Strengthening the quality of local governance through professional management

Promote the Profession Committee


The Promote the Profession Committee coordinates activities to promote the local government management profession to cities, villages, counties, and townships throughout the state. The Committee also coordinates activities and provides information about the profession to educational institutions.

Promote the Profession Committee Chair – Kevin Barr, Village Manager, Clarendon Hills

Denise Burchard, Assistant to the Chair, NIU Department of Public Administration
Ilir Ademaj, Management Analyst, Orland Park
Mark Latham, City Manager, Highland
Robin Weaver, Senior Advisor, ILCMA
Ashley Engelmann, Assistant Village Manager, Lincolnwood
Rich Keehner, Village Manager, Village Park
Brad Burke, Village Manager, Lincolnshire
Mike Strong, Assistant to the City Manager, Lake Forest
Clay Johnson, City Administrator, Lincoln
Lorrie Pearson, Planning Manager, Urbana
Diana Dykstra, Village Administrator, Poplar Grove
Tim Gleason, City Manager, Decatur
Ramesh Kanapareddy, P.E., CFM, Director of Public Works, Highland Park