Lake Forest Announces New Assistant City Manager

The City of Lake Forest is pleased to announce the appointment of A. George Issakoo as the new Assistant City Manager.

Issakoo brings over ten years of experience in local government administration, serving in a variety of roles including the Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Brookfield, Assistant to the Public Works Director for the Village of Skokie, Assistant to the County Administrator for Lake County Government, and Administrative Intern for the Village of Glenview.

“Lake Forest is excited to welcome George as Assistant City Manager,” said City Manager Jason Wicha. “George brings a passion for public service and an impressive breadth of experience that will make a great addition to the City’s executive leadership team.”

In his most recent role as the Assistant Village Manager at the Village of Brookfield, Issakoo advanced special projects for the Village Manager across all departments. He also served as the de facto information technology director, led the agenda management process, managed all Village communication platforms, and managed budget development. He also served as the interim head of the Human Resources and Community Development Departments.

As the Assistant City Manager, Issakoo will oversee day-to-day operations of the Office of the City Manager, including Communications and the Clerk’s office. He will serve as a staff liaison to several City Council subcommittees and City Boards and Commissions.

“I am thrilled to continue my career at the City of Lake Forest,” said Issakoo. “I am excited to work for an organization with such a strong history of professional management and work alongside a talented staff to serve the Lake Forest community.”

Issakoo has his Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from DePaul University.

Issakoo succeeds former Assistant City Manager Michael Strong, who accepted a Village Administrator role at the Village of Lake Villa in August. Issakoo will begin his new role at the end of October.

View the Assistant City Manager Announcement Media Release. 
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