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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Oak Park's first and only sustainability manager, Katherine "K.C." Doyle has departed for a new job in Lake County, village spokesman David Powers confirmed.

The position, which initially paid $69,500, was created in 2009 with the aim of implementing the village's environmental action plan and advancing reduced energy use, water conservation, green buildings and improved air quality, among other goals, according to the village job description.

Doyle could not immediately be reached for comment.

During her tenure, she spearheaded the village's nationally recognized green energy aggregation program, which reduced electric bills for residential and commercial consumers while shifting to power from renewable resources, Powers said in a telephone interview.

In addition to being the "point person on environmental issues," Doyle served as a liaison between the village and a group of Oak Parkers who established the community garden on Madison Street, Powers said.

Prior to serving as sustainability manager, Doyle was a member of the Oak Park Environment and Energy Advisory Commission, serving on the panel from 2007 to 2009.

Powers said it was uncertain whether the village will fill the position or assign the duties to existing employees.

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Brian Slowiak from Oak Park  

Posted: April 10th, 2014 8:17 AM

If,if, manager Pavlicek "hates sustainability, shutting down the village initative one at a time", she must be doing so with the approval of the Village Board. The Village Board hired her..The Board is doing this not the manager.

Me too  

Posted: April 9th, 2014 10:47 PM

I think you forgot a few people. It is around 24.

Oak Park from Oak Park  

Posted: April 9th, 2014 7:49 AM

K.C. is the 20th staff person to quit under Manager Pavlicek's reign of terror. Pavlicek hates sustainability and is shutting down the Village, one initiative at a time. The position will not be reappointed unless the board forces her to do it.

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