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Homewood Welcomes New Assistant Village Manager

Michael Marzal was sworn into office during the Oct. 9 Homewood village board meeting.

New Assistant Village Manager Michael Marzal was sworn in to office during Tuesday night's board meeting.

The Tinley Park native was formerly working for the Village of Lincolnwood, but a desire to return to the South Suburbs brought him to Homewood.

"I grew up out here," Marzal said. "I used to swim at (H-F) High School and play hockey at the (H-F) ice rink."

Marzal received his master's degree in Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. Before Lincolnwood, he served as assistant village manager for the City of Woodstock. He foresees a smooth transition into his new role.

"Operationally, I think (working for Homewood) will be similar to what I've been doing in the past."

Watch the video above to see Marzal's swearing into office.

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Paul October 11, 2012 at 09:01 PM
The Homewood Village Manager needs an assistant!?
nonya October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Is the manager really that overwhelmed?.......REALLY! Whom is he related to.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 03:19 AM
The position of assistant village manger is common among most municipalities. I've hung around town hall long enough to learn that running a village is a lot more work than you might think.
Gary Watts October 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Seems frivolous and unnecessary to me, I bet they are paying him a meaty salary as well. If the Patch could FOIA this, that would be nice.
Don Mastery October 12, 2012 at 09:39 PM
There has always been an assistant village manager in Homewood. The position became vacant after Jim Marino was promoted to village manager.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) October 12, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I believe he's getting paid $80,000 annually.
where is homewood going October 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM
thanks ryan, according to available on the inter-web docs, asst village manager can be paid no less than $88,368 and no more than just over $118k. must be alotta work to assistantly run a village. http://documents.village.homewood.il.us/finance/CurrentBudget.pdf

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