Village of Wauconda Mayor Mark Knigge has announced that Village Treasurer and Finance Director, Zaida Torres, has been appointed to the role of Village Administrator. Ms. Torres was officially appointed to the position by the Village Board on Tuesday, November 27th, but has been acting in the Village's lead role on an interim basis since early October.
Ms. Torres graduated with distinction from the University of DeVry, Keller Graduate School of Management, with a Master's degree in Financial and Accounting Management. She has over fifteen years of senior management experience in the fields of public administration, finance and human resources and has been employed by the Village since 2004. During her tenure in Wauconda, Zaida has earned increasingly responsible roles and responsibilities reaching her position as the Village of Wauconda's Treasurer and Director of Finance, Human Resources, Risk Management and Information Technology. Ms. Torres will continue to serve in her financial capacities while serving as Village Administrator.
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Mayor Mark F. Knigge stated, "Zaida was a logical choice to appoint in this position because of her past involvement with all aspects of Village operations. With the strong staff that we have in place, we are in a great position to carry on with the ongoing work of the Village towards completing the goals outlined in the current strategic plan. The Village is extremely fortunate to have so many talented and motivated employees with the capabilities to accept expanded responsibilities. I look forward to collaborating closely with Zaida and all the Village Department Heads on all of our ongoing projects, including bringing Lake Michigan Water to the Village and to support the tremendous energy we have been seeing in our business community and volunteer groups."