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Economic and Commercial Commission
Since 1980, the Economic and Commercial Commission (ECC) has worked with the Mayor and Board of Trustees to encourage well-planned economic development that broadens the tax base and enhances the quality of life in Tinley Park. The 15 commission members and associates promote and recommend effective programs in economic development finance, marketing, business retention and real estate maximization.
Mission Statement
There is hereby established a citizens' commission that shall be known as the Tinley Park Economic and Commercial Commission for the purpose of structuring sound economic and commercial development policies, and of recommending the required research and inventory of resources necessary to the preparation of industrial profiles for distribution to prospective employers considering expansion or location in the Tinley Park area. The Commission will make its findings and recommendations, as appropriate, to the President and Board of Trustees, as well as other governmental agencies, upon direction.

(Ord. 80-0-046, passed 12-16-80; Am. Ord. 94-0-003, passed 1-25-94; Am. Ord. 2002-O-057, passed 9-24-02)
Goals and Objectives             
  • Support the Village of Tinley Park’s obligation to maintain and improve the quality of life for the community while encouraging targeted industrial, commercial and service industries to thrive in Tinley Park.
  • Leverage the expertise and networks of the commissioners to retain and expand the economic base in Tinley Park by having all commissioners serve on a committee of their liking.
  • Develop a program to communicate with existing businesses to identify their specific needs and support them to fill those needs within the Village of Tinley Park. Business breakfast, annual visits, newsletters, surveys, etc. could be used as vehicles to make the communication fluid between the existing businesses and the Village staff.
  • Recommend and review marketing promotional materials and make suggestions to staff to maximize impact on attracting and retaining businesses in Tinley Park. Evaluate and participate in selected events that will promote Tinley Park to targeted businesses and interests.
  • Review, evaluate and make recommendations on incentive packages to attract new businesses and to retain existing businesses. Manage the approved budget of the ECC.
  • Recommend direction on inventory and vacant property for potential businesses to relocate or expand within Tinley Park.
  • Coordinate economic development efforts with regional economic development organizations and the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce.
Commission Members

Jay Walsh

Dennis Reidy
Dino Sanfilippo
Robert Workman
Yaser Elkayyal
Richard Otsy
Mark Wendling
Diane Galante
Christine Obbagy

Commission Secretary
Kathleen Congreve

Board Liaison
Cynthia Berg

Staff Liaison
Patrick Hoban

Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month in the Fulton Conference Room at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave.