After a five week search, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore has selected a nominee for the Director of Administrative Services position.
Glenda Hackemack will go before the city council for confirmation for confirmation for the number two position in Moore's administration.
Hackemack, 44, is a graduate of Warsaw High School and earned a BA in Business Management from Western Illinois University. She has served as the Executive Director of the West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living for seven years and as Executive Director of the Quincy YWCA for the preceding five years.
"I am excited and honored to have this opportunity. Quincy is a good community to live in. It's a good place to raise a family and develop a career," Hackemack said in a news release. "But we have to keep working to maintain that, and we have to work harder to grow those opportunities for everyone who wants them. The City Council has to have a team of professionals who will give them the best and most complete information available so that they can make the best decisions for the future of Quincy. The Mayor needs an administrative team that can keep the City running smoothly so that he can focus on supporting the growth of businesses already here, and attracting new enterprises to generate additional growth and opportunity. I have a lot to learn, but I believe that my experience will allow me to hit the ground running and give the City Council and Mayor what they need to keep us moving in the right direction."
If confirmed, Hackemack will start working for the city on July 8. She will have a one year, renewable contract and will earn a salary of $75,000.
"The right candidate for our community is someone who is committed to transparency, efficiency, and has proactive approach to serving the taxpayers. He or she had to have experience working with a board of directors, developing and managing a budget, leading an organization through change, and collaborating with government. I also believed that we needed someone who will bring a fresh and bipartisan outlook on city politics," Moore said in a news release.
Moore previously nominated Third Ward Alderman Paul Havermale for the Director of Administrative Services position. Havermale withdrew his name from consideration back in May.
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