- Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
Julia A. CedilloVillage Manager
Julia Cedillo has been Village Manager in La Grange Park since 2011. Prior to that, she served as the Village’s Interim and Assistant Village Manager. Julia also worked for the Village of Woodridge as the Management Analyst in the Administration Department. Julia began her career as an Intern for the City of DeKalb while completing her studies in the Masters of Public Administration Program (MPA) at Northern Illinois University (NIU).
Julia currently serves as the Chair of the IML Managers Committee, Past Chair of the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency (IRMA), and member to ICMA's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee and the ICMA Sustainability Committee. Previously, Julia served as a past President of the Metropolitan Managers Association Board, Chair of the NIU MPA Board of Advisors, and President of IAMMA. She is a member of the International City County Illinois City County Management Association (ILCMA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Maggie JarrDeputy Village ManagerMaggie Jarr joined the Village of La Grange Park as Assistant Village Manager in February 2021. Maggie previously served as a Senior Planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), where she worked with municipalities across northeastern Illinois to address transportation, economic development, housing, open space, governance, and other quality-of-life issues. She has a Master of Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Maggie is a member of the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA), Metropolitan Managers Association, and American Planning Association (APA). She grew up in Western Springs and graduated from Lyons Township High School.
Dean J. MaggosDirector of Fire & Emergency Management
Mr. Maggos has been with the Village since 2001, serving as both the Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management. He also served as Building Commissioner for over 20 years. Mr. Maggos began his fire service training in 1980, and previously served as Fire Marshal for the Village of Lombard, as Fire Inspector/Investigator for the Pleasantview Fire Protection District, and as a paid-on-call Deputy Fire Chief with the Lyons Fire Department. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's 4-year Executive Fire Officer Program and is certified in the State of Illinois as a Chief Fire Officer.
Mr. Maggos received a Master of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University, and an A.A.S. in Fire Science Technology from Triton College. He also completed coursework in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University. He previously served as the President of Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 10 and was named Fire Investigator of the Year in 1995 for the MABAS Division 10 Origin and Cause Team. He currently serves as the Chief Liaison for the MABAS 10 Hazardous Materials Team and has served with the team as Certified Hazardous Materials Technician since 1991. He is also a member of various other professional organizations.
Rick RaddeDirector of Public Works
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.
Tim ContoisChief of Police
Tim Contois has served as the Chief of Police since June 2019. He joined the La Grange Park Police Department in 2002, and served at the ranks of Patrol Officer, Officer in Charge, Detective, Sergeant, and Commander prior to assuming the role of Chief. Chief Contois is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command Program as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Command Course. He received a Master of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Governors State University, and is a State-Certified firearms and tactical driving instructor.
Chief Contois serves on the Board of the West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association, the La Grange Park Police Pension Fund, the Operations and ETSB Boards for the Lyons Township Area Communications Center (LTACC), and he is currently the chairman of the Major Case Assistance team (MCAT). He is also a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS).
Austin HaackeFinance Director
The Village Board appointed Austin Haacke as Finance Director in December 2022. Austin brings over 7 years of experience in local government finance from his tenure with the Village of Dwight, Illinois, where he served in the position of Finance Director since 2015. During his time in Dwight, Austin directed the Village’s annual budget processes and oversaw improvements in the Village’s financial management and reporting systems. He also managed the human resources functions for the Village, including participating in labor negotiations with its bargaining units.
He served as Dwight’s representative to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and was instrumental in the oversight of the Village’s two tax increment finance (TIF) districts and the development of a third. Austin has a Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting from Illinois State University and an Associates in Arts degree from Joliet Junior College and is preparing to sit for the CPA exam in the near future.
Kryz KociolekDirector of Building & Inspectional Services
The Village Board appointed Kryz Kociolek as Director of Building and Inspectional Services in April 2023. Kryz brings 10 years of experience in local government and, prior to joining the public sector, he worked for seven years in private architecture firms. Kryz previously served as the Chief Building Inspector/Building Official for the Village of Mokena, where he performed plan reviews and inspections on a variety of residential and commercial projects and oversaw staff in the day-to-day operations of the department. Prior to that, he served as a Building Inspector /Plan Reviewer for the Village of Orland Park.
Kryz is a licensed architect in Illinois and has extensive knowledge of the International Code Council (ICC) building codes and accessibility codes. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University in New York.