Following a nationwide search, the village of Flossmoor has hired Jonathan Bogue as assistant village manager. His first day on the job was Monday, Feb. 14.
Bogue has served the village of Lincolnwood since 2019.
Village Manager Bridget Wachtel welcomed Bogue to the staff, and noted that he will be responsible for working with residents on community engagement initiatives and will oversee communications. He will also fulfills a number of internal responsibilities for the village, including personnel policy management and risk management.
“Out of nearly 50 highly-qualified candidates, Jonathan rose to the top for a number of reasons including his relevant experience, project management skills and his tenacity and dedication to public service,” she said. “We’re thrilled for Jonathan to join the Village and know that his skills and breadth of knowledge for municipal operations will serve our residents well.”
As the assistant to the village manager in Lincolnwood, Bogue coordinated all benefits for village employees, served on the negotiations teams for the village’s Teamsters Local 700 contract, served as a liaison to the Environmental Commission, developed the village’s personnel policy manual, and more.
Prior to being named to the position in Lincolnwood, Bogue served as the village’s management analyst and assisted with the village’s budget process, risk management and assisted with human resources management, among other responsibilities.
Bogue holds a Master of Public Administration and Policy from Northwestern University, as well as a Master of Music Education from Michigan State University. Prior to his career in public administration, Bogue enjoyed a career in music education for nearly 10 years.
“I grew up in the south suburbs and have long admired Flossmoor, from its highly rated schools to its vibrant art scene. I was attracted to the opportunity to serve a diverse community and be part of a skilled leadership team,” Bogue said. “I look forward to getting to know the community and being part of an inclusive environment that promotes interaction amongst residents and celebrates traditions and differences.”