David Niemeyer | Supplied photo
Updated: April 28, 2014 10:28AM
A former village manager for Homewood and Richton Park will become Tinley Park’s new village manager June 2, the village said Wednesday.
David Niemeyer is the village manager in Oak Brook, a job he has held since 2007. In Tinley Park, he will replace Scott Niehaus, who stepped down as village manager in January to take the manager’s position in Lombard.
Tinley Park hired a search firm to find a replacement for Niehaus, and 95 people applied for the job, Mayor Ed Zabrocki said Wednesday. Six finalists were interviewed for the position, he said.
The 52-year-old Niemeyer, a Chicago resident, will bring “an energetic, collaborative and results-oriented mentality” to the village, Zabrocki said.
Because of Tinley Park’s residency rule, Niemeyer will have one year to move into the village, the mayor said. The manager salary will be $170,000 a year, he said.
Niemeyer was village manager in Homewood from 1998 until 2003, when he took the job of city manager in Des Plaines. He was Richton Park’s village manager from 1993 to 1998, and village administrator for Orland Hills from 1988 to 1993.