City Welcomes New Finance Director


Molly Talkington, a municipal finance professional with nearly 20 years of professional experience, began the next phase of her career on April 30th as Rolling Meadows’ new Finance Director.


Talkington began her career as a budget analyst in Naperville and spent the previous three years with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning as a Finance Principal.  She served multiple communities in between, including Glenview, Champaign, DeKalb, and East Dundee.


“Molly brings an impressive, multi-faceted background to the Finance Director position,” City Manager Rob Sabo explained.  “That experience will serve Rolling Meadows well as she helps build on our proven record of excellence to further enhance the City’s financial well-being.”


Talkington was drawn to Rolling Meadows in part by its warm “neighborhood feel” but, from a professional perspective, was intrigued by the chance to work for a stable community with a strong financial footing.


“I’m happy to be here and look forward to working with City Council and staff to build on Rolling Meadows’ already impressive record of achievement,” she explained.  “Everyone here really knows their stuff.  Rolling Meadows’s solid financial position and reputation for excellence are the tangible results of that.


“I’m also excited to explore ways for the Finance Department to get more involved in supporting the City’s economic development initiatives,” she added.

During 2021, local businesses have helped raise almost $10,000 for Rolling Meadows’ Community Events Foundation (CEF) by purchasing customizable street banners that now line Kirchoff Road and other high-traffic areas.

The annual street banner program offers local companies and organizations a high-profile opportunity to market themselves while providing financial support to the CEF.  Banners may be ordered to include a sponsor’s name and/or logo.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit entity whose mission is to provide financial support to Rolling Meadows’ community events.  It relies solely on tax-deductible contributions and gifts from donors.  Learn more or make an online donation by visiting

The generous support of banner sponsors enables the City of Rolling Meadows and the Rolling Meadows Park District to provide exciting activities and programs including:

  • Memorial Day Events
  • Block Party
  • Fridays Rock Concert Series
  • Camping Under the Stars
  • City Markets
  • Senior Luncheon
  • National Night Out
  • July 4th Events
  • Brew Fest
  • Wine-Down By the Creek
  • Holiday  Tree-Lighting
  • Winter Holiday Decorations
  • Rolling Meadows Historical Museum

Thanks to the following companies and organizations for supporting this year’s banner program: