Duties of the Village Manager:
Performs all the duties of Village Manager as set forth in Title III (Administration), Chapter 30 (Village Administration), Section 30.04 (Village Manager) of the Maywood Village Code, including but not limited to working as the Village Manager during regular business hours, as well as outside of normal business hours on an as-needed basis, attending all Village Board meetings, and performing any additional tasks or services within the scope of the duties of the Village Manager as requested by the Village President and Board of Trustees.
The Village of Maywood newly appointed village manager is Chasity Wells-Armstrong. She is a servant leader with a track record of improvements who has served as a city council member, worked in state government, managed district operations for two (2) Members of Congress, was elected the first African-American mayor and only the second woman in the City of Kankakee, Illinois history while concurrently executing the role of City Manager/Administrator. Under her administration as mayor, she oversaw the daily operations of the city, managed a team of department heads, oversaw an operating budget of $46M, revitalized economic development throughout the region, balanced the budget every year and lowered the City's portion of property taxes for three consecutive years. She leveraged data analytics and implemented best practices for governance as well as created forward-thinking initiatives that improved transparency, policy, services, programs, accessibility, safety, revenue streams, cost control and gender equity. Ms. Armstrong was the recipient of the 2018 Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects-Illinois for the Kankakee Riverfront Master Plan; received funding from private and public grants. She brings a wealth of experience in cost-effective operations and high standards to Maywood. She has a Master in Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work and an Associate in Liberal Arts.
Let the Village of Maywood welcome our new innovative and energetic village manager, Chasity Wells-Armstrong.