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“Glencoe Village Hall’s Restructuring Showcased by First HR Director and Merged Departments”

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“Glencoe Village Hall’s Restructuring Showcased by First HR Director and Merged Departments”

Changes are coming to Glencoe Village Hall, including recent positions, staff transitions and recent faces as a part of a reorganization in the brand new yr.

Village Manager Phil Kiraly highlighted the changes just prior to the Glencoe Village Board’s unanimous approval of the 2024 budget at its final meeting of the yr Thursday, Dec. 21.

The overall operating fund budget approved by trustees includes $43.5 million in revenue and $53.6 million in expenditures. Village finance director Nikki Larson explained that the budget includes “a big use of reserves in bond proceeds proposed to this budget.”

“It is vital to notice that, despite the fact that you have got a big difference between revenue and expenditures, the Village’s budget is balanced in accordance with our policy,” she said, “which requires operating revenues to be equal to or greater than our operating expenditures, which is true across all funds.”

Larson added that there are one-time drawdowns that will be utilized in accordance with Village policy “for one-time capital expenditures.”

Included within the approved budget is money allocated for a reorganization of Village staff, Kiraly said.

The “most vital change” is the merging of the village manager’s office with the finance department. Currently, the 2 departments are separated, but as of Jan. 1, they will probably be combined into the administration and finance department.

“That will probably be led by our current finance director Nikki Larson, who will probably be promoted to deputy village manager/chief financial officer,” Kiraly said.

The Village may also have its first human resources director, he said, with that position being filled by current assistant village manager Sharon Tanner.

He said the human resources director is “a position that we have now long desired to see on this organization, and I believe will probably be a big profit to us as we proceed to hunt to be an employer of alternative and to retain a very high-performing workforce. I believe anybody who has worked with the Village team has been impressed by them and it’s our goal to maintain that functional and operational.”

Glencoe can be within the strategy of hiring someone for a newly reimagined assistant village manager position.

While two current departments are being merged, Kiraly said one other change will probably be the separation of two departments.

Development services — which incorporates constructing, zoning and planning — has been a division inside the public works department, however the village manager said staff have discussed whether that was essentially the most appropriate structure.

With the retirement of longtime public works director Dave Mau earlier this yr, Kiraly said “the timing was right to separate development services from public works into its own standalone department.”

The brand new department will probably be led by development services manager Taylor Baxter, who will probably be promoted to director.

Other hires include a human resources generalist and a brand new full-time position in the data technology department, which can replace a part-time contractual role.

Kiraly said rather a lot will probably be changing, but he’s looking forward to seeing the restructuring happen.

“We’re moving some things around. Numerous the identical faces, some recent names will probably be added into the combination,” he said. “We’re likewise going to be moving some furniture across the constructing on the primary floor over the primary two months of 2024, but rather a lot to be enthusiastic about, and I’m very much looking forward to this recent organizational structure that I believe goes to serve our community exceptionally well.”

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