Randy Recklaus is our new Village Manager! Congrats to Randy for getting the job, it’s a wonderplace to work. See more below in the issue of the Trustee Topics.
Village Announces New Village Manager
The Village of Clarendon Hills President and Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Recklaus as the next Village Manager.
Mr. Recklaus’s contract will be considered at the Feb. 7 Village Board Meeting. He is expected to start with the Village on Feb. 28. Mr. Recklaus succeeds Rob Bahan who left the position in November 2010 to become the Village Manager for Winnetka.
Since 2000, Mr. Recklaus has served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Batavia. Mr. Recklaus also worked for economic development consulting firm S.B. Friedman and Company, and the City of St. Charles. He has a Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Recklaus was selected from a pool of 112 candidates from 30 states.
“We were very impressed with Mr. Reckalus’s accomplishments, including his private sector and economic development experience,” Village President Tom Karaba said. “We believe he will work very well with our residents, our business community and our municipal organization.”
While in Batavia, Mr. Recklaus served as the Project Manager for the City’s Financial Sustainability Project, studying all revenues, expenditures and city operations, resulting in a savings of $1 million annually. He also directed the City’s economic development function negotiating several agreements for successful mixed-use and commercial projects in downtown Batavia. He was intimately involved in the development and implementation of Batavia’s downtown redevelopment plan. He has extensive experience in all areas of municipal government and a demonstrated record of involvement in the communities he has served. Mr. Recklaus served as a DeKalb County Board member while he was in college.
“I am truly honored to be chosen as the next Village Manager of Clarendon Hills. It is one of Chicagoland’s best-kept secrets,” Mr. Recklaus said. “The Village Board and management team here have a very open and pro-active approach to local government that I am proud to carry on. I look forward to getting to know the residents and business community over the coming months and taking on the challenges that lie ahead.”
Sign Up for Direct Debit for Your Water Bill
The Village of Clarendon Hills offers a direct debit option to pay your water bill each month. Applications are available online
or contact the Water Billing Department at 630-286-5416 for a direct debit application. Attach a voided check to the form and return it to the Village Hall. Your water bill will then be paid by direct debit to your checking account each month and you will receive a marked bill by mail before each due date.
“Keep the Wreath Red” Again a Success
The Clarendon Hills Fire Department participated in the “Keep the Wreath Red” holiday fire safety campaign. During November and December, a large wreath with red lights hung outside the Clarendon Hills Fire Station. For each fire in town that was related to a holiday decoration or display, a red bulb was to be replaced with a white bulb. Throughout the year and especially during this holiday season, the Clarendon Hills Fire Department stressed the importance of holiday fire safety. This year, Fire Prevention Officer Godek is glad to announce that Clarendon Hills’s wreath remained red as there were no fire-related incidents over the holiday months.
Special Events Committee Seeking Members
The Village is seeking members interested in being part of the Special Events Committee. The Committee comprises resident volunteers who plan, organizing and run the Village’s Dancin’ in the Street summer concert series. Committee members meet one to two times a month beginning in January and leading up to the concert series, and then are asked to commit time to help run the concerts during the summer. If you are interested in being part of the Committee or would like additional information, please contact Christina Collison at 630-286-5402 or [email protected]