On Thursday, July 20, the mayor and Village Board were slated to appoint Al Stonitsch as the next village administrator of the Village of Woodridge. Stonitsch comes to Woodridge from the Village of Glen Ellyn, where he has served as assistant village manager for more than four years.
Stonitsch has spent the last 17 years working in local government, including previously serving the Village of Glenview for nearly 13 years. Most recently, as the assistant village manager in Glen Ellyn, he was responsible for the Village’s facilities maintenance, human resources, information technology, communications and senior services divisions within the Village Manager’s Office. During Stonitsch’s tenure in Glen Ellyn, he also served as a key member of the village’s design/build team for the new Glen Ellyn Police station facility and Civic Center space needs analysis.
“Being selected to be the next village administrator for Woodridge is a great thrill and a tremendous honor,” stated Stonitsch. “Woodridge has always had a great reputation for being a top tier community in which to live and raise a family, and to open and expand one’s business. I’m truly looking forward to getting to know the community and Village staff, and working with the senior management team to achieve the goals and priorities of Mayor Cunningham and the Village Board.”
“We are very pleased to have Mr. Stonitsch as the next village administrator of the Village. He has a tremendous amount of experience that will serve him well in his new position. We look forward to welcoming him into his new role, and for his continuing the tradition of excellent administrators serving the Village of Woodridge, ” Mayor Cunningham said
Stonitsch holds a Master’s Degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Marquette University. He is a member and participant in the International-Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA) and Illinois Association of Municipal management Assistants (IAMMA), and several other professional associations.
He will begin his new position on August 21.