The Village of Tinley Park is governed by a Village Board consisting of a Village President, Village Clerk, six-member Board of Trustees and professional staff administered by a Village Manager, an Assistant Village Manager, a Village Treasurer and department heads, with support from a Village Attorney.
Department heads report to the Village Manager and Assistant Village Manager, who in turn report and make recommendations to the Village Board and are responsible for the implementation of Village Board policies and decisions, and the Village's Strategic Plan.
Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. is the Village Attorney.
David J. Niemeyer
Dave Niemeyer is responsible for the management and operation of all the affairs and departments of the Village of Tinley Park.
Niemeyer received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1983 and a master’s degree in public administration in 1985 from Northern Illinois University. He has served as Village Manager for Richton Park (1993-98), Homewood (1998-2003), Des Plaines (2003-2007) and Oak Brook (2007-2014). He also served as Village Administrator for Orland Hills from 1988 to 1993 and as City Administrator/Assistant to the Mayor in Harvard, Illinois from 1986 to 1988.
Niemeyer is affiliated with the International City/County Management Association and the Illinois City/County Management Association. He pens the regular "For the Record" column, which appears in the weekly Community Email newsletter.
Contact Mr. Niemeyer at (708) 444-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Village Manager | Director of EMA/911 Communications
Pat Carr has been with the Village of Tinley Park since 2005. As Assistant Village Manager, he assists the Village Manager in implementing Village policies and programs as established by the Village Board. In this role he also is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Police, Fire, Emergency Management, 911 Communications and Information Technology departments.
As Emergency Management Agency Director, Carr is responsible for emergency planning, coordination, response and recovery from natural and manmade incidents. He also is the Village EMS Coordinator and oversees the 911 Dispatch Center.
Carr is a retired Air Force Major with 23 years of service. In addition to his military experience, he has held company leadership positions in operations and sales.
Carr was the founder and president of AvTurf LLC, where he invented and received seven patents for marketing, safety and erosion-control applications. He received a bachelor’s degree in aviation management and a master's degree in public administration from Lewis University.
Brad L. Bettenhausen
Brad Bettenhausen has served as Tinley Park’s Treasurer since March 1984 and is a lifelong resident of the Village. He is the head of the Finance Department.
Bettenhausen is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM) and a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager (CPFIM). He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Northern Illinois University.
Bettenhausen is a member of the Association of Public Treasurers of US&C (APT), Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Illinois GFOA, Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA), AICPA and ILCPAS. He has served in various leadership positions with the IMTA and is a Past President of the organization. He continues to be actively involved with the association.
Bettenhausen also is involved with local community organizations such as the Kimberly Heights Sanitary District, Tinley Park Historical Society, Orland-Tinley Park Cemetery Association, and the Kimberly Heights Homeowners Association.
Forest Reeder is Chief of the Tinley Park Fire Department and has been in fire service since 1979. He previously served as division chief for the Des Plaines Fire Department, director of training for the Southwest United Fire Districts, battalion chief for the Pleasantview Fire Protection District, and captain/shift commander for the Palos Fire Protection District.
Reeder has an associate’s degree in fire science technology from Moraine Valley community College, a bachelor’s degree in fire science management from Southern Illinois University, and a master’s degree in public safety administration from Lewis University.
Chief of Police
Steve Neubauer is Chief of the Tinley Park Police Department and is responsible for organizing, planning and directing police services for the Village of Tinley Park. That includes staffing, equipping and training approximately 100 sworn and civilian staff to respond to any and all law enforcement issues, as well as overseeing a $15 million annual budget.
The police department provides around-the-clock patrols and investigative follow-up, along with tactical responses to requests from citizens. Police officers enforce ordinances, traffic laws and criminal laws to support a safe community.
Neubauer received a bachelor and master’s degree in criminal justice. He also attended Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.
Neubauer spent more than 37 years with the Elmhurst Police Department, eventually rising through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 2003. He joined the Tinley Park Police Department as Chief of Police in January 2012.
Donna Framke is head of the Marketing Department and is responsible for the marketing, public relations, special events, public information, social media and tourism functions of the Village of Tinley Park.
A graduate of Victor J. Andrew High School, Framke received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois/Champaign and completed more than 40 hours of graduate-level marketing studies at DePaul University. She is a member of the City Council Communications and Marketing Association, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America.
Prior to joining the Village, Framke was employed as vice president of marketing for Beverly Bancorporation, a holding company for the Beverly Bank group. She also worked as an account manager for an advertising agency.
Framke sat on the Community Consolidated School District 146 school board from 2001 to 2015. She also taught religious education at St. Julie Church from 1998 to 2013.
Director of Human Resources
Denise Maiolo is head of the Human Resources Department. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from DePaul University and a Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School. She interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney Criminal Division at 26th and California and Child Abuse and Neglect Division at 11th and Hamilton in Chicago.
Maiolo served as advisory board member and adjunct faculty for Roosevelt University’s American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Studies program. She currently serves as an advisory board member for St. Elizabeth Seton’s Finance Council and was a former volunteer member, vice president and president of Joseph Bernardin School’s Advisory Council; Village of Orland Hills Library Board; and Andrew High School/D230 Relay for Life team chaperone.
Denise’s professional legal and business experience spans more than 25 years as litigation assistant with various law firms. She joined the Village of Tinley Park as Human Resources Assistant before being promoted to Deputy Director, assisting in day-to-day operations, risk management and professional development.
Public Works Director
Kevin Workowski is head of the Tinley Park Public Works Department. He is a lifelong Tinley Park resident whose entire municipal career has been with the Village.
Workowski was employed by Underwriter’s Laboratory in plant maintenance from 1982 to 1987. He began his career with the Village as laborer in 1987, moved to laborer/truck driver in 1997 and then maintenance man in 2001. He was promoted to Road and Bridge foreman in 2001 and then superintendent. He also served as a volunteer for the Tinley Park Fire Department for several years.
Workowski was promoted to Assistant Public Works Director in 2004 and then Public Works Director in 2016. As director he is responsible for the management, planning, coordination and direction of the entire Public Works Department, which includes about 70 full- and part-time employees. He also provides administrative direction to three divisions including Water/Sewer, Fleets and Facilities and Road and Bridge.
Community Development Director
Paula Wallrich is the Community Development Director. She is responsible for the Building, Economic Development and Planning divisions of the Community Development Department.