The Village of Tinley Park is governed by a Village Board consisting of a Village President (Mayor), Village Clerk and six trustees that are elected from the community as a whole (no wards). A Village Manager and professional staff supervise day-to-day operations of the government’s activities. The Village Board performs such functions as:
- Passing resolutions and ordinances
- Approving the expenditure of money
- Levying taxes
- Approving subdivisions, zoning and other land-use regulations
- Generally deciding on important issues which affect the Village of Tinley Park
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Village Board, appoints department heads to direct the activities of the respective operating departments. Department heads report to the Village Manager, who in turn reports to the Village Board and is responsible for the implementation of Village Board policy.
In addition, numerous Village commissions and committees, staffed by volunteers representing private citizens and businesses alike, focus on various aspects of economic development, long-range planning, residential issues and community projects/activities.
Responsive elected officials and a dedicated Village staff take pride in delivering superior services to residents of Tinley Park. Through foresight and progressive thinking, Tinley Park officials have secured the comfort and well-being of the Village’s residents.