FISHER — The village of Fisher needs to find a new manager.

Current administrator/treasurer Jeremy Reale has taken a position with the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission as a grant specialist within its fiscal department beginning Sept. 21.

He has offered to make himself available to assist the village and his successor during the transition period to ensure continuity in operations as his new work schedule permits. He said he’d serve in the statutory role of village treasurer on an interim basis until the appointment of a permanent successor.

Mayor Mike Bayler appointed Real treasurer at Thursday’s regular monthly meeting of the village board. So Reale will continue to handle accounting, payroll and financial reports on a part-time basis for the time being.

Reale has been with the village since January 2015. In his resignation letter he said he was honored to have been a part of the Fisher village team. He said he has mixed emotions about making the decision to leave, but has decided to take advantage of this opportunity to seek out new challenges.

He commended the village board for having the foresight to create a professional administrative position to manage the day-to-day affairs of the village, and said he was grateful for being given the opportunity to serve in that role during its infant stages.

Reale’s last full day at Fisher will be Friday, Sept. 18. The village advertised the position with applications cut off Sept. 10.

The board is looking for someone “with accounting experience, professional written and oral communication skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.”

Prior to serving in Fisher, Reale held positions of trustee and village clerk in Rantoul. He is also a former Thomasboro village clerk.

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