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Oswego Administrator Jones Out at Village Hall

Apr 20, 2015 03:18PM ● By Steven Jack
Oswego Village Administrator Steve Jones will leave his post upon the May 5 swearing in of new Village President Gail Johnson.

A statement from Village Hall Monday said the village soon will begin recruitment activity to replace Jones. An interim village administrator is expected to be named, the statement said.

"We wish Steve the very best in his future endeavors,” Johnson said.

Johnson also thanked Jones for his work on the village's strategic, comprehensive and long-range capital plans, as well as the formation of an economic development policy. 

Contacted by phone Monday, Jones directed questions regarding why he was leaving to Johnson. Johnson said Jones' contract with the village ended with the term of Village President Brian LeClercq, and she chose not to renew that contract. 

Jones has worked in Oswego for three years, replacing former administrator Gary Adams. Former Police Chief and Kendall County Sheriff Dwight Baird served as interim administrator for about one year before Jones was hired. 

Jones said he believes Johnson inherits a village that's in strong shape. 

"We have recruited and developed what may clearly be the
 best management team in the history of the community, we have developed strong reserves and budgetary practices, we have formulated a 10-20 year view of our infrastructure and capital needs, we developed collaborative working relationships with our neighboring communities and we have put our economic development program on-track," he said. "I am proud that we can provide President-Elect Johnson and the new Village Board with a strong foundation to continue to move the community forward." 

Jones said he currently does not have another job opportunity.

"I'm going to ramp up my biking, spring sailing and hopefully watch the Blackhawks win another Stanley Cup," he said.