Village of Channahon

    Village Board Says Goodbye to Retiring Employees, Approves New Staff

    At the June 16 Village Board Meeting, Village President Joe Cook and the Board of Trustees thanked two retiring employees for their service. Bob Guess (Finance Director) and Robin Margliano (Police Records) were both honored for their longtime service to the Village of Channahon. They joined former staff members Dave Cavanaugh (Chief Building Official) and Ignacio "Joe" Pena (Administrator) who retired last month.

    Village President Joe Cook (left) awards Bob Guess a plaque and watch in recognition of his service.

    Village President Joe Cook (right) thanks Robin Margliano for her service to the Village of Channahon.

    Village President Joe Cook (right) thanks Robin Margliano for her service to the Village of Channahon.

    New Staff Approved

    Incoming Village Administrator, Thomas Durkin

    The Board of Trustees also approved the hiring of several positions.  The vacant Village Administrator position was filled by Thomas Durkin, AICP, who has served as the Village Administrator for Crete, IL for over a decade.  He also spent time directing planning services for the architectural firm Arete 3, LTD. and served as the Planning Director for Tinley Park, IL.  Mr. Durkin is scheduled to begin his service with the Village of Channahon on or about July 28, 2014.



    New Finance Director, Erik Bush

    Erik BushBob Guess' Finance Director position will be filled by Erik Bush, who brings with him various levels of government finance and administration experience including: McLean County Unit 5 School District Business Manager; Peoria County CFO; Flora, IL City Administrator; and Warrenville, IL Director of Finance & Information Services.  Mr. Bush has also worked recently as a consultant to local government.  A start date has not been set, but he is expected in Channahon soon.



    Successor to Director of Community Development

    It was also the final board meeting for departing Director of Community Development Mike McMahon.  The Village Board consolidated the position with the GIS/Information Systems Coordinator position under the new title of Director of Community Development & Information Systems.  Existing staff member Mike Petrick was appointed to fill the position, effective July 4.

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