The Village Manager’s office of Deerfield serves as the heart of communication between the Mayor and Board of Trustees, Village departments, and residents. Concisely, the Department serves to connect the legislative branch of the Village to its operating partners.
Duties & Appointment Process
As provided by ordinance, the Village Manager advises the Mayor and Board of Trustees on policy decisions and acts as Chief Administrative Officer, supervising the activities of all department heads and directing the day-to-day operations of the Village. The Village Manager is appointed Village Clerk by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
Personnel in the Administration Department, along with the Village Manager, work to ensure that projects and decisions follow the framework set forth by the Village’s comprehensive plan. The goal is, and has always been, to provide quality and cohesive leadership, promoting the continued growth of the community.
Other key projects maintained by the department include:
In conjunction with the Village Attorney, coordinating the preparation of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements and other documents for consideration by the Mayor and Board of Trustees
Encouraging citizen participation in Village activities through public information materials, press releases and cable television programming
Overseeing communication and contracts with cable and telecommunication companies over operations within Village limits
Providing the Mayor and Board of Trustees relevant and timely information and advice necessary to evaluate and make policy decisions
Representing the Village in working with Federal, State, Regional and Local agencies and community groups, as well as private enterprises and not-for-profit organizations