Barrington hires new public works director
Barrington has hired Fred Braun as its new director of public works effective Tuesday, village officials announced.
Braun comes to Barrington with more than 25 years of public works experience, which began in Niles, where he worked as a summer seasonal employee in 1996. He went on to serves as the village's deputy public services director and superintendent of streets and sewers before being named the director of public services in 2018.
Braun is a committee member of the American Public Works Association and has won numerous awards for his work in Niles, including the APWA Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award, the Niles Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Public Safety Award and multiple awards for project of the year, technological advancement and more.
"We conducted an extensive search for this critical position in our community, and Fred rose to the top as someone who will bring high-quality leadership, extensive experience, and the credentials to lead the Barrington Public Works Department," Village Manager Scott Anderson said in Tuesday's announcement
"It was apparent from the interview process that Fred is a very community-minded individual, and I believe that he will actively engage with our community and will be a tremendous asset to Barrington," Village President Karen Darch added.