Updated Aug. 9, 2012
The Kenilworth Club will be hosting a farewell reception for Kenilworth Village Manager Brad Burke on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the .
After working in Kenilworth for six years, Brad Burke, village manager for Kenilworth, will be leaving to take the top municipal job in Lincolnshire.
"The Village of Kenilworth will be losing a great asset and very dedicated professional,” Kenilworth Village President Fred Steingraber said in a release. “Manager Burke has helped to lead the Village through a most difficult economic period in the village's history.”
Since Burke was hired in June 2006, he has helped bring Kenilworth’s budget into balance after several prior years of deficit spending and has provided leadership in the reorganization of the Kenilworth’s public works functions resulting in more than $200,000 in annual savings for the community, according to the release.
During Burke’s tenure, he also helped the village adopt its first Comprehensive Land Use Plan, rewrite the village’s zoning ordinance and improved Kenilworth’s bond ratings, according to the release.
Burke’s last day with the Village of Kenilworth will be Aug. 10.
The village board has started developing a plan to recruit Kenilworth’s next village manager, according to the release.
“Although Manager Burke will be missed, the existing staff and leadership are eager and fully prepared to help build upon the work already begun under Brad's leadership," Steingraber said in the release.