About Marabella Associates, Inc.


Mr. Marabella has more than 40 years of public/private/non-profit organization experience, including 30 years as the Village Administrator of Mundelein, Illinois and three years as the Vice President of Entitlements for DRH Cambridge Homes. During his tenure in public service, Mr. Marabella has participated with a wide variety of associations, boards and working committees in local government.

Mr. Marabella's executive level management and leadership skills have proven equally successful in local government, the private sector, and not-for-profit organizations.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

  • First Manager in the State of Illinois to receive recognition as an "International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager" (ICMA), May 2002
  • Illinois City Manager Association (ILCMA) Special Service Award, 2003
  • ILCMA Special Service Award, 2005
  • ICMA Life Member, 2005, Retired Credentialed Manager, 2008
  • Recognized by both Houses of the Illinois General Assembly for outstanding public service, 2005
  • Village of Mundelein received fourteen Governor's Hometown Award recognitions, ten Government Finance Officer's awards, IEPA Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year, nationally accredited Police Department, ISO Class IV Fire Department, and multiple Police, Fire and Public Works recognitions.


  • IL Law Enforcement Executive Forum, December 2001, Community Policing Report
  • Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Rail-Highway Grade Crossing Research, November 2000, Montreal, Canada (Presentation)

Years of Experience

  • Over 40 Years


  • Master of Public Administration University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, 1973
  • BA Political Science Bradley University, 1972

Areas of Expertise

  • Interim Chief Executive Positions
  • Local Government Management
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Public/Private Relations
  • Project Entitlement
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Priorities Planning Sessions

Professional Memberships

  • International City Management Association
  • Illinois City Management Association

Past Committee/Agency Memberships

  • Lake County Partners
  • Lake County Transportation Alliance
  • Lake County Municipal Managers, Chairman
  • North Suburban Health Insurance Cooperative, Chairman
  • Automated Wayside Horn System Task Force, Chairman
  • Lake County Municipal League Board of Directors
  • Libertyville/Mundelein/Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Municipal Finance Officers Association
  • Lake County Community Development Commission
  • Lake County Economic Development Commission
  • Central Lake County Radio Network
  • Lake County Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency
  • Lake County Joint Action Solid Waste Planning Agency