Ms. McKittrick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration Degree, both from Northern Illinois University. She has been recognized as a Featured Alumnus of Waubonsee Community College and has received certification from the Center for Governmental Studies in their Civic Leadership Academy, as well as certification from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.
Prior to her appointment as City Administrator in 2008, Ms. McKittrick served the City of Geneva as Assistant City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services beginning in 1999. Ms. McKittrick began her career in local government as an elected official in 1985 until her appointment as the first Village Administrator for the Village of Oswego in 1991. Ms. McKittrick periodically serves as an instructor at Waubonsee Community College and conducts occasional training sessions in leadership and governance, local government, and strategic planning.
As the City's Chief Administrative Officer, the City Administrator supervises all department heads and prepares the annual budget for the City Council's approval. The City Administrator’s Office oversees communications for the City, including the City Newsletter, administers business and liquor licensing, and serves as the Deputy City Clerk. In addition, the City Administrator works with the Mayor to prepare agendas for Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings.