The Administration Department for the village includes the Village Manager, Executive Secretary, Media Coordinator, and HR Generalist. The Village of Richton Park operates under the board / manager form of government. The Village Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the village. The manager position is appointed by the president and Board of Trustees and serves as business manager, attends all board meetings, and makes recommendations to the board. The village manager is responsible for implementing the policies and directives of the village president and Board of Trustees. The village manager supervises the village staff, consultants, and leads the development of staff, makes recommendations to the village president and board, and supports the village's various committees and commissions.
The manager duties include:
- Preparing a budget for the board’s consideration
- Recruiting, hiring, and supervising the government’s staff
- Serving as the board’s chief adviser
- Carrying out the board’s policies
- Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the village
- Develops annual strategic plan
The Village of Richton Park endeavors to improve the quality of life through ethical leadership, fiscal responsibility, inclusiveness, effective communication, and economic prosperity that yields a sustainable and vibrant community.
The Village of Richton Park strives to be a premier community in the southern suburbs. It is committed to providing a safe, resident and business-friendly environment, with high quality services, excellent schools, and a responsive government that makes Richton Park the place where people want to live, work and play.
VILLAGE OF RICHTON PARK, IL
The hub of Chicago’s Southland suburbs, the Village of Richton Park strives to be a premier community that is committed to providing a safe, resident and business-friendly environment, with high quality services, excellent schools, and a responsive government.
The Village’s previous motto, “Proud Past, Bright Future,” was exemplary of what Richton Park has been, and what it is to come. Richton Park’s beginnings hold rich in history, being a major thoroughfare for the indigenous Sauk and Potawatomi Native Americans, as well as a route on the Underground Railroad.
Now with nearly 14,000 residents , Richton Park has evolved into a warm, welcoming and diverse village with easy access to the city via a busy Metra station and Interstates 57 and 80. Having so much to offer, the Village aims to be a place where people want to live, work and play.
With the Village’s new tagline, “Your Home,” Richton Park prides itself on being a tight knit community with opportunities for adults as well as youth, including a new charter school, new library, plenty of programs and activities and quick access to four-year Governors State University. Economic Development and Education are of significant priority for residents and Village leadership, as various areas are slated for redevelopment, which will result in several commercial out-lot opportunities, a state-of-the art technology center, as well as a 60 unit residential complex. To attract and retain Millennials, families and those wishing to “age in place,” Richton Park is also developing a transit-oriented town center and fostering a spirit of volunteerism, entrepreneurship and beautification in the Village.
With all that the Village of Richton Park has in its sights, it is an extremely viable choice for developers, families, and businesses. Proving its proud past, Richton Park is now seeing through to its “Bright Future.”