersearch.