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Found money: Colleen Blank keeps grant dollars flowing

When Village Manager Steve Williamson interviewed Colleen Blank for capital improvement & grants manager, her skill set didn’t exactly fit the position, he said.

“But on closer look, there was something about her. An innate smarts and drive, the ability to look to the future,” Williamson said.

Whether it’s beach renourishment, a theater program, park restoration or the $248 million “Big Dig” infrastructure project, Blank has turned out to be the Village’s secret financial weapon.