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Veterans Commission
Mission Statement
The purpose of the Veterans Commission is to recognize the contributions of Tinley Park residents who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States; to assist veterans in preserving their rights in obtaining benefits from various governmental agencies by cooperating with the agencies for the benefit of the veterans; and to educate the citizenry as to the accomplishments and contributions of veterans.

('77 Code, § 33.138) (Ord. 74-0-051, passed 11-11-74)

Commission Members

Wiley Roberts

Norm Pestlin
Colleen Simon
Bruce Lorence
Robert Baisa
William Rasmussen
Bill Minnich
Anthony Castillo
Bill McNellis - Commander, American Legion Post 615
Fred Cagle - Commander, Bremen VFW Post 2791

Associate Members
Jack Morley
Arlene Morley
Christine Hansley
Ken Wrezzes
Jim Wilkins
Eva Reyes-Seitz
Tom Tomich

Commission Secretary
Norm Pestlin

Board Liaison
Michael Mangin

Staff Liaison
Pat Carr

Monthly Meetings
The Veterans Commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Kallsen Center at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave.

Let us know about deployed soldiers
The Village of Tinley Park is grateful to local soldiers serving in the military and is seeking information on them so they can officially be welcomed home when on leave or returning. Click here for more information.

Local Veterans Groups
American Legion Post 615
17423 S. 67th Court
(708) 532-1737
Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 2791
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 532-2333
Korean War Veterans Association
South Suburban Chapter 23
17211 S. Odell Ave.
(708) 532-5950

Marine Corp League
Kevin Clarke - Detachment 1217
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 614-6093
For information on auxiliary and motorcycle units contact the corresponding veterans group.

Agendas and Minutes

Additional Resources

Veteran Employment Opportunities