On Jan. 30, Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced three new appointments.  He appointed Marty Lyons as chief financial officer in addition to his duties as assistant city manager and city treasurer.

In his new role, Mr. Lyons will serve as head of the City’s Administrative Services Department responsible for finance, human resources, information technology and parking services.  “I am thankful that Marty has agreed to transition into the position of Chief Financial Officer.  His skills and abilities in finance and human resources are key to a successful Evanston,” said Mr. Bobkiewicz. 

Assistant to the City Manager Joe McRae will become deputy city manager and assume some of Lyons’ previous duties including coordinating day to day issues in the City Manager’s Office and managing the City Council agenda preparation process.  In addition, McRae will work on several critical citywide projects including at risk youth initiatives, key economic development projects  and serving as staff to the City’s Minority/Women and Evanston Based Business program and Human Relations Commission. 
Web Communications Coordinator Erika Storlie will assume Mr. McRae’s duties managing the Citizen Engagement Division which includes oversight of the City’s 3-1-1 operations, community outreach, development and fundraising, public information, web and social media services, cable television and the city’s volunteer program.