The Village’s government consists of over 90 full and part-time employees in seven specialized departments to most effectively serve the residents and business community. The Village’s departments include:
Administration: Under the direction of the Village President and Board of Trustees, the Village Manager’s Office provides leadership to Village departments and serves as they key contact point for outside agencies to ensure the delivery of high-quality, customer-service oriented programs. Administration also handles hiring of employees. A list of current Employment Opportunities is available.
Community Development: Community Development is a multi-functional department responsible for administering Village building, zoning, development and sign codes. In addition, both long range planning and economic development initiatives are pursued and related programs and projects are managed by the Department. Services provided by the department include plan review, permit issuance, and construction inspectional services.
Finance: The Finance Department provides oversight of all financial transactions of the Village. Specific responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting of resources, cash management, general ledger, cash receipts, cash disbursements and accounts payable, utility billing, business licenses, vehicle license registration and sale, parking ticket violation collection, payroll, and purchasing.
Fire: The mission of the Fire Department is to provide progressive emergency services that include effective educational programs, efficient inspection services, and safe and prompt response to emergencies in a courteous and professional manner. Lincolnwood is the only municipality in the State of Illinois that hires a private company for both fire and paramedic services. The Village has contracted the Paramedic Services of Illinois since 1990, which eliminates the Village’s requirement to fund pensions for members of the Fire Department.
Parks and Recreation: The Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing enjoyable quality programs and attractive, safe facilities to promote the health, welfare and pleasure of all the residents of Lincolnwood.
Police: The Police Department was established by ordinance for the protection of lives and property within the limits of the Village, the enforcement of Federal and State statutes and Village ordinances, and to perform related police functions.
Lincolnwood Police Department Annual Report
Public Works: The Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of the Village’s streets, vehicles, parks, public buildings, trees, alleys, water system, sewer system, and more. The Department is organized into five divisions including: Administration, Vehicle Maintenance, Parks & Building Maintenance, Streets Maintenance, and Water & Sewer Maintenance. All of the divisions work together on the Snow & Ice Control Program to ensure clean and safe roadways during the winter season.
To contact one of the departments visit our staff directory.
The Village is also required to post any compensation package at least six days before the Village approves an employee’s total compensation package that is equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year. The Village Board is expected to consider the compensation for Robert Merkel as Interim Village Manager at the September 4, 2018, Village Board Meeting. The draft contract is available here.