Village of Bradley

The Village Hall is located at:
147 S. Michigan, Bradley, IL 60915
815 932 2125
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Village of Bradley

Administration

About the Office

The Main Office at the Bradley Village Hall is the base for all administrative services. This is the center point for all services and information for the Village of Bradley including the Board of Trustees, Commissions and Departments. Located here are the offices of the Mayor, Clerk, Village Administrator and Finance Director

The Mayor is the President of the Bradley Village Board of Trustees.

The Village Administrator is responsible for the day to day management of all Village business. The Village Treasurer also serves as Finance Director and is responsible for all financial and accounting procedures. A full time clerical staff supports the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Sewer Billing and aspects of insurance programs for the Village.

The Village Clerk is the “keeper of the records”. All ordinances, resolutions, meeting minutes and notices are prepared and maintained in the Clerk’s office. The Freedom of Information Act is administered through the office of the Village Clerk. The Clerk’s office is also responsible for licensing of businesses, vendors, transient/itinerant merchants, tree removal and tree planting permits, parade permits, etc.

Administrative office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30. Public meeting notices are posted in the lobby of the main office along with additional community information.

Administrative Staff

Mayor

Michael Watson

The Mayor is elected for a term of four years, and is technically the Village President of the Board of Trustees, as is provided by state statute.

Mayor

The Mayor is elected for a term of four years, and is technically the Village President of the Board of Trustees, as is provided by state statute.

Even though this is not a full time position, he is the chief executive officer of the village and presiding officer of all regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees and at all times when the Board of Trustees meets together as a committee of the whole.

The Village President shall preserve order and decorum in meetings of the village board, and shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the village board, without debate. Whenever there is a question as to the respective powers or duties of any appointed village officer, this shall be settled by the village president; and he shall have the power to delegate to any such officer any duty which is to be performed when no specific officer has been directed to perform the duty.

The Village President also serves as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.

Bio

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Village Clerk

Julie Tambling

The Village Clerk’s Office is the official keeper of the records for the Village.

Village Clerk

The Village Clerk’s Office is the official keeper of the records for the Village which includes but is not limited to Intergovernmental Agreements, Village project files, Ordinances, Resolutions, Minutes of Board meetings and all other legal documentation in regards to the actions of the Village of Bradley. Records retention, storage and destruction are functions of the Village Clerk. The Deputy Clerk is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for the Village.

The Freedom of Information Act is administered through the office of the Village Clerk.

The Clerk’s office is also responsible for licensing of businesses, vendors, transient/itinerant merchants, tree removal and tree planting permits, parade permits, etc.

The Village Clerk's office has numerous responsibilities according to our Village Code and the Illinois Compiled Statutes. Elected to a four year term, the part-time Village Clerk and the full-time appointed Deputy Clerk are always available to help the residents of Bradley who may have questions.

Following are some basic duties of the office of the Village Clerk:

  • Keeper of Village seal
  • Attest and seal all Village documents
  • Maintain record of all Village documents
  • Maintain Village ordinances, resolutions and proclamations
  • Keep register of all licenses and permits
  • Attend meetings of the corporate authorities and keep a full record of their proceedings

The office of the Village Clerk is located in the Main Office at the Bradley Village Hall, 147 S. Michigan Avenue. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bio

Julie Tambling a graduate of Canton High School; has been a resident of Bradley over 20 years. She has been an LMT for over 5 years. Before that she was an EDM for KTA in Frankfort, IL; marketing for 6 different College and Universities in the United States.

She has been married to her husband Roger Tambling for 20 years. Together they have 2 daughters, Sydney 15 and Charlee 6.

She is a member of the local Lions Club and Calvary Bible Church. In her free time she loves traveling with her family.

Deputy Clerk

Teresa Richert

The Village Clerk’s Office is the official keeper of the records for the Village.


