Reflections on Community
Nov 14, 2018
Bob Kiely, Lake Forest City Manager
Reflections on Community

Lake Forest City Manager Bob Kiely will retire at the end of January 2019.

"After close to three decades of putting my community first, it is now time I shift my priorities and put my family first," Kiely said. "The City is in a strong financial position and has a world-class staff. An ideal situation to be in when you are searching for a new City Manager."

Kiely, 61, was appointed city manager in November 1990. A Lake Forest resident, he graduated Lake Forest College in 1979, received a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 1981 and got his first job in local government with Lake Forest as assistant to the city manager from 1980 to 1982. He went on to spend four years in a similar role in Wilmette before becoming city administrator of Prospect Heights in 1986.

During Kiely's time as Lake Forest's chief administrative officer, he has worked with nine mayors and more than 50 City Council members.

Host: Bob Kiely