The Village of Tinley Park named David J. Niemeyer, 53, as its next village manager. Niemeyer, who is currently serving as village manager in Oak Brook, will begin his new role in Tinley Park on June 2.
Niemeyer received a bachelor of science degree in political science in 1983 and a master of public administration degree in 1985, both from Northern Illinois University.
“David Niemeyer brings an energetic, collaborative and results-oriented mentality to the Village of Tinley Park,” Tinley Park Mayor Edward J. Zabrocki said. “David is an experienced and especially gifted professional who will serve the Village of Tinley Park with the same passion and commitment we’ve come to expect from our village managers over the years.”
Former Village Manager Scott Niehaus–also an NIU alumnus–resigned his post in January to pursue a new career opportunity with the Village of Lombard, and since that time Assistant Village Manager Mike Mertens has acted as Interim Village Manager.
The Village Board hired the professional firm Voorhees Associates to conduct a thorough search for a replacement Village Manager, and it was through this process that the Village Board selected Niemeyer.
“I’m very excited to come to Tinley Park,” Niemeyer said. “I’ve lived in the south and southwest suburbs the majority of my life, and I’m just grateful to be able to come back here and work with one of the premier communities in the southwest suburbs.”
Niemeyer has 27 years of experience in village management. His most recent experience was as Village Manager of Oak Brook, Illinois from 2007 to the present. Before that, he served as city manager of Des Plaines, Illinois from 2003 to 2007; village manager of Homewood from 1998 to 2003; village manager of Richton Park from 1993 to 1998; village administrator for Orland Hills from 1988 to 1993; and city administrator/assistant to the mayor in Harvard, Ill. from 1986 to 1988.