Barrington extends contract with village manager

  • The Barrington village board approved extending through 2025 the contract for Village Manager Scott Anderson.

    The Barrington village board approved extending through 2025 the contract for Village Manager Scott Anderson. Courtesy village of Barrington

Updated 5/28/2021 4:45 PM

Scott Anderson's contract as village manager in Barrington was renewed for another four years by the village board.

Village President Karen Darch praised Anderson on Friday, calling him "an excellent leader and village manager." His qualities especially shone during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, she said.


"His skills in management, finance and municipal government are outstanding, and we could not be more pleased to offer him a four-year contract extension," she said.

Anderson's new contract, approved by the village board earlier this week, has a base annual salary of $189,112 plus benefits, yearly performance reviews, and pay raises at the village board's discretion. The contract is retroactive to May 10 and valid through May 2025.

His starting salary in 2019 was $180,000. Both contracts included a $6,000 yearly vehicle allowance.

Anderson said he was grateful for the board's confidence.

"The last two years have been as equally challenging as they have been rewarding," he said. "Helping to lead the organization through a pandemic has highlighted Barrington's strength including a caring and engaged board, a resilient business community, a collaborative network of volunteers and a village staff dedicated to providing high level services."

Anderson said that, as the village transitions out of COVID-19 recovery, much of his attention will be devoted to implementing initiatives aligned with the goals of the village's latest strategic plan, adopted in April.

"Those initiatives will focus economic development, financial sustainability, and infrastructure management with the ultimate goal being to build on the successes of the past and leverage new opportunities," Anderson said, "to ensure Barrington retains its desirable 'hometown' charm and vibrancy."

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