Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: December 6, 2023
The Village recently announced that Joseph Hennerfeind has been promoted to the position of Community Development Director. In this role, Hennerfeind will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Community Development Department, which includes involvement in economic development initiatives, village planning, building and code enforcement, permitting, and more.
Joe’s career has been concentrated in the area of planning, but has experience in other disciplines as well. During his more than 6 years of service with the Village of Westmont, Hennerfeind has proven to be a valuable member of the team who is skilled at working with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Hennerfeind has earned degrees in Architecture as well as City & Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. He also has community development experience with several municipalities both within the western suburbs and throughout the county.
Recently, Joe has been instrumental in the development of the Downtown Incentive Program, the ongoing rewrite of the Zoning Ordinance, and the follow-through of many commercial construction projects from conceptual proposal through Village approvals. Upcoming projects for Hennerfeind include the much anticipated updates to the 2013 Comprehensive Plan.
The Village of Westmont welcomes Joe to his new position.