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Village Manager's Office

The Village Manager serves as the Chief Administrator of the Village. He is responsible to the Village Council for the management and operation of all departments of the Village, and he oversees the implementation of Village Council directives. He also serves as Village Clerk. His immediate staff consists of an Assistant Village Manager and Executive Assistant.




The Department facilitates good interdepartmental communication and operations and coordinates participation in numerous Village-wide functions. Our staff is dedicated to treating each individual as a valued customer and endeavors to respond in a friendly, professional, and prompt manner to all comments, questions, and feedback received.

The Village Attorney serves as a legal resource to the Village Council and provides legal support to all Village departments. He is responsible for drafting all ordinances and resolutions as well as reviewing all leases and contracts entered into by the Village.

Department staff are also responsible for other administrative functions, including:

  • Administering core Human Resources and Benefit functions
  • Providing Business Development services
  • Communicating internal and external information
  • Maintaining Village Code (ordinances and resolutions) and public documents
  • Serving as the Village’s election authority

Contact Information:

510 Green Bay Road
Second Floor


Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The 2020 holiday closings for the Village of Winnetka

Holiday Date Recognized
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Friday, July 3
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 27
Christmas Day Friday, December 25



Robert Bahan
Village Manager

Peter M. Friedman
Village Attorney
Elrod Friedman LLP

Kristin Kazenas
Assitant Village Manager

Ann Eriksson
Human Resources Generalist

Lizzy Storkman
Benefits Coordinator

iz Dechant
Economic Development Coordinator

Josie Clark
Communications Manager

Kathie Scanlan
Executive Assistant 

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