The Administration Department is located in Room 2100 of the Village Hall, and is responsible for personnel, purchasing, risk management, fiscal year budget preparation and administration, data processing and daily supervision of Village departments. Residents are invited to address general inquiries to the Village Manager's Office, which in turn may forward specific matters to the appropriate department or agency.
The Village Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Village. This individual is responsible to the Mayor and Board of Trustees for the proper administration of all affairs of the Village and implementation of Village Board policy.
The Administration Department can be reached at 630/693-7511.
Profile: Appointed as Village Manager in 1989, the longest serving Manager in the Village’s history. Previously served as Assistant Village Manager since October 1986. In addition to Addison, during his 39-year career, served in administrative positions with the Villages of Woodridge and Orland Park.
In 1991, he was the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), which provides insurance and risk management services to over 70 Chicagoland municipalities. In 2004-06 and 2017-18, he served as Secretary/Treasurer of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, a Council of Government which represents the interests of 33 communities in DuPage County. He is the only person to have held that position three times. From 2011 to 2015, served as an "At Large" member of the Board of Directors of the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. In 2010, was appointed to the DuPage County Emergency Telephone Systems Board, representing the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference; currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board.
During his tenure, the Village has received three bond rating upgrades (from A to AA to AA+), and has been a leader in community relations, intergovernmental cooperation, and in the use of technology. The Village has also pursued an extensive program of public improvements, including $30 million in flood control work, $47 million in new and remodeled public buildings, and tens of millions in numerous utility, roadway and other public improvements. In addition, the Village has pursued extensive residential and commercial redevelopment activities, which are remaking the look of the community. In 2002, Addison was only the second municipal government in the State of Illinois to receive the Commitment to Excellence (Bronze Award) from Illinois Performance Excellence (formerly the Lincoln Foundation.) Illinois Performance Excellence reviews organizations for performance and organizational excellence, and uses a rating system which is similar to the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
Mr. Block holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Lewis University (1979), and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University (1980). He was an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Lewis University for more than twenty (20) years, and has also lectured at the Graduate School at Northern Illinois University.