Performance-driven, results-focused Public-Sector Leader eager to offer 13+ years of
Senior-Level Management, Marketing, Fiscal Administration, Planning / Development,
Community Relations, and Regulatory Compliance experience toward maximizing a city s growth.
Top performer who demonstrates a proven record of progression to positions of greater responsibility and authority.
Integral leader who excels at maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies, managing comprehensive public-sector programs, analyzing critical data, developing valuable partnerships, and overseeing wide-ranging community initiatives.
Ambitious self-starter who coordinates and manages complex city-, community-, and general administrative-based tasks within high-pressure, deadline-driven environments while effectively supervising results-focused public-sector personnel.
Out-of-the-box thinker who offers superior attention-to-detail and sharp analytical skills toward achieving goals.
Excellent communicator who seamlessly interfaces among all levels of public- and private-sector professionals, along with contributing solid abilities in delivering targeted speeches / presentations to various audiences.
Deputy City Administrator (2006 C Present)
Utilize broad scope of public-sector knowledge and business acumen to coordinate planning and development within all city departments as Planning & Development Director, including handling subdivision and zoning ordinance administration, recruiting top businesses to the area, and initiating targeted city-wide marketing programs.
Interface among national and international companies to achieve strong business retention rates within competitive markets, along with participating in high-level local, regional, and national retail conventions to promote the city.
Direct and liaise among Planning & Zoning Commission, Landmark Commission, and Community Development Committee, and attend city council meetings to deliver city business- and development-based public presentations.
Prepare comprehensive reports for dissemination to various councils and commissions, including organizing and distributing demographic packets, available property listings, and site contact information for marketing purposes.
Manage Construction & Neighborhood Services involving building, code enforcement, and neighborhood services.
Coordinate city-wide economic developments effort with county and state governments, along with working among diverse appointed and elected officials and community volunteers to maximize organizational growth efforts.
Cost-effectively negotiate downtown development / re-development, annexation, and lease agreements, along with drafting detailed plans, sub-area plans, and economic development plans.
Directed implementation of a multi-department administrative adjudication system, including negotiating a settlement agreement with a surety company after the subdivision developer went bankrupt, as well as negotiating settlement agreements between the city, developer, and homeowner association due to subdivision drainage issues.
Participated in the creation of a new city logo and developed the city s first marketing exhibit for convention use.
Actively worked with the Chamber of Commerce to prepare an innovative 5-minute marketing video for the city.
Organized a popular business retention event for local, national, and international city manufacturing companies.
Successfully negotiated a cross-access agreement between the city, local businesses, and post office, along with negotiating the 1st major downtown re-development agreement in the city s tax increment financing district.
Coordinated and supervised a special census and 2010 s city-wide U.S. census.
Assistant City Administrator (2005 C 2006)
Led a large-scale Community Development department, including efficiently liaising among special service areas, tax increment financing districts, and business development districts for implementation of a façade grant program.
Managed and / or supported the lucrative coordination of city property purchases and attended real estate closings.
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Assistant City Administrator Continued (2005 C 2006)
Prepared grant applications and state and federal appropriations requests to ensure seamless administrative processes.
Recruited, trained, and or supervised individuals in City Planner, Public Works Director, and HR Manager roles.
Coordinated valuable subdivision meetings with residents to discuss installation of sanitary sewer systems.
Successfully oversaw purchases of downtown property for re-development, including working with existing tenants, coordinating bids and work for building demolition, and overseeing asbestos removal and site preparation.
Voted as Vice-Chairman of a risk management pool less than 1 year from start of tenure, and additionally achieved promotion to Deputy City Administrator position in less than 1 year.
Assistant to the City Administrator (2005)
Applied dynamic leadership talents toward handling various responsibilities, including directing the city s risk management program, writing emergency management plans, supervising administrative staff and information technology departments, conducting City Planner interviews, and serving as a city liaison to the risk management pool.
Oversaw a Community Development department, including created and / or organizing a safety committee, employee recognition week, honorary street sign program, and homecoming ceremonies for soldiers.
Gained promotion to Assistant City Administrator less than 10 months from hire date.
City Planner (2001 C 2005)
Attended Planning & Zoning Commission hearings, and oversaw contentious zoning public hearings.
Interfaced among community realtors, attorneys, architects, builders, and developers on development projects.
Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward reviewing traffic studies, fiscal impact analyses, site plans, subdivision plats, and zoning applications, and prepared staff reports for distribution to a Planning & Zoning Commission.
Successfully wrote and reviewed city-wide recapture agreements.
Drove city-wide growth efforts by attending numerous Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals hearings.
Expertly reviewed traffic studies, fiscal impact analyses, site plans, subdivision plats, and zoning applications, and accurately prepared staff reports for Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals review.
Collaborated with realtors, attorneys, architects, builders, and developers on wide-ranging city development projects.
Served as a liaison to several municipalities, and provided core planning assistance to local municipalities, including implementing a comprehensive county plan, attending night meetings within several cities, participating in regional Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, and working with Water Resources departments on solving drainage issues.
Prepared growth and development maps for specific areas within the county to support community goals.
Master of Arts in Urban Planning & Policy University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology North Central College
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
American Institute of Certified Planners • American Planning Associations (State & National)
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I am currently seeking a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and am submitting my resume for your review.
I am excited to build a rewarding career with your company, and am confident that my professional skills can help to achieve your city s objectives. I can offer 13+ years of solid public-sector experience in City Planning / Development, Community Growth, Marketing, Fiscal Administration, and Public Relations, and am well-versed in all facets of Project / Program Management, Regulatory Compliance, Contract / Agreement Negotiations, and Public Speaking.
To complement my background, please note that I hold a M.A. in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology from North Central College. I am also credentialed as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and am an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and various state and national American Planning Associations.
Currently, as a Deputy City Administrator for the City of McHenry, IL, I utilize my broad scope of public-sector knowledge and business acumen to coordinate planning and development within all city departments as Planning & Development Director, including handling subdivision and zoning ordinance administration, recruiting top businesses to the area, and initiating city-wide marketing programs. Within this role, I interface among national and international companies to achieve strong business retention rates within competitive markets, along with participating in high-level local, regional, and national retail conventions to promote the city. During this time, I participated in the creation of a new city logo and developed the city s first marketing exhibit for convention use, along with actively working with the Chamber of Commerce to prepare an innovative 5-minute marketing video. I also organized a popular business retention event for local, national, and international city manufacturing companies. As this is just a sampling of my job history, please kindly refer to my enclosed resume for additional experience and career highlights.
You will find me to be a results-focused professional who can contribute a track record of organizing complex community-wide initiatives, defining key priorities, and meeting targeted goals. In addition, I can recruit, develop, and manage diverse public-sector professionals within high-pressure, deadline-driven environments while streamlining organizational processes to increase productivity, efficiency, and quality of city services. For the sum of these aforementioned reasons, I believe I will prove to be an incredible asset to your team.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your consideration.
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