Teresa Richert

Deputy Clerk/Executive Assistant/Payroll Clerk

Teresa Richert has been with the Village of Bradley for twenty-one years and has been involved in many areas within the Village. She is currently and has been the Executive Secretary to the Village President for seventeen years.

She has been the Village Deputy Clerk since 2012. Teresa is a Registered Municipal and a Certified Municipal Clerk and is the Full time “Keeper of the Recorders” and the FOIA Officer.

She handles and maintains all Liquor Licenses, Agendas, Meeting Notices, and Resolutions & Ordinances. She is the elected President of the Kankakee County Clerks Association since 2015. She has been the Payroll Clerk since 1999 and is the IMRF Authorized Agent. She is the Assistant to the Fire & Police Commission since 2009. She was the Administrative Assistant to the Police Department from 2009-2012. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to payroll for the Village and time allocation, file coordination, maintenance of the same.

Village Administrator

Catherine Wojnarowski

The Village Administrator is responsible for the day to day management of all village business.

Village Administrator

The Village of Bradley operates under the Mayor/Council form of government. The Village President appoints the Village Administrator, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, to serve as the chief administrative officer, responsible for managing the daily operations and providing direction to all Village departments.

The Administrator reports directly to the Village President. This relationship combines the political leadership and policy-making of elected officials with the professional administrative training, education, and experience of a Village Administrator.

Under this form of government, the elected representatives establish policies that direct the Village. The Administrator is charged with the implementation of these policies efficiently and effectively.

The Administrator's responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of five village departments: Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, and Community Development.

The Administrator’s General Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Creation of long-term financial plans that establish and maintain a strong fiscal position.
  • Analyze and create diversification of current and future revenue sources.
  • Promote economic diversification in our local economy.
  • Examine approaches and alternatives to balance the funding of projects with successful implementation.
  • Identify qualified professionals and contractors to assist in leveraging the abilities of Village staff.
  • Enhance and expand the use of social media to tell Bradley’s story to current and future residents and businesses.
  • Initiate steps to review and streamline all of Bradley’s service sectors and service delivery approaches.
  • Conduct process improvement analyses across departments and units to ensure cost savings and efficiencies.
  • Identify automation and technology enhancement opportunities for internal waste management and increased Village service delivery to our residents.
  • Creation of a Village’s Capital Improvement Program aligned with revenue sourcing to ensure implementation and success of the program. Work the program to accelerate infrastructure improvements and repairs. 
  • Examine the Village life cycle needs of facilities, playgrounds, streets, sidewalks.
  • Develop and implement a Comprehensive Park Improvement Plan to identify and complete long term Village-wide park improvements.
  • Work to enhance community engagement.
  • Implement a Village marketing and branding plan to attract diverse residents, visitors, developers, investors to the community.
  • Elevate the Village’s brand and awareness to highlight Bradley’s position as an overall excellent community, a top residential choice, and a thriving location for business opportunities and commercial enterprises.
  • Provide the Village Board with an objective analysis of staffing levels and potential organizational refinement or changes.
  • Explore outsourcing options and diverse service delivery models when necessary.
  • Examine existing compensation and benefits structure.
  • Identify a proactive approach towards workforce planning, succession planning, and future staffing levels.
  • Explore the potential of consolidation of related responsibilities and facilities between the various Village’s departments.
  • Creation of community and economic development plans that attract commercial, residential, and manufacturing development across the community.
  • Explore opportunities to develop/re-develop Broadway, Bradley’s ‘Downtown.’
  • Develop a stabilization and diversification strategy for shopping centers along our active Route 50 commercial corridor.
  • Work to decrease vacancies in all sections and areas of commercial activity.
  • Provide the Village Board with an objective analysis of concepts and ideas related to redeveloping/enhancing blighted properties.
  • Creation of marketing programs that are successful at attracting and retaining businesses.
  • Identify strategies to attract daytime employment options and businesses to the Village to support the community’s retail and dining industries.
  • Analyze and implement strategies to revise the Village’s overall approach to workforce planning and management.
  • Identify strategies to attract ’24-hour’ revenue streams by leveraging the regions strong manufacturing sector.

