Nadim Badran has been named as the Village’s next Public Works Director as of December 19, 2020. Nadim will begin serving as Public Works Director following the departure of Andrew Letson who has accepted the position as County Administrator for Meeker County, Minnesota.
Mr. Badran has been with the Village since 2017, having served as the Village’s Assistant to the Public Works Director. Prior to coming to the Village of Lincolnwood Mr. Badran served as the Assistant to the Village Manager for the Village of Kenilworth. During his time with Lincolnwood, Mr. Badran has been an integral part of operations for the Public Works Department and Village as a whole. Highlights of Mr. Badran’s time with the Village have included overseeing operations of the Administrative Division of Public Works, developing and implementing annual budgets, and overseeing the capital improvement plan, just to name a few of his many accomplishments. Projects of note overseen by Mr. Badran include repainting of the standpipe, assisting with the connection of Lincolnwood to the City of Evanston for potable water, and replacing the roof for the Public Works Department.
In addition to Mr. Badran’s roles with the Public Works Department, he has embodied the teamwork tradition of the Public Works Department. Mr. Badran has served on a variety of internal committees including the Development Review Team, which reviews larger planning projects, the Information Technology Committee, which ensures that employees have the software and tools to serve the community, and the Communications Committee, which provides messaging for the community. Mr. Badran has also served for several years as the staff liaison to the Beautification Commission.
In describing the appointment of Mr. Badran to the position of Public Works Director, Village Manager Anne Marie Gaura stated, “It is my pleasure to promote Nadim to the position of Public Works Director.” Ms. Gaura continued, “I appreciate what Nadim has been able to accomplish with the Village for the last several years and I look forward to his continued leadership with the Public Works Department.”
Mr. Badran stated, “I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead the Lincolnwood Public Works Department. Having worked in the Department since 2017, I have seen just how dedicated this group of employees is to serving the Village. We have accomplished a lot over the last few years in terms of infrastructure improvements and providing a high level of service to the community. I am eager to continue building off of this momentum and am looking forward to working in a closer capacity with our amazing staff, elected officials, and residents.”
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