River Forest's Village Administrator Eric Palm will begin working in Hoffman Estates in 2021. | Photo provided

Eric Palm, River Forest’s long-time village administrator, will fill that same position in Hoffman Estates beginning in early 2021, according to press releases from both River Forest and Hoffman Estates.

His last day in River Forest will be Feb. 5, and he will officially be appointed as village administrator in Hoffman Estates at that village’s Dec. 7 meeting.

Lisa Scheiner, who has served as assistant village administrator since 2013, will serve as the acting village administrator when Palm leaves and until a new village administrator can be recruited in 2021.

Village President Cathy Adduci said in a Dec. 2 press release, “Times are such that people might not want change, but the village will face this head on. These are challenging times, but with consistency and focus, we will be fine. Eric has been an exceptional leader and we are grateful for his leadership and commitment to River Forest.”

Palm has served as village administrator in River Forest since 2010.

“I am thankful to all of the elected officials, residents and business owners that I have established relationships with during my time in River Forest. Most importantly, I want to thank the professional village staff who deserve the credit for our success.  It is their hard work each day that allows us to achieve all of the village board’s goals,” Palm said in the release.

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