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Village Clerk Patrick E. Rea
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Village Clerk Patrick E. Rea

(708) 444-5000
Patrick E. Rea has a long and distinguished career of professional achievements and dedicated public service.

Clerk Rea was appointed Village Clerk of the Village of Tinley Park in May 2009 after serving for 37 years as an elected Village Trustee. From 1980 until May 2009, he was Chairman of the Village’s Finance and Economic Development Committee.

Clerk Rea was appointed Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration’s Midwest Region by President George W. Bush in November 2003 and held that position through January 2009. Before joining the SBA, he was Executive Director for the Illinois Development Finance Authority. Previously, he served as a Vice President and Corporate Banker of Bank One Capital Markets.

Clerk Rea is a retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserve, having served throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. He also received the 2004 Secretary of Defense Medal of Outstanding Public Service Award.

Clerk Rea’s son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren live in Tinley Park.