On the heels of naming a new city manager, the city of Naperville has moved to fill another long-vacant position, the role of fire chief.
Mark Puknaitis will manage a department of more than 200 employees and 10 fire stations, earning an annual salary of. $128,520. He takes over for John Wu, who left April 2.
While he is currently deputy fire chief in Oak Park, Puknaitis has lived in Naperville since 1991. He bested a field of 12 finalists for the post, including Acting Naperville Fire Chief Mike Zywanski and Assistant Chief Rich Mikel. What are your thoughts on the decision?