The Village Board appointed Rick Radde as the Director of Public Works in December of 2018. Rick previously served in the Public Works Department for over 18 years as Water Operator. Rick also worked as a seasonal employee for three summers before accepting a full-time position in 1994. He also served on the La Grange Park Fire Department for 13 years.
In 2012, Rick left the Village to pursue a career advancement with the Village of Bensenville Public Works Department for over six years. Rick served as the Utility Supervisor and then as Assistant Director of Operations. Rick also briefly served the Village of Montgomery as the Public Works Director before returning to the Village of La Grange Park.
Rick received his Bachelor of Arts from Benedictine University and Associates of Arts from Lincoln College. Rick is a Certified Water Operator, Certified Arborist and is a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Rick was born, raised and lived in La Grange Park for over 43 years.