James H. Norris

James H. Norris has served since 1998 as the village manager of the Village of Hoffman Estates, Ill. Previously, Norris served as the city manager of Gladstone, Mo., the assistant village manager of Schaumburg, Ill., Palatine, Ill. and interned for the Village of Western Springs, Ill. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, a member and past president of the Illinois City/County Management Association and a member and past president of the Chicago Metropolitan Manager’s Association.

Norris serves as the chairman of the Executive Board of the Northwest Suburban Municipal Joint Action Water Agency, chair of the Northwest Central Dispatch Joint Emergency Management Agency, vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, and is on the board and is a past chair of the Northwest Central Dispatch Agency. Mr. Norris has a B.A. in history from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and received his M.P.A. from NIU.  

As an instructor for NIU, Norris teaches PSPA 600, PSPA 412, PSPA 410, POLS 303X.  Norris has previously taught in the Masters in Public Policy program at Northwestern University and the Masters of Public Affairs program at Park College.

James H. Norris



M.P.A., Northern Illinois University

Contact Us

Department of Public Administration
IASBO Building (2nd Floor)
View map

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch break: noon-1 p.m.