“Bill has a comprehensive management and goal-setting, capability that will drive success for any company that engages him.”

Jim Thompson

Affinity Marketing Consulting

“Bill Balling was an important member of the Consultant team that supported the efforts of five Southwest suburban communities working together to conduct a water master plan review containing over $170,000,000 of capital improvements to our regional water supplier’s system, and to support our efforts leading to a long term water agreement with Oak Lawn meeting our future water requirements. The Agreement balanced competing interests, fairness to all parties, operational prudence, and long-term operational reliability for water supply several generations into the future. The overall Agreement was passed unanimously by all five member communities and Oak Lawn reflecting the strength of the improvement program and supply Agreement.”

Ed Zabrocki

Former Mayor of Tinley Park

 “I have worked with Bill Balling and WRB, LLC on three separate projects related to water management and Lake Michigan water procurement. With each project, Bill has presented a creative, organized, and balanced set of recommendations and has been successful in articulating project objectives presented by all members’ participants. This has been done in a clear and professional fashion so that all parties could work in unison with project objectives. His role to drive our agenda has produced productive and efficient outcomes, and recommendations with clear direction.”

Peter Kolb

Former Director of Public Works for Lake County

“Bill Balling assembled a team of professionals to evaluate the service delivery system of the Elk Grove Fire Department and Bill served as our Acting Fire Chief during the assessment process. He and his team were energetic, focused, and became an integral part of the Department’s advancement. Bill adapted quickly to the processes of the Village’s management system and philosophy and became a confidant to the Village Manager. I viewed his involvement in the Fire Department as productive and successful.”

Craig Johnson

Mayor of Elk Grove Village

“Bill Balling and his Associate Consultant were brought into the Village (Round Lake Beach) to provide an outside assessment of the Police Department leadership and to develop succession strategies into the future. He also provided recommendations to the Village Administrator, the Department Command personnel, and the Village Board that led to constructive change within the department, provided added focus on key management objectives for successful leadership, and led to constructive change. Balling’s involvement also led to an increase of internal collaboration among the senior leadership of the Department.”

Rich Hill

Village President

“It was a pleasure meeting you and your team to discuss the critical issue of finding a new City of Batavia Manager.  Per your call to me, I think you did a spectacular job of listening and I am confident that you will be able to find the right person for this critical position.  Batavia has much to offer and the next decade will be critical to its growth, expansion and success.  Keep me posted on your assignment and If I can be of any help, just let me know.”

Gerard Dempsey

Batavia Enterprises, Inc.