Village Board appoints new Village Manager
When Todd Michaels announced his retirement after over 24 years of service with the Village, the Village Board conducted a nationwide recruitment to fill the position of Village Manager.
After reviewing numerous applications, four were selected to meet via teleconference. Following the interviews, the Village Board selected three finalists. One of the finalists removed themselves from consideration. The remaining two finalists participated in a battery of examinations, which included an open forum with residents.
Upon completion of this process, the Village Board selected Michael Hawes as the new Village Manager. They approved Mr. Hawes’ appointment as Village Manager at a special meeting on March 18th. Village President Jason Cyborowski stated that "The Board of Trustees conducted a nationwide search for our new Village Manager. Mr. Hawes competed with the other candidates and emerged as the best fit for Greendale. The Board is extremely pleased to be able to offer Mr. Hawes the position of Village Manager, and we look forward to working with him to move the Village of Greendale forward."
Hawes possesses 15 years of local government experience, including over eight years as municipal administrator for the Villages of Union Grove and Wind Point. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from UW-Milwaukee and is a credential manager through the International City Management Association (ICMA). Hawes currently resides in Kenosha with his wife Jacki, two-year old son Austin and two dogs.
“I am extremely excited to get to work with the Village Board, staff and community members of Greendale,” said Hawes. “Greendale is an outstanding community and I feel honored to serve as its next village manager.” Hawes will start on April 25.