D159 Board to Vote on Hiring Troy as New Business Manager

John Troy, the former Mokena District 159 board president, resigned in July to pursue the district's business manager position. Now, the board will decide Wednesday whether to hire him.

The board will vote Wednesday to hire former Board President John Troy as the district's new business manager, according to the agenda for the board's Sept. 5 meeting.

If the hiring is approved, Troy will begin work immediately, and his $68,000 annual salary will be prorated, according to district documents.

The district has been without a business manager since the end of July after , citing personal and professional reasons.

Troy has been vocal about his interest in the post, telling Patch that the business manager position was an ideal match for his skills. On July 23, , which he had been on since 2009 and had been president of since 2011, and submitted his application for business manager.

Troy was not required to resign from the board in order to be hired on as business manager, but he stated in his resignation letter that he did so to avoid any conflicts of interest.

“I have decided that in order to avoid any appearance of impropriety I am resigning today concurrent with submitting my application,” Troy wrote.

Here is a quick look at some of Troy's professional background:

  • Since 2005, he's been the co-founder, chief executive and general counsel at Ashford Glen Realty in Tinley Park, which is a real-estate management company that provides investment and management services for apartment and condo buildings.
  • He's currently enrolled at Northern Illinois University where he's working to earn certification as a chief school business official.
  • Troy was elected to a four-year term on the D159 board in April 2009. He was voted as president of the board in 2011 and re-elected in 2012.

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carole September 19, 2012 at 05:42 PM
No, Johnny ots ,I am not the one who pushed for the referendum. I wish Mr. Troy the best. I have said before that we should not set ourselves up to fail. He is doing exactly what he needs to do. Spending time and being educated in the school system itself. Oh, and what makes you think his inexperience will put us in the black. I bet he is not taking pointers from a newbie which is what I suggested in the first place. Mr Johnny on the spot hold on to your chair as you will see quite a salary increase in this position. As should be for a qualified business manager. I'm sure he will do a good job and I want you to be ready to pay him for it. He will deserve it.
Johnny on the spot September 19, 2012 at 07:22 PM
According to the last few months meetings and Listening to Pat Markham the district is heading towards the black and as I have done research on this it seems within 12 months that is gonna happen a first time in more then 15 years .I would rather pay a few extra dollars a week for the quality he has brought to the district then to look back and see where we were headed !!!!!!! Troy deserves doubles what he makes he led this district to a point where he addressed the taxpayers concern led the community to see the light at the end of the tunnel .I hope Moore and Peters resign as they want to spend ,spend, spend and no bang for the buck .
Johnny on the spot September 19, 2012 at 07:23 PM
R.W. Voter right on keep the faith
Johnny on the spot September 19, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Carole I'm sorry you were or are the PTA lady then right ????
carole September 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Sorry...no. There are more than 2 Carols,Caroles. But I am glad to hear that you will be glad to pay for good production which I am hoping is from Mr. Troy. I'm hoping that he will be able to hook onto someone in an Elementary setting as that is where his position is. Anyone in this position is a miracle worker if they are doing their job and are aware of the regulations that effect the school.


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