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Glen Ellyn names new public works director

Dave Buckley is the new Glen Ellyn public works director, a position he assumed after serving a interim public works director since April when former director Julius Hansen retired.

Buckley has been an employee of the village since 1990. He began his career at the Village Links and served in multiple capacities including grounds crew, senior grounds supervisor and golf course co-superintendent. In 2007, he transitioned to the role of assistant public works director.

During his 14 years serving as assistant public works director, he oversaw the restructuring of the operations division at public works, as well as the creation of the utilities and street/forestry divisions. Among other duties, he managed snow removal operations and salt purchasing. Buckley also directed the implementation and continued administration of a work and asset management software, allowing public works to increase levels of service and improve department functionality and efficiencies.

“I am honored and excited for this opportunity to serve the Village of Glen Ellyn,” said Buckley, who’s appointment was approved June 14 by the Village Board. “It is my goal for public works staff to be collectively and individually on a great trajectory for success and fulfillment. We pride ourselves in making a difference in people’s everyday lives, whether they realize it or not.”

As public works director, Buckley will oversee a staff of 35 employees.

“We look forward to Dave’s continued leadership within the Public Works Department,” said Mark Franz, Glen Ellyn Village Manager. “His high level of customer service and longstanding career with the Village are the perfect fit for the community’s needs and priorities.”