At a special board meeting on May 6, 2019, the Village of Barring-ton Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a contract to hire Scott Anderson as its new Vil-lage Manager following a months-long national search. Anderson will take over as Village Manager on Monday, June 3, 2019, upon the retirement of current Village Manager Jeff Lawler.
Anderson comes to Barrington from the Village of Buffalo Grove, where he has served as the Director of Finance and General Services since 2006. He previously served as the Deputy Finance Director, and he began his career in Buffalo Grove as a police officer and subsequently as a detective.
Anderson holds a Masters in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University, and the Barring-ton Village board cited his vast experience in municipal government combined with his background in long-range planning, fiscal impact analysis, and team leadership as the primary reasons for his hire.
Anderson’s many accomplishments during his 27-year career in Buffalo Grove include instituting signif-icant cost savings through consolidated services, multi-municipal collaboration, and cost-sharing ar-rangements; enhancing data-driven financial reporting and transparency; improving customer service operations Village-wide; and structuring economic incentive agreements to increase sales tax reve-nues.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Barrington as our new Village Manager,” said Village President Karen Darch. “During our extensive hiring process, Mr. Anderson rose to the top as someone who will bring fresh insights to Barrington and provide our Village with continued excellence in fiscal manage-ment, as well as help propel us forward in numerous critical areas, including infrastructure improvements, customer service-driven programs, economic development, and organizational culture.”
Anderson expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to bring his experience to Barrington in June. “Barrington is a destination community, led by a dedicated president and Village Board as well as a supportive staff and very engaged citizen volunteers,” he said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful community that takes pride in everything it has to offer, and I am excited to get started and learn more about Barrington so that I can work with the Board and staff to bring an even higher level of service, opportunities, and experiences to our residents and business community.”
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