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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Village of Villa Park Announces New Village Manager

The Village of Villa Park is pleased to appoint Matthew C. Harline as our new Village Manager. Matthew will start his tenure on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge and over 32 years of experience in local government management, development, and public administration. Most recently as the Interim City Manager for the City of Dover, Delaware. He has also served as City Administrator for the City of Holts Summit and the City of Centralia, which are both located in Missouri. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington University (MO). 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the citizens of Villa Park”, Harline said. “I am excited about working in a village that has been nationally recognized as one of the best places to live and raise a family. I am also thrilled to work with the skilled professional staff, and buy a house in Villa Park with my wife Heather, and make Villa Park our home”. 

The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Village responsible for the professional management of all departments and operations of the Village. The Village Manager’s office is responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of all municipal services as defined by the Villa Park Board in the Village's Strategic Plan. The Village Board and staff are looking forward to working with Matthew. We believe he will be a great asset to the Village. 

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