Burr Ridge’s assistant village administrator is leaving after more than 10 years of employment with the village.
Lisa Scheiner, who was hired in March 2003, has accepted a job as assistant village administrator for the village of River Forest.
Although the title remains the same, Scheiner said her new position is wider in scope and responsibility than her current position.
“I will be seeing a larger team,” she said.
River Forest Village Administrator Eric Palm said Scheiner, who has a background in human resources, will oversee the Building Department and manage the village’s human resources, health benefit, labor relations, information technology and risk management functions. She will also assist Palm with economic development and the annual budget.
Scheiner holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Northern Illinois University.
Scheiner, whose duties in Burr Ridge included management of the village newsletter and website, and liaison to the village’s downtown events committee and environmental quality commission, said she is leaving one good situation for an even better one.
Village Administrator Steve Stricker said the subject of how to replace Scheiner will be discussed by the Village Board Sept. 9. He said he will recommend the board hire an assistant to the village administrator — the position held by Scheiner prior to her promotion to her current title.
“It’s a good move for her,” said Stricker, who said he is disappointed to see Scheiner go but proud of her success.
“I expect big things out of her in the future,” he said. “She’s done a good job for us.”