Catherine Wojnarowski

Mrs. Wojnarowski is a dedicated and driven administrative and financial professional with over 18 years of leadership experience in both the public and private sector. Mrs. Wojnarowski’ s skill set comprises of a wide range of competencies which support the development of high performing teams focused on exceeding expectations. Before working in the public sector, Mrs. Wojnarowski was a thriving leader, working for CarMax, a fortune 500 retailer. Mrs. Wojnarowski works with competing interests to drive the goals of the Village of Bradley and cultivates strong relationships with key stakeholders.

Mrs. Wojnarowski is currently completing her master’s degrees from Governors State University in both Public Administration and Political Justice; her undergrad work was completed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mrs. Wojnarowski considers it an honor to serve the Village of Bradley and its citizens through her role as a Village Administrator.

Finance Director

Rob Romo

The Village Treasurer also serves as Finance Director and is responsible for all financial and accounting procedures.

Finance Department

Mission Statement

To maintain the financial integrity of the Village and to provide comprehensive and integrated financial management and purchasing services to Village departments so that they can accomplish their missions.

Services

The Village's Finance Department provides all accounting services, performs investment and cash management activities, and coordinates capital financing, purchasing, debt administration, budget preparation and control, as well as audit preparation and compliance. As required by statute, the treasurer provides regular reports on the fiscal condition of the Village to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees.

Objectives

The Director of Finance coordinates all of the financial affairs of the Village, establishes and maintains necessary controls, and supervises the employees and activities of the Finance Department. The objectives of the Finance Department are as follows:

  • Prepare regular reports on the financial condition of the Village as directed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees or required by statute.
  • Develop and recommend to the Mayor and Board of Trustees arrangements for the efficient financing of the Village’s five-year capital improvement plan.
  • Perform short and long-range financial planning through the identification of future expenses and analysis of potential revenue sources.
  • Review all departmental payment requests, prepare documents for consideration by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, and disburse all approved funds in a timely manner.
  • Invest temporarily idle funds to earn the highest possible return while at all times protecting the safety of principal through the use of sound investment practices.
  • Calculate, distribute, and collect utility bills and other charges for village services at the rates established by the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee the Village’s payroll process.
  • Establish purchasing procedures and assist operating departments to achieve optimum value for funds expended for equipment, supplies, and services.
  • Provide budget preparation support to the Village Administrator and operating departments to assure accuracy and timely submission to the Mayor and Board of Trustees.
  • Coordinate budget implementation to assure conformance with funding limits and other budgetary controls.
  • Facilitate the collection of information required for the development of the annual audit and preparation of the Annual Financial Report.
  • Provide timely payment of the Village’s outstanding bonds, preparation of information and reporting required for bond rating agencies and preparation and filing of required debt disclosures.

Safeguard Village assets through adherence to sound financial management practices and procedures.

Rob Romo

Mr. Romo is a Certified Public Accountant & Certified Fraud Examiner with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from DePaul University. His professional experience includes: ten years working in public accounting performing audit and consulting work for units of local governments with revenues in excess of 100M, Harwood Heights, Illinois; Finance Director for two years years prior to that role spent two years as the Finance Director for Schiller Park, Illinois.

Mr. Romo is an active member of both the national Government Finance Officers Association and the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA).

Mr. Romo is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all operations of the Finance Department including budgeting, collections, accounting, treasury and other fiscal activities.

Administration Contact


Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4:30PM

Transparency Portal

Appointed Attorneys and Appointed Engineer

Spesia & Taylor Attorneys at Law

Appointed Attorney

Boyd Legal Services PC

President Jamie Boyd

Engineer: MG2A

Michael Gingerich
Michael Gingerich - Village of Bradley Engineer
  • 147 S. Michigan
    Bradley, IL 60915

  • Phone: 815-932-2125

  • Fax: 815-933-9496

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