Village of Downers Grove
Civic Center Released by: Kozlowski
801 Burlington Avenue Dept: Communications
Downers Grove, IL 60515-4776 Phone: 630.434.5550
Date: October 2, 2008
David Fieldman Selected as New Village Manager
The Mayor and Village Council are pleased to announce the selection of Mr. David B. Fieldman as Downers Grove’s new Village Manager. His selection is the culmination of an intensive four month national search and is scheduled for formal adoption at the October 7, 2008 Council Meeting. “We went through a deliberate hiring process that began with the receipt of resumes from many qualified people from which to choose. In the end, after interviewing a number of finalists, the Council determined that we had the best person for the job, and the best fit for the organization, readily available. Dave has many proven talents and has tremendous more potential to professionally grow into a terrific long-term Village Manager,” stated Mayor Ron Sandack.
Mr. Fieldman has been serving as the Deputy Village Manager since June 6, 2005. Since then, he has played key roles in the construction of the new Fire Station 2, the development and implementation of the Watershed Infrastructure Improvement Plan, and Acadia on the Green in Downtown Downers Grove. He also has overseen positive changes within the Community Development Department that have reduced permit review times and improved the experience for customers.
Mr. Fieldman previously obtained a great deal of municipal experience in Palatine, Illinois as the Deputy Village Manager, the Director of Planning and Economic Development and the Planning and Zoning Administrator. With a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Mr. Fieldman is more than ready to put his experience to work in the Village’s top job. “I’m very excited to be working on this team,” Mr. Fieldman shared. “We have a lot of talented people at Village Hall and there are few limits as to what we can accomplish.”
The appointment of Mr. Fieldman to Village Manager fills the vacancy created by the discharge of the former Village Manager on May 20, 2008.