Jim Hock selected as Joliet city manager
By bob Okon email@example.com October 2, 2013 6:40PM
Updated: November 4, 2013 12:20PM
A Joliet committee on Wednesday began negotiating a contract with Jim Hock, who was selected by the city council this week to be the next city manager.
Hock is the community development director in Carpentersville and a former city manager in Park Ridge.
Sources confirmed that council members chose Hock after interviews Monday with him and two other finalists for the job. The others were Romeoville Village Manager Steve Gulden, and Christopher McFadden, a Joliet native and an assistant U.S. attorney in Chicago.
The committee that met Wednesday with Hock at city hall to negotiate the contract included Mayor Thomas Giarrante, Councilman Larry Hug and an attorney representing the city.
Hug confirmed that contract negotiations took place with the candidate selected by the council.
“I felt it went well,” Hug said. “We should have something to bring to the full council shortly. I don’t know why we shouldn’t have something by the next meeting.”
Giarrante could not be reached for comment.
The council next meets Oct. 14 and 15.
Hock would replace Thomas Thanas, who gave his resignation in May but agreed to stay until a new manager was hired. Thanas has held the post since March 2008.