Village Manager

About the Village Manager's Office

Village Manager's Office
The Manager's Office is within the General Government Department which also includes Human Resources, Communications, Police/Fire Commission, and the Village Attorney's Office.

About the Profession

The managerial form of government is available to all municipalities under 500,000 in population. The municipality retains its governmental structure as an aldermanic-city form, trustee-village form, or commission form while adopting the features of the manager form.

Under this form, the power of the Board is purely legislative except that it is empowered to approve all expenses and liabilities to the municipality. The manager is the administrative and executive head of the government for some purposes. The manager appoints and removes all officers not required to be elected. The appointment to most boards, commissions, and other municipal agencies resides in the Mayor subject to Board confirmation.

Village Manager

Under the direction of the Village Board of Trustees, the Village Manager's responsibilities are to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village, which includes enforcement of Village Ordinances, recommendations of policy, and policy alternatives to the Village Board, and the preparation of an annual budget for the Village Board to review. The Village Manager performs high level administration, technical, and professional work in direction and supervising the administration of Village government.

Steve Vinezeano
Steve received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from SIU at Carbondale in 1988 and a Master's degree in Public Administration in 1996. Mr. Vinezeano began his public service career as an active duty commissioned officer in the United States Army from 1989 to 1992, serving in the Gulf War. He continued his military service in the U.S. Army Reserves until he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1997. He started his career in local government as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Prospect Heights from 1996 to 2000 before accepting a position with the Village of Niles where he has served as the Assistant to- and the Assistant Village Manager from 2000 to 2012. In December of 2012, he accepted the duties of Acting Village Manager until he was appointed Village Manager in May of 2013.

Deputy Village Manager

The Deputy Village Manager is responsible for administrative and managerial work assisting the Village Manager in all phases of Village operations. The Deputy Village Manager is responsible for providing guidance and direction to ensure the efficient management and effective operation of Village services. The Deputy Village Manager takes an active role in the areas of Human Resources, performance management, environmental sustainability, grant management, budgeting, utility supervision, resident assistance, and arts and culture development.

Hadley Skeffington-Vos
Hadley was hired at the Village of Niles in October 2013. She previously worked as Assistant to the City Manager in Sterling, IL. Hadley received her Master's of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. She received her Bachelor's of Arts at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Hadley is a member of ICMA, ILCMA and IAMMA.