Mayor McNamara’s chief of staff leaves the administration
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara’s chief of staff has stepped down from his administration, according to an announcement released Monday.
The announcement states that Chief of Staff Wester Wuori supported the city’s overall work and helped the mayor and aldermen to work with and serve internal and external stakeholders and fulfill their commitments to citizens, partners and the city council.
“Wester was with me when I took office in 2017 and has been a vital part of my team for the past four years,” said McNamara. “He was instrumental in a number of key initiatives for the city, including coordinating our latest census campaign and leading our efforts to create the Rockford Promise initiative, allowing students at Rockford Public School to follow along. free courses from Northern Illinois University. His in-depth knowledge and experience, communication skills, and critical thinking and thoughtful approach to problem solving have been key to our success.
Wouri also spoke about his departure.
“It has been an incredible honor to work with Mayor McNamara, city council and city staff serving the residents of our great community,” Wuori said. “I am proud of the work we have done to move Rockford forward despite many challenges, including civil unrest and the COVID pandemic. Mayor McNamara has made a fantastic team and I have learned so much working with him and with all of the City staff who are incredibly talented and fully committed to the success of the community.
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