Evanston City Manager Erika Storlie today announced the appointment of Luke Stowe as the city’s administrative services director.

Stowe, who has been interim administrative services director since September 2019, will assume the role permanently, overseeing the city’s Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities & Fleet Management and Parking Services divisions.

He will also continue in his role as the city’s Chief Information Officer, leading city technology initiatives, which he has held since 2016.

“Luke has dedicated his career to making government services more convenient, efficient and accessible for all community members,” Storlie said. “Thanks to his strong leadership, collaboration, and vision, Luke has been nationally recognized as a local government leader and is widely respected by his colleagues, peers and the greater Evanston community.”

“Most recently,” Storlie added, “his leadership was critical to ensuring the continuity of city services during the COVID-19 pandemic, securely transitioning both city services and staff from in-person to remote operations. I feel fortunate to have worked with Luke for nearly a decade, and I’m thrilled to continue working with him in his role as administrative services director.”

Stowe brings more than 20 years of local government experience to his new role. He joined the City in 2012 and has served in various management, information technology and digital services positions. Before his service in Evanston, he held related roles in Champaign and Lake County governments and the private sector.

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