Minick to be recommended as interim St. Charles city administrator

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Updated 4/22/2021 4:50 PM

St. Charles Mayor-Elect Lora Vitek announced Thursday she'll recommend appointing Finance Director Chris Minick as interim city administrator to replace Mark Koenen, who is retiring on May 15.

Vitek's recommendation will be voted on at the May 3 city council meeting after she and four new aldermen are sworn in.


Minick became the city's finance director in 2008. Before that he was the village administrator in Plainfield and also served as Plainfield's finance director and director of management services.

Minick currently serves on the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund Board and the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association Legislative Committee. He's a past president of the IGFOA and represents the organization on the Illinois Municipal League Resolutions Committee.

If approved by the city council, Minick will assume the city administrator role held by Koenen since 2013. Koenen has worked for the city since 1982, with much of that time spent in the public works department.

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