Recent Work

William (Bill) Balling has extensive professional management experience in Municipal Government. For over 29 years he served as the Village Manager in Buffalo Grove and throughout that period has guided growth in the Village to three times its original size.

City of Prospect Heights, Illinois (North Cook)

William Balling was selected to serve as the Interim City Administrator for Prospect Heights.  WRB.LLC was called in at a time when the City had experienced multiple vacancies in the City Administrator position in 2014 as well as a vacancy in the Assistant to the Administrator position. In addition...

Village of Tinley Park, Illinois (South Cook)

William Balling was selected in August 2015, to serve as the Interim Public Works Director for the Village of Tinley Park following the resignation of the previous Director. The highly successful south suburban community of 60,000 expected WRB, LLC to conduct a complete operational audit and assessment and provide...

South Suburban Mayor & Managers Conference & the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Illinois (South Cook)

WRB, LLC was selected to participate in a major effort to tackle the challenging problems in communities in dealing with the foreclosure and vacant building problem. Due to a wide range experience in shared services design, WRB, LLC was retained to develop a recommendation on improving code enforcement activities...

Inside WRB

WRB, LLC is a regional public management consulting and management services firm providing support to local units of government, regional organizations and special service agencies.  Over the past 7 years, the Firm has been retained by over fifty jurisdictions in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will and Kane Counties, Illinois to provide various management services and studies, meeting specific needs of its clients.

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The B-Line

December 8, 2014 |

Interim Management Services – For Cities Who Cannot Afford To Take Any Time Off

Management vacancies can be very stressful for even the most progressive unit of local government. The loss of a City Manager or Department Head can be a major setback to performance and policy advancement. WRB,LLC Management Services has designed a team based Interim Management Program which will transform a vacancy from a point of little activity to a unique opportunity for municipal operational growth and progress.   Bill Balling, Managing Director of WRB,LLC Management Services is an accomplished Village Manager and has developed a team based work program of high impact engagement directed at moving a community’s agenda forward, creating organization growth, and operational stability during the short period the City searches for a...

May 28, 2014 |

Is The Energy Crisis Over?

Have fracking and the new recoverable natural gas and crude oil deposits in the United States placed energy conservation investment on the “back burner” of municipal budget priorities and public policy initiatives? WRB,LLC continues to believe that efficient management of energy resources for public  buildings and infrastructure will continue to be environmentally responsible, politically acceptable, and economic, if managed correctly. WRB,LLC has endorsed strategies to enable energy investments to return significant savings using performance contracting. For the past two decades municipalities have faced strong pressure under the predicted scarcity of carbon based energy and environmental concern to make investments in efficient building and power demanding infrastructure. Leeds designed and operated buildings, variable rate pumping,...

April 21, 2014 |

Is “Carrying your own water” always best?

Long distance hikers and mountain climbers maintain a long held tradition of independence and self sufficiency by packing the supplies they need and always “carrying their own water” on their journeys. Public water delivery systems to be most effective and economical require collaboration, joint action initiatives, and equitable cost assignments to meet the expensive capital costs and long term stability and reliability objectives which protects water customers. Implementation of capital intensive water supply and operation of delivery systems are complex issues and successful projects often result from having the proper development team of professionals in place to work with Cities, Villages, and regional water providers in achieving successful outcomes.   While the foundation of...

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