Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore announced his choice for the position of Director of Administrative Services in a press conference Friday.
Moore has selected Glenda Hackemack for the role and awaits confirmation by the City Council.
â??"Well I was looking for somebody who had experience working with a board of directors. Somebody who has formed and worked within a budget. Somebody who has experience working with government, and somebody's who made touch decisions, stuck by them, and has a fresh outlook on city politics. I had 12 candidates that applied and I'm so fortunate that people stepped up to serve our community. When looking through the prism of those requirements, Glenda was the best person for the job," the mayor said.
Hackemack, 44, is a graduate of Warsaw High School and earned a business management degree from Western Illinois University.
She has served as the executive director of the West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living for seven years and as executive director of the Quincy YWCA for five years. In both roles she had extensive dealings with the Planning & Development, Police and Fire departments.
She has been actively involved as a leader in professional organizations, and has served the community through involvement with Madonna House, United Way of Adams County, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Little Peopleâ??s Golf Tournament, and Quincy Blue Devil Football Booster Club.
"I have a lot to learn, but I believe that my experience will allow me to hit the ground running and give the City Council and Mayor what they need to keep us moving in the right direction,â?? Hackemack said in the release.
The job would begin on July 8 if confirmed by Quincy City Council members and the salary would be $75,000 plus an additional $300 monthly auto allowance.
Hackemack told KHQA one of the first things she is going to do in the position is learn what is going on internally to help make it a smooth transition.
Hackemack is Moore's second choice for the administrative services post.
Third Ward Alderman Paul Havermale withdrew from the nomination after news stories raised questions about more than $750,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes at an alarm business he ran with his father.