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Thursday, May 23, 2024

City of Naperville has announced new Director of Finance

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Deputy Finance Director Raymond Munch assumed role as Director of Finance on May 6, 2024, to serve the City of Naperville, located at 400 S. Eagle Street. 

The City of Naperville announced today that Raymond Munch has been named its next Director of Finance. Beginning in June 2020, Munch served as Naperville’s Budget Manager before being promoted to Deputy Finance Director in 2022.

During those four years, Munch was groomed via dedicated succession planning by Rachel Mayer to take over the position of Director of Finance she had served for a decade, according to Linda LaCloche, Director of Communications.

As the Director of Finance, Munch is responsible for numerous financial, accounting, billing, payroll, procurement, and technology operations that support the City’s daily and long-term service goals, including oversight of Naperville’s almost $614 million total budget.

“In this particular leadership role, the balance of strategic vision and attention to detail is critical to success,” City Manager Doug Krieger said. “Over the past four years, I have repeatedly seen Ray demonstrate this ability. His varied career and oversight of our City’s budget during the pandemic highlights his understanding of a City’s financial needs and how to work through unexpected challenges to get results. I have no doubt Ray will be a part of our City’s success for years to come.”

Prior to Munch joining the City of Naperville, he served in law enforcement and city leadership roles. After almost 12 years of service as a police officer for the Village of Glen Ellyn, he earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Local Government Management from Northern Illinois University. He then assumed a management analyst position with the City of DeKalb, rising rapidly through the ranks to serve as interim assistant city manager and interim city manager before being named assistant city manager.

Ray Munch

“I am thrilled to put my experience in local government, both throughout the region and in Naperville, into practice in a new way,” Munch said. “In my four years serving Naperville, I’ve focused on building relationships within the organization and understanding the financial needs of the fourth largest city in the state. I’m looking forward to enhancing what our team does through innovation while maintaining our commitment to excellence.”

In addition to an MPA in Local Government Management, Munch holds a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University.

Editor’s Note / Naperville City Council meets at 7PM on the first and third Tuesday of most months throughout the year in Council Chambers.  The Director of Finance and other members of the City staff are present.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.
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