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Sugar Grove welcomes new finance director

SUGAR GROVE – The village will welcome a new finance director, Pat Chamberlin, who will begin her official duties Jan. 6, village officials said.

Sugar Grove trustees approved an agreement with Chamberlin at their Nov. 26 meeting. Her salary will be $93,500.

With 12 years of experience, Chamberlin has extensive knowledge in the areas of budgeting, auditing, analysis, payroll, utility billing and debt management, as well as a background in risk management.  

Chamberlin currently is working as the city finance manager for the city of Belvidere, a Boone County city, about 12 miles east of Rockford.

“I’m definitely excited. They are on the forefront of a lot of things I have an interest in,” Chamberlin said of Sugar Grove. “They received the Government Finance Officers Association award for their budget and audit, and I want to continue to receive those important awards.”

Chamberlin said when she worked in the finance department for the city of Rockford from 2000 to 20005, the city received the government finance recognition every year.

“I am looking forward to working for a growing village and serving the residents of the community,” Chamberlin said.

Village President Sean Michels said officials were confident that Chamberlin would be a good complement to the village and to its management team.

“With her extensive finance background, I think she’ll be a real asset to the village and a part of our team,” Michels said. “I look forward to having Pat join us.”

Chamberlin earned bachelor’s degree from Millikin University and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

She is working to achieve designation as a certified public finance officer.  

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