Timothy Wiberg

Brookfield trustees are poised to hire Timothy C. Wiberg as the village’s new manager, following a six-month search, at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 10.

The village board agenda, posted Friday afternoon, indicates that Wiberg will begin his job in Brookfield effective Sept. 24.

Wiberg was most recently the village manager in northwest suburban Lincolnwood from June 2003 until Aug. 31, 2018. He announced his resignation in June, six months after the Lincolnwood village board voted not to automatically renew his contract for another two years.

Lincolnwood trustees deadlocked at 3-3 on whether to let Wiberg’s contract automatically renew for another two years, but Mayor Barry Bass broke the tie, voting against renewal.

A press release announcing Wiberg’s resignation touted his success in securing more than $30 million in grants, which in part funded an overpass over Touhy Avenue and two recreation trails.

He also contributed to economic development efforts that resulted in the construction of new commercial developments, including four car dealerships, according to the press release.

While his contract was not renewed, Wiberg received plaudits from former three-term Lincolnwood Mayor Jerry Turry upon the announcement of his resignation.

“You are an outstanding village manager,” Turry was quoted as saying in a June 8 article in the Lincolnwood Review. “You are ethical, you are honest and you are fair, and that goes for staff, residents and your board.”

Wiberg was well compensated in Lincolnwood, according to an article in the Lincolnwood Review in December 2017. Starting in June 2016, Wiberg’s salary was $194,157, and he also received a $500 per month car allowance.

Earlier in his tenure as village manager, in 2007, the Lincolnwood board approved giving Wiberg a $150,000 loan to renovate his home or buy a new one, and forgave the loan at a rate of $10,000 for every year he remained as manager.

His contract in Lincolnwood automatically renewed for two more years if the village board did not provide 180 days’ notice that it would not renew automatically, according to the Lincolnwood Review.

The Lincolnwood Village Board gave Wiberg a $58,610 severance payment in addition to compensation for unused vacation time and unused sick days, the Lincolnwood review reported.

Prior to Lincolnwood, Wiberg was deputy city manager of Highland Park from 1996 to 2003, according to his LinkedIn page online. He also was administrative assistant to the city manager of Crystal Lake for three years.

He has a bachelor’s degree from North Park University and a master’s in public administration from Northern Illinois University.

Terms of Wiberg’s contract in Brookfield will not be released until after the Brookfield Village Board votes to approve it.