Interim Parking Director Jill Velan has been named director of the Village Department of Parking and Mobility Services, according to a village news release.
Velan, 43, has served as interim parking director since 2012, when Village Manager Cara Pavlicek, who previously served in the position, was named interim village manager.
"With so much happening in the parking department throughout the year, we felt it was vitally important that our new parking director be able to hit the ground running," Pavlicek, who was promoted to the position of village manager in 2013, said in the news release. "Jill has proven herself capable of managing the day-to-day operations in the parking department while focusing on long-term issues."
While serving in the interim position, Velan oversaw the establishment of the village's online overnight parking system and passport parking system.
Velan said in the news release that parking will be impacted in the future by proposed developments at South Boulevard and Harlem Avenue, Lake and Forest and the Colt site, east of Harlem and Lake.
"We're going to implement a large, coordinated effort to make sure that we satisfy the stakeholders before, during and after these projects have been completed," she said. "We'll make sure parking goes smoothly, so everyone else can focus on investing in Oak Park's future."
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