The Village of Tinley Park is governed by a Village Board consisting of a Village President, Village Clerk, six-member Board of Trustees and professional staff administered by a Village Manager, an Assistant Village Manager, a Village Treasurer and department heads, with support from a Village Attorney.
Department heads report to the Village Manager and Assistant Village Manager, who in turn report and make recommendations to the Village Board and are responsible for the implementation of Village Board policies and decisions. Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. is the Village Attorney.
The Village follows the Tinley Park Strategic Plan, which is comprised of five main goals: Supporting and enhancing a comprehensive public safety network in partnership with the community; cultivating a highly motivated workforce through investments in Village employees, processes and technology; expanding economic development opportunities; increasing neighborhood and business district stability; and improving community engagement and tourism. The plan aims to provide a safe, high-quality experience for Tinley Park residents, the business community and visitors.
David J. Niemeyer
Dave Niemeyer is responsible for the management and operation of all the affairs and departments of the Village of Tinley Park.
Niemeyer received a Bachelor’s Degree in political science in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in public administration in 1985 from Northern Illinois University. He has served as Village Manager for Richton Park (1993-98), Homewood (1998-2003), Des Plaines (2003-2007) and Oak Brook (2007-2014). He also served as Village Administrator for Orland Hills from 1988 to 1993 and as City Administrator/Assistant to the Mayor in Harvard, Illinois from 1986 to 1988.
Niemeyer is affiliated with the International City/County Management Association and the Illinois City/County Management Association. He pens the regular "For the Record" column, which appears in the Community Email newsletter.
Contact Mr. Niemeyer at (708) 444-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Village Manager | Director of EMA/911 Communications
Pat Carr has been with the Village of Tinley Park since 2005. As Assistant Village Manager, he assists the Village Manager in implementing Village policies and programs as established by the Village Board. In this role he also is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Police, Fire, Emergency Management, 911 Communications and Information Technology departments.
As Emergency Management Agency Director, Carr is responsible for emergency planning, coordination, response and recovery from natural and manmade incidents. He also is the Village EMS Coordinator and oversees the 911 Dispatch Center.
Carr is a retired Air Force Major with 23 years of service. In addition to his military experience, he has held company leadership positions in operations and sales.
Carr was the founder and president of AvTurf LLC, where he invented and received seven patents for marketing, safety and erosion-control applications. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in aviation management and a Master's Degree in public administration from Lewis University.
Andrew Brown is head of the Finance Department, which is responsible for the Village-wide accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, debt management and financial planning, treasury management and investments, business and vehicle licenses, accounts payable and receivable and payroll. His responsibilities also include serving as Treasurer for the Tinley Park Police Pension Board, tax administration, procurement and providing excellent customer service to residents, businesses and those interested in working with the Village.
Brown was hired in 2020 as the Assistant Treasurer/Assistant Finance Director, bringing 14 years of government finance experience with him to the role. He was promoted to Treasurer/Finance Director in 2021. His drive is continuing to help make the Village of Tinley Park the best community for its residents and businesses.
Brown has a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a minor in economics, and a Master’s Degree from Elmhurst College in accountancy. He is an active participant in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA), and Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association (IMTA), serving those organizations in multiple roles, and is a former member of the Northern Illinois University Master’s in Public Administration Advisory Board (2019-2021).
Interim Fire Services Administrator
Steve Klotz is Interim Chief of the Tinley Park Fire Department. He started his fire service career in 1981 as a cadet with the Hometown Fire Department, which was a part-time department. He advanced through the ranks to become Deputy Chief. He was then hired as a full-time firefighter in Bedford Park in 1989 and advanced through the ranks to Battalion Chief.
Klotz moved to Tinley Park in 1993 and joined the Tinley Park Fire Department. He has served as an engineer, lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. In 2013, he was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief. He holds many fire service professional certifications, including the highest certification level in Illinois, Chief Executive Officer.
Chief of Police
Matthew Walsh is Chief of the Tinley Park Police Department and is responsible for organizing, planning and directing police services for the Village of Tinley Park. That includes staffing, equipping and training approximately 100 sworn and civilian staff to respond to any and all law enforcement issues, as well as overseeing a $15 million annual budget.
The police department provides around-the-clock patrols and investigative follow-up, along with tactical responses to requests from citizens. Police officers enforce ordinances, traffic laws and criminal laws to support a safe community.
Chief Walsh earned educational degrees, including an MBA and BS in business administration. He is a graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command and the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico.
Donna Framke is head of the Marketing Department and is responsible for the marketing, public relations, special events, public information, social media and tourism functions of the Village of Tinley Park.
A graduate of Victor J. Andrew High School, Framke received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois/Champaign and completed more than 40 hours of graduate-level marketing studies at DePaul University. She is an active member of the City Council Communications and Marketing Association, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America.
Prior to joining the Village, Framke was employed as vice president of marketing for Beverly Bancorporation, a bank holding company. She also worked as an account manager for a Chicago-based advertising agency.
Framke sat on the Community Consolidated School District 146 school board from 2001 to 2015 and taught religious education at St. Julie Church from 1998 to 2013.
Director of Human Resources
Angela Arrigo is head of the Human Resources Department, which is responsible for employee relations and training, benefits administration, risk management, labor relations, maintenance of employee records and recruitment/selection oversight.
Arrigo has more than 20 years of professional-level experience in various human resources roles, fostering organizational strategic objectives and driving operational HR efficiencies. She has proven experience in improving efficiencies in the HR delivery of services, and places high emphasis on providing employees with the tools they need to succeed.
Arrigo has a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and human resources management from DePaul University. She’s also a Society of Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and has Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certifications. She also has Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Northern Illinois University.
Public Works Director
John Urbanski is head of the Tinley Park Public Works Department. John began working for Public Works in 1999 as a laborer in the Facilities Department. He was promoted to Facilities Foreman in 2006, and then Superintendent in 2013. He was promoted to Assistant Director in 2016 and Public Works Director in 2020.
Community Development Director
Kimberly Clarke is the Community Development Director. She is responsible for the Building, Economic Development and Planning divisions of the Community Development Department.
Clarke has two Bachelor's Degrees from Illinois State University. Her first degree is in small business management, and her second degree is in geography with a minor in urban planning. She also has a Master’s Degree in business administration with a certificate in managerial leadership from Northern Illinois University.
Clarke has 13 years of professional planning experience. Her passion is working for organizations that work with communities that further develop, create policies and support community development.