A veteran administrator who spent time in Tinley Park and Elk Grove Village has been named Lombard's new village manager.
Scott Niehaus, who has served as village manager in Tinley Park since 2003, will begin his duties Jan. 21, according to a news release.
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His contract will run through the first village board meeting in May 2017 to coincide with Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio's term, Finance Director Tim Sexton said. His initial annual salary is $165,000.
The village board is scheduled to finalize his contract when it meets Dec. 5.
He replaces Dave Hulseberg, who retired this spring after five years as Lombard's village manager. Sexton has been serving as interim manager.
Niehaus, 42, grew up in Elmhurst and his parents live in Lombard.
He is expected to work with the village board to continue economic development efforts, improve communication with the public and resolve the future of the Westin Hotel property, according to the news release.
As village manager in Tinley Park, Niehaus oversaw the expansion of the Tinley Park Convention Center, directed the redevelopment and construction of two Metra railroad stations and helped implement neighborhood drainage improvement program, officials said.
He has a master's degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University.