Congratulations to...


  • Paula Schumacher, promoted as Village Administrator, Village of Bartlett. 

  • Andrianna Peterson, promoted as Village Administrator, Village of La Grange.

  • Kathleen Rush, Village Administrator, Retired, Village of Woodridge.

  • Valerie Salmons, Village Administrator, Retired, Village of Bartlett.

  • Stephanie Dawkins, promoted as City Administrator, City of Geneva.

  • Ashley Monroe, new position as the Assistant City Manager, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Jennifer Johnson, new position as the Deputy Village Administrator, East Dundee. 

  • Marian Gibson, new position as Village Administrator, Village of Elwood. 

  • Cristina White, new position as the Assistant City Administrator, City of Warrenville. 

  • Kate Andris, new position as the Human Resources Director in the Village of Hanover Park. 

  • Jennifer McMahon, new position as the Director of Human Resources in the City of St. Charles. 

  • Sue McLaughlin, new position as the City Administrator in Macomb. 

  • Mary Ellen Bechtel, new position as the City Manager, Mt. Vernon. 

  • Kimberly Richardson, new position as the Assistant to the City Manager, Evanston.



#13Percent to #GenderBalance

Board Member Paula Schumacher was promoted to Village Manager at the Village of Bartlett. She has served with the Village for 25 years, starting as Administrative Intern, and serving as Assistant Village Manager for 16 years. 

Kimberley Richardson, Assistant to the City Manager of the City of Evanston was the 2017 recipient of The Legacy Project Award.

Use the form below to recognize a fellow member for an accomplishment, article written, promotion, award, or other way they have help promote #GenderBalance and the Legacy Project Mission of advancing women in local government. 

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