Sister Cities Commission
Tinley Park is involved in the Sister Cities Program, initiated nationwide, to exchange ideas, develop business ties, and establish friendships between communities here in the U.S. and those all over the world. One of Tinley Park's sister communities is Büdingen, Germany, located 30 miles northeast of Frankfort. Büdingen traces its origins to the mid-13th century - 234 years before Columbus discovered America and over 600 years before Tinley Park's incorporation. Büdingen's rich cultural history has been a fascinating study for the hundreds of Tinley Park residents, municipal officials and business people who have traveled to Büdingen since 1989 - and local "natives" have proudly showed off the Village and related its history to more than 500 visitors from Büdingen. A contingent of almost 80 people from Büdingen recently spent two weeks here. In fact, Tinley Park has hosted one of the largest number of citizen "exchanges" of any Sister Cities international participant in the US.
Commission Chairperson and Members
Trustee Liaison: T. J. Grady
Commission Chairperson: Randal Tietz
Marilyn E. Bill
Secretary: Roxane DeVos Tyssen
The commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Avenue.