Normal council to consider pay raise for city manager

Pam Reece is only the third city manager in Normal’s history. (WJBC file photo)



NORMAL – The Normal Town Council is expected to decide Monday night whether to give the city manager a pay raise that would boost her salary above her predecessor’s pay.

Mayor Chris Koos is recommending the council raise Pamela Reece’s salary by $5,550 to $190,550, according to our news partner Heart of Illinois ABC.

The town council promoted Reece two years ago from her previous job as assistant city manager to replace retiring city manager Mark Peterson. Peterson made $189,000 in his last year on the job. He was Normal’s city manager for 20 years.

Reece is entering the final year of a three-year contract. Mayor Koos said in a memo to the council that the proposed salary increase for Reece “reflects a fair and competitive wage” for the city manager’s position.

Reece is only the third city manager in Normal’s history, and is the first woman to hold the position.

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