From the Village of Algonquin:
Trustee Jim Steigert Announces Retirement
Steigert Will Vacate Trustee Position on June 30
ALGONQUIN, IL – Trustee Jim Steigert has announced his intention to retire at the end of June. Steigert has served on the Algonquin Village Board for the past 22 years, first being elected in 1999.
Prior to his role as Village Trustee, Steigert served on the Village of Algonquin’s Economic Development Commission for seven years.
In addition to his service with the Village, Steigert also served on the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation Board, McHenry County Council of Governments Transportation Committee, Communities Against Gangs, the Algonquin Coalition of Community Organizations, and the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Rotary Club.
Steigert served on the Village Board during a significant period of growth in Algonquin, including commercial development along Randall Road, construction of a new public works facility and water treatment plant, development of several park sites, and the recent redevelopment of Old Town Algonquin.
His professional background as a design professional helped Algonquin maintain high quality architecture in its new developments.
“Managing our community growth to be balanced and high quality over the years has put Algonquin in a sustainable financial position while keeping the Village portion of property taxes low for our residents,” stated Village Trustee Jim Steigert.
“The redevelopment of Old Town Algonquin and all of the new businesses and activity is the cherry on top of what will make Algonquin a top-notch community for generations to come.”
For the 22 years Steigert served as Village Trustee, the Village Board adopted a balanced budget each year, maintained a flat property tax rate for residents, and also achieved a AAA bond rating, which is the highest rating possible.
Another notable impact Steigert had on the community was his service to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry, where he provided space planning, architectural design, and construction oversight services on a gratis basis for the organization’s new facility at 1113 Pyott Road in Lake in the Hills.
“Jim has been a steady hand on our Village Board whose vision and leadership will be missed,” stated Village President Debby Sosine. “We have been very fortunate to have Jim serve Algonquin in so many ways and wish him the best on his very well-deserved retirement.”
Village President Debby Sosine plans to announce a candidate to fill the remainder of Steigert’s term at a future meeting.