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'She cares': Des Plaines officers laud metropolis supervisor appointee Dorothy Wisniewski

Dorothy Wisniewski formally was employed as Des Plaines’ subsequent metropolis supervisor on Tuesday. She has been serving as assistant metropolis supervisor and finance director.
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To listen to Des Plaines Mayor Andrew Goczkowski and different officers inform it Tuesday night time, the seek for the suburb’s subsequent metropolis supervisor actually centered on one particular person — present Assistant Supervisor Dorothy Wisniewski.

“That is the plain selection,” Goczkowski stated earlier than the council voted, with out objection, to approve Wisniewski’s promotion. “I feel Dorothy goes to do nice issues right here.”

Wisniewski, who additionally serves as finance director, was publicly introduced because the mayor’s choice for the publish two weeks in the past, however a inexperienced gentle from the council was wanted to make it official.

She’ll succeed Supervisor Michael Bartholomew, who’s retiring after 12 years within the publish.

When she begins her new job April 1, Wisniewski will turn out to be Des Plaines’ first feminine metropolis supervisor. She acknowledged that barrier-breaking accomplishment Tuesday as she thanked Goczkowski, the aldermen and different officers for his or her help.

“I’m humbled together with your entrusting me to serve this neighborhood at this stage,” Wisniewski stated from her typical seat on the dais.

Earlier than coming to metropolis corridor in 2007, Wisniewski labored as a senior auditor for KPMG. She began in Des Plaines as finance director and added assistant metropolis supervisor to her credentials in 2014.

Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad famous officers have been grooming Wisniewski for the supervisor’s job.

“It boils down to at least one factor − she cares,” Sayad stated.

Wisniewski’s base wage as supervisor might be $270,000 per yr, up about 26% from her present pay, metropolis paperwork point out. Medical health insurance and entry to a municipal automobile might be amongst her advantages.

Bartholomew will keep on till March 31 to make sure a easy transition.

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