Tanzla Davis-Rodriguez is the new executive secretary to the mayor and village administrator in Forest Park. Her hiring was approved by the village council 5-0 on May 13.
Davis-Rodriguez lives with her husband and two children in Forest Park. She will serve new Mayor Rory Hoskins and Village Administrator Tim Gillian.
Gillian called her a "good old-time Forest Parker," noting she has lived in the village for 17 years.
Davis-Rodriguez replaces Sally Cody, who has been working part-time since stepping down from full-time duties in April 2018. Cody is expected to continue for another week to help Davis-Rodriguez with the transition. The executive secretary performs administrative duties, including coordinating appointments for the mayor.
Cody was executive secretary for 19 years and worked for the village since 1981.
Davis-Rodriguez will be paid $50,000 annually. Cody's annual salary was $83,000 when she worked full-time.
When the village council adopted the new salary scale April 22, the range for executive secretary was reduced to between $40,000 and $50,000. Prior to that, it was between $40,000 and $83,000.
Robert J. Lifka