Oak Brook's current Village Manager David Niemeyer will replace Niehaus, who left in January for a managerial position in Lombard, village staff said Tuesday evening.
“David Niemeyer brings an energetic, collaborative and results-oriented mentality to the Village of Tinley Park,” Mayor Edward J. Zabrocki said. “David is an experienced and especially gifted professional who will serve the Village of Tinley Park with the same passion and commitment we’ve come to expect from our Village Managers over the years.”
The Village Board is expected to approve Niemeyer's appointment during its April 1 meeting.
“I’m very excited to come to Tinley Park,” Niemeyer said. “I’ve lived in the south and southwest suburbs the majority of my life, and I’m just grateful to be able to come back here and work with one of the premier communities in the southwest suburbs.”
Niemeyer received a bachelor of science degree in political science in 1983 and a master of public administration degree in 1985, both from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Niemeyer has 27 years of experience in village management. His most recent experience was as Village Manager of Oak Brook, Illinois from 2007 to the present. Before that, he served as City Manager of Des Plaines, Illinois from 2003 to 2007; Village Manager of Homewood from 1998 to 2003; Village Manager of Richton Park from 1993 to 1998; Village Administrator for Orland Hills from 1988 to 1993; and City Administrator/Assistant to the Mayor in Harvard, Illinois from 1986 to 1988.
Niemeyer is expected to begin in June.