SHOREWOOD - What does Shorewood want to see in its next village manager?

That's the question that will be posed to Shorewood residents during a community meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the lower level of Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Shorewood Village Manager Chris Swartz will retire in May after 13 years. The village board has hired Gov HR USA, an Illinois-based executive recruitment firm, to conduct a nationwide search for the next village manager. Gov HR will collect input from community groups and other stakeholders throughout April.

Community input will be used to help craft a candidate profile, and a job ad will be posted in early May. Gov HR will review resumes and begin candidate interviews in June. In late June, the village board will review the top 10 candidates and narrow the candidate pool to a group of three to five finalists, who will be interviewed in July. The finalists will also be introduced to the community during public "meet and greet" events at that time.

The village board hopes to select a candidate in late July and have a new village manager in place by the end of the summer.

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