Careers of NIU MPA Alumni in Local Government*

1st Deputy Commissioner, Dept of Environment City of Chicago Captain/Shift Commander Elmwood Park Fire Dept.
Director, Financial Planning City of Portland City Manager City of DeKalb
Director, Dept of Economic Development Geneva Fire Chief Park Ridge Fire Dept.
Personnel Director City of Rock Island Senior Sanitarian DuPage Co. Health Dept.
Executive Secretary Village of Lake Bluff Auditor Supervisor City of Chicago
Village Administrator Village of Carey Senior Director of Economic Development Downer's grove
Assistant to the Mayor City of Chicago Director of Environmental Health Winnebego Co. Health Dept
Director of Admin. Services Kendall County Police Commander Village of Mt. Prospect
Village Manager Buffalo Grove Director DeKalb Park District
Administrative Analyst City of Naperville English Instructor Barrington Community Schools
City Manager City of Moraine Assistant Commissioner of Aviation Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Assistant Director City of Auror Capital Budget Manager Chicago Public Schools
Planner City of Elgin Director, Capital Program Budgets & Admin Chicago Metropolitan Transit Authority
Director, Parks and Recreation Bolingbrook Park District Deputy Building Commissioner Village of Hinsdale
Deputy Commissioner Chicago Public Library Human Services Director Walworth County
Director of Business & Facilities Dixon Public Schools Chief of Police City of West Chicago
Police Officer Village of Bloomingdale Mayor City of Plano
Director of Public Works City of Rock Island Special Education Teacher Kingswood High School
School Psychologist Rich Township Lieutenant Paramedic Bloomingdale
Director of Community Development Clarendon Hills Assistant City Attorney Joliet
Public Information Officer Village of Gurnee Health Administrator City of Chicago
Operations Superintendent, Highway Dept. Chippewa County Town Manager Highland Beach
Information Systems Director Naperville Director of Engineering City of DeKalb
Bureau Chief Dept. of Mental Health & Develop. Disabilities Labor Relations Manager Oklahoma City
Information Systems Director Naperville Director, Imaging and Office Technology Wayne County

*Because of the high number of MPA graduates, this is just a sampling of positions held by MPA alumni.