WOODRIDGE, Ill. (April 28, 2023) – The Village of Woodridge has announced the addition of John Harrington as Director of Finance, following the retirement of its previous Finance Director Nadine Alletto who retired in January and served the community for 10 years. The Village of Woodridge received 29 applications across four states for this position, which will be responsible for overseeing the Village’s $80.7 million operating budget, annual audits, investment of cash, collection of revenues, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, and water billing. Harrington will take on the challenge of continuing to lead the Village in its tradition of strong financial management, which includes strong credit ratings, and multiple awards by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), including the Annual Financial Reporting Award and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 17 consecutive years. Additionally, the Village is one of 317 governments across the nation to receive a GFOA Triple Crown award.
“John has an impressive background and will bring 31 years of experience, including previous municipal experience to our community,” said Al Stonitsch, Village Administrator. “It’s clear that John is a highly motivated professional who is passionate about public service, and enjoys leading other towards shared success. I’m confident that John will serve Woodridge well in the years to come.”
Harrington is a Certified Public Accountant who has been serving the community of Minooka for the past 16 years as the Finance Director and Village Treasurer. Prior to serving the community of Minooka, Harrington worked as a controller at the Housing Authority of Cook County where he directed and supervised staff responsible for the daily operations of the accounting department for the Public Housing and Section 8 Program. He also has eight years of experience serving public accounting firms.
“I’m excited to join the leadership team at the Village of Woodridge and have the opportunity to work with a talented Finance Department with a proven track record,” said Harrington. “I look forward to continue bringing strong and responsible financial practices to the dedicated stakeholders and residents of Woodridge.”
Harrington’s first day with the Village of Woodridge will be May 15, 2023. He currently lives in Tinley Park with his family and is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society. He is also the President of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) and is a board member with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering with the Rainbow Council, Boys Scouts of America, and serves on their Executive Board. Harrington graduated from North Central College with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting.
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About Village of Woodridge
The Village of Woodridge is dedicated to achieving a high quality of life by providing superior customer service, responsible emergency services, and diverse programs and amenities in a fiscally responsible manner. Incorporated in 1959, with less than 500 residents, the Village of Woodridge is home to over 34 thousand people today and is located approximately 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. Woodridge includes a thriving commercial community with one of the largest business parks in the Chicago metropolitan area, thousands of acres of forest preserve land, six public elementary schools, one junior high school, and outstanding library and park facilities. To learn more about the Village of Woodridge, visit woodridgeil.gov