Thursday, October 13, 2016

Boone County’s new planner: Hilary Arther


Below is from:

Hilary Arther

Hilary Arther

Land Use Planner at Boone County

Greater Chicago Area
Government Administration


  1. Boone County,
  2. McHenry County


  1. Village Of Antioch,
  2. University of Illinois at Chicago,
  3. Village of Schiller Park


  1. University of Illinois at Chicago



Exemplary problem-solving skills; able to identify problems and implement corrective processes; Strong leadership skills; ability to prioritize, and make sound decisions quickly while maintaining a focus on the bottom line; A track record for meeting timelines and exceeding expectations; High-energy, confident professional with an infectious enthusiasm for providing quality service; Experience includes permitting/planning in diverse governing settings with knowledge of regulations and procedures; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Land Use Planner
    Boone County

    September 2016 – Present (2 months)

  • McHenry County
    Permit Technician
    McHenry County

    March 2015 – Present (1 year 8 months)

    • Review, record, and issue utility and access permit applications
    • Created standard operating procedure and updated forms for job position
    • Project coordinator for “Touch-a-Truck” community engagement event with local schools
    • Maintain the MCDOT Facebook Page with daily posts and interactions with the public
    • Increased participation in the Adopt-A-Highway Program by adding 38 groups and 75% adoption rate

  • Permit Coordinator & Planning and Zoning Clerk
    Village Of Antioch

    May 2013 – March 2015 (1 year 11 months)

    • Processed and issued approximately 500 construction permit applications per year
    • Grant administrator for EPA Brownfield Grant; providing quarterly reports and financial accounting
    • Provided staff support to the Local Technical Assistance program for the “Lifestyle Corridor Plan”
    • Responsible for record keeping, cashier work, and issuing licenses for food, liquor, and gaming
    • Updated standard operating procedures and department forms

  • Supervisor
    University of Illinois at Chicago

    September 2010 – May 2013 (2 years 9 months)

    Managed staff and oversaw daily tasks such as: processing and selling new memberships, maintaining equipment, in charge of conflict resolution, and providing customer service to patrons using the facility.
    • Assisted professional staff in hiring and interviewing potential new staff members
    • Promoted from desk attendant to supervisor in less than a year

  • Community Development Intern
    Village of Schiller Park

    September 2012 – December 2012 (4 months)

    • Processed and issued construction permits
    • Learned site plan review and development
    • Updated the Schiller Park zoning map

  • Administration Intern
    Village of Antioch

    May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)

    • Researched and wrote forestry grant that was awarded to the Village
    • Contributed to the creation of the Strategic Plan and Community Vision Statement for the Village
    • Collected data for multiple projects, including video gambling research
    • Lead for Human Resources employee-benefit project

  • Teacher Aid
    Grace Lutheran Child Development Center

    August 2008 – August 2010 (2 years 1 month)

    • Prepared activities and supervised children.
    • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators and staff
    • Personally requested by parents to babysit outside of the Day Care Center



  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Urban Planning and Public AffairsBachelor of Arts (BA), Urban Planning and Public Affairs

    2009 – 2013

  • Richmond-Burton Community High School

    2005 – 2009

    Activities and Societies: I participated in dance primarily ballet.

  • McHenry County
    • Government Communication 101Government Communication 101
    • Electricity in Public WorksElectricity in Public Works
    • ADA and PROWAG PolicyADA and PROWAG Policy
    • Improving Public Works Construction Inspection SkillsImproving Public Works Construction Inspection Skills
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Causes Hilary cares about:
  • Animal Welfare
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Human Rights




Below is Ms. Arthur’s salary and benefits at McHenry County as detailed at:



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