Brookfield, IL – The Village is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Schwarz as the next Director of Community Development for the Village of Brookfield. Mr. Schwarz most recently served as the Director of Planning for the City of Joliet and brings over 24 years of experience in community planning and private sector real estate development experience to the Community Development Department.
Mr. Schwarz is a Certified Urban Planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and has his Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree with the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In addition to his experience with the City of Joliet, Mr. Schwarz has served as the Director of Planning and Zoning with the Village of Homer Glen and as a Village Planner with the Village of Bartlett among other roles.
Mr. Schwarz will start his new role on Tuesday September 8th, 2020. Regarding the hiring of Michael Schwarz, Brookfield Village Manager, Tim Wiberg stated “ I am impressed with Mike’s vast municipal planning experience and throughout his interview process here he articulated how different aspects of his work experiences will translate into initiatives he will plan on starting here. I am confident he will make immediate positive impacts on our community”
Any inquiries should be directed to Village Manager Timothy Wiberg at 708-485-7344.