Village Manager Todd Hileman was given the Outstanding Manager Award by the Illinois Association of Municipal Assistants in DeKalb on May 9, the Sun-Times reports.
Hileman received the honor for his 2011 financial planning, which saved the village $460,000, according to the Sun-Times. The plan, known as the the Municipal Partnering Initiative, grouped together "22 nearby villages bidding for public works projects as one unit with more buying power to save public money."
In addition to his fiscal efforts, Hileman has worked , heading up an area task force examining the electrical .
This is the second award Hileman's Initiative has won, in April the plan received a nod from the Alliance for Innovation.
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