Born and raised in Palatine, Illinois, Director Fink attended Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He has over 24 years of municipal public works experience working for the Village of Palatine, City of McHenry, and the Village of Deerfield. 

In the spring of 2002, Director Fink earned his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. During his time in Deerfield, Director Fink was responsible for managing the design of a $30 million Wastewater Reclamation Facility improvement, which subsequently received recognition by the American Public Works Association Chicago Metro Chapter as the 2013 Project of the Year. After coming to Wauconda in January of 2013, Director Fink has been instrumental in the Village’s efforts to receive Lake Michigan Water. During his tenure he helped develop the Villages first Road Evaluation and Rating Study, which allows the Village to utilize a logical pavement management system to determine when to perform routine maintenance, overlays, or reconstruction. Additionally, Director Fink commissioned the Village’s first comprehensive Wastewater Collection & Treatment Asset Management Plan. Asset management is a planning process that ensures the Village gets the most value from each of its assets and has the financial resources to rehabilitate and replace the assets when necessary. The estimated value of the Village’s current wastewater collections and treatment facility is approximately $72 million dollars.
 
Director Fink currently serves on the West Group Water System Technical Committee for Lake Michigan Water, the Advisory Board for the Slocum Lake Drainage District, and is an active member of the Wauconda Lions and Rotary Clubs. He and his wife Patti along with their two children have lived in Wauconda since 1999.