Press release from the Village of Glenview:
June 2, 2021
The Village of Glenview has announced several changes in management positions:
• Amy Ahner, Director of Administrative Services since 2009, is leaving effective June 1 after 25 years with the Village. During her tenure she helped create a hybrid public/private model for finance and accounting, helped develop Glenview’s Geographic Information Mapping System (GIS) through an area consortium, managed construction of Gallery Park and Army Corps wetlands permitting for Air Station Prairie, managed the outsourced IT contract and expanded the model to include adjacent jurisdictions to collaborate on sharing IT services.
Ahner came to Glenview in 1996 after a private sector career as senior GIS research analyst. Her service to the Village included:
• 1996-1999 GIS/ CADD Specialist
• 1999-2005 Assistant Director of Economic Redevelopment
• 2005- 2007 Assistant Director of Capital Projects and Planning
• 2007- 2009 Director of Support Services
• 2009-2021 Director of Administrative Services
• Maggie Bosley has been hired as Deputy Village Manager effective June 1. Bosley served the Village as Finance Director since 2012 and been with the Village since 2009, through a contract with Lauterbach & Amen LLP. She more than 30 years municipal government experience.
Her work for Glenview, with the Village Board of Trustees and Village Manager, has kept the Village in solid financial position, which includes maintaining Moody’s highest credit rating of Aaa. She has been responsible for the compilation of the annual Village Budget and the annual Audit, both of which have annually received the Government Finance Officers Association (“GFOA”) Award. Over the past year, Maggie has been working with the Village Board and Village Manager to anticipate and mitigate the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bosley earned a B.A. in Accounting from Bradley University. She previously worked as Finance Director for the Village of Barrington.
• Bosley is expected to succeed Don Owen, who is planning to retire in late summer after 26 years with the Village. Hired as Director of Economic Development in 1995, Owen began directing the conversion of the 1,121-acre Naval Air Station Glenview into The Glen. That work continued as he was promoted to Director of Capital Projects in 2005 and Deputy Village Manager in 2007.
Today, The Glen is nationally recognized as a model for base closure success. It contains about 2,200 residential units, 1 million square feet of retail, 1 million square feet of office and more than 400 acres of open space.
As Deputy Village Manager, Owen worked in cooperation with state and federal lawmakers on the Village’s behalf in opposition to a plan that would have located a 2-mile-long freight train holding track through west Glenview. In May 2019, after several years of negotiations, the holding track was removed from the larger proposed Amtrak Hiawatha expansion project.
Owen attended the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a degree in Management and Technology. He was commissioned an Ensign in 1978, attended flight school and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. During his Naval career he was promoted to the rank of Commander, awarded 17 personal and unit decorations and amassed more than 1,800 flight hours and 500 aircraft carrier arrested landings.
During his tenure with the Village of Glenview, he developed and tracked legislative initiatives to pursue state and federal grants; co-chaired a Village-wide process evaluation and efficiency team (PREET); and was Village liaison to the Glenview Public Library while it developed and constructed a new $28.3 million library building.
This press release was produced by the Village of Glenview. The views expressed here are the author’s own.