Westchester Acting Village Manager Greg Hribal, center, at a tree dedication in November. Hribal announced on Jan. 10 that he’s retiring. | File
Westchester’s acting village manager announced at a regular village board meeting on Jan. 10 that he’s retiring “effective immediately.”
Greg Hribal — a 30-year Westchester employee who had been working as acting manager since he was appointed in April to succeed former village manager Paul Nosek temporarily — said he wants to spend more time with his family.
Hribal’s mother, Patricia Ann Hribal, died in December. Hribal said his father, Bruce Hribal, died earlier that year.
“I spent the last 350 days bedside with my mother every night after leaving work every day,” Greg Hribal said on Jan. 10. “It was a very difficult and long year, and I would not have been able to do it without the department heads and everybody here who stepped up and provided support for me throughout all that.”
Hribal said he would “hope that the board would reach out to find somebody to replace me,” adding that he’d be interested in working with his successor during the transition.
Before he was appointed acting village manager, Hribal was the village’s IT manager. He served as acting manager at least twice, in 2013 and 2019, before he assumed the role last year.
Hribal’s retirement comes three months before the critical April 4 election, which will decide Westchester’s next village president and village board composition. The new president and board will likely have a hand in selecting the next village manager.
“There are many people who have come and gone through this village over the years,” said Acting Village President Nick Steker on Jan. 10. “The wheels of government usually go on, but this is definitely a void that is going to be felt […] He’s given all of himself. Thank you.”
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