City Treasurer Starts Parks Finance Job

By Palmer, Joel | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), July 15, 1997 | Go to article overview

City Treasurer Starts Parks Finance Job


Palmer, Joel, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Joel Palmer Daily Herald Staff Writer

After 31 years of toil in the banking business, James K. Mair finally received the job perk he craved. He just had to go to the Rolling Meadows Park District to get it.

"I don't have to wear a tie here every day, and that's always been goal of mine, to go to work without a tie," said Mair, who started this week as the park district's new superintendent for finance.

The 61-year-old Mair spent 25 years as an executive at Norwood Federal Savings in Chicago and another six at Liberty Federal Savings, also in Chicago, before taking the job that puts him a lot closer to home.

Mair also is the city's treasurer, a part-time elected position he's held since 1979.

His last position, at Liberty Federal, was eliminated when the bank was bought out, Mair said, so he began looking for a new job and soon found the park district.

Working on the district's finances should prove more relaxing than the sometimes high-pressure world of banking, Mair said, but not until he learns the ropes. …

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