The Buffalo Grove Public Works Department has a new executive director. Michael J. Reynolds will join the department Aug. 19 with more than 25 years of combined public works and fire service experience, said Village Manager Dane Bragg. “We look forward to utilizing his strong experience and solid approach here in Buffalo Grove,” said Bragg. He replaces Greg Boysen, who retired in March 2013 after 35 years. Reynolds has worked in Northfield and Des Plaines, and most recently has been the public works maintenance superintendent for Arlington Heights. Reynolds has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University. A public reception for him will be held 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, immediately preceding the village board meeting.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.