The Washington City Administrator is leaving for a new position out of state. Dave Plyman has accepted a position in Rochelle, Illinois, a town of about 10,000 people located about 70 to 75 miles west of Chicago in Interstate 88. He says Rochelle operates an electric utility, Internet and telephone utility, a landfill, a railroad and about 125 full‑time employees compared to under 50 in Washington.
Plyman says he will be working here through the month of May and the next step is for the City Council to decide on what to do with the vacant position. Plyman has worked for Washington since 2001.