Professional Management Key to Quality of Life

New video highlights the value professional local government managers bring to three Illinois communities.

ARTICLE | Nov 14, 2012

A new video produced by ICMA's Life, Well Run campaign highlights how professional local government managers contribute to the quality of life in Lake County and in the villages of Glenview and Woodridge, Illinois.

“A Lovely Place to Call Home” features elected and civic leaders reflecting on the value professional local government managers bring to their communities. They include:

  • Eric Alwin, building commissioner, Village of Woodridge
  • State Representative Jim Durkin, 82nd District
  • David Stolman, chairman, Lake County Board
  • James Duffy, commissioner, Woodridge Park District
  • Mike Adams, executive director, Woodridge Park District
  • Susan McNeil-Marshall, library administrator, Woodridge Public Library
  • Marvin Bembry, pharmaceuticals industry
  • Michael Knight, Winchester House Advisory Board
  • Bob Patton, president, Glenview Park District
  • Kerry Cummings, president, Village of Glenview
  • Larry Carlson, owner, Carlson Company
  • Katy Rush, village administrator, Village of Woodridge

The interviewees share their pride in their communities, and describe how community members and elected officials work with professional managers to create communities they’re proud to call home.

View the video 

Woodridge, Glenview, and Lake County, Illinois, are three of five pilot communities across the country to be showcased by ICMA in the Life, Well Run campaign.

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