Veterans Commission

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.


Chairperson
Wiley Roberts

Members
Norm Pestlin
Colleen Simon
Bruce Lorence
Robert Baisa
William Rasmussen
Bill Minnich
Anthony Castillo
Bill McNellis - Commander, American Legion Post 615
Fred Cagle - Commander, V.F.W. Post 2791
Jim Hudik - Commander, V.F.W Post 2791
Bill Porter - Commander, American Legion Post 615

Associate Members
Donald Tomich
Jim Taylor
Jim Wilkins
Eva J. Reyes
Chris Hansley
Ken Wrezzes
Jack Morley
Arlene Morley

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. Agendas, minutes and meeting presentations are posted on the Village website.


Deployed Soldier Form
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.


Local Veterans Groups

American Legion Post 615
17423 S. 67th Court
(708) 532-1737
www.post615.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Post 2791
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 532-2333
www.vfw2791.org

Korean War Veterans Association
South Suburban Chapter 23
17211 S. Odell Ave.
(708) 532-5950
http://kwva.us

Marine Corp League
Kevin Clarke - Detachment 1217
17147 S. Oak Park Ave.
(708) 614-6093
www.mclnational.org


For information on auxiliary and motorcycle units contact the corresponding veterans group.


Additional Resources Veteran Employment Opportunities