Village announces hiring of assistant village manager
|Nicole Aranas will join Lombard's village management staff on Jan. 28 where she will serve in the newly-created position of assistant village manager. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Lombard)|
LOMBARD — Wednesday afternoon, the Village of Lombard announced that Nicole Aranas will join the village’s management staff on Jan. 28 as the assistant village manager.
The assistant village manager position is a new one that was created in the fall at the approval of the Board of Trustees. The position will be paid for using the anticipated savings from the village’s revised risk management approach.
As the assistant village manager, Aranas will be responsible for organizing and overseeing projects related to risk management, labor contracts, human services and budgeting. She will report to David Hulseberg, village manager, and supervise the business administrator, human resources administrator and communications coordinator positions at the village.
“Lombard has a great reputation among municipalities for its high-quality work and professionalism,” Aranas said. “I am impressed with the quality of the leadership team and I look forward to joining them.”
Aranas will come to Lombard from the Village of Itasca, where she worked for 10 years as the Community Development Director. Her responsibilities extended to zoning, business development, building commission and storm water and flooding ordinance supervision. She also helped the village’s mayor and administrator on special projects and served as an advisor to the village board and plan commission.
Previously, she worked as a municipal attorney for Hervas, Sotos, Condon & Bersani, P.C. dealing with legal claims, settlements and contract negotiations.
Aranas earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She also earned a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Lombard is a good match for my skills set and the experience that I have gained by working in municipal government,” she said. “My legal background coupled with my upper management experience have prepared me well for the work I will be performing in Lombard.”
Aranas lives with her husband and two children in Roselle. She will receive an annual salary of $115,500.
“Lombard is very fortunate to have Ms. Aranas join the management team of the village,” Hulseberg said. “Her experience will serve us well.”
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