Village Manager's Office

The Village of Orland Park operates under the council-manager form of government, which combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The manager is hired to serve the board and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.

Areas of Focus 
Following the policy direction of the Orland Park Board of Trustees, the Village Manager is focusing on the following village issues:
  • Strategic Plan
    • Strategic Plan 2016-2018
  • Economic Development
    • Develop an I-80 Development Initiative with an emphasis on taxable businesses
    • Develop program for the recruitment of targeted professional services, restaurants, and entertainment businesses
    • Continue program for the revitalization of legacy retail centers
    • Advance mall expansion and add Harlem Avenue to revitalization plan

  • Downtown Development
    • Create a long-term marketing plan for the development of the downtown and develop further efforts to promote the downtown area
    • Provide analysis and support to staff and the Village Board in order to develop a long term master plan for the area designated as Downtown Orland Park

  • Quality of life
    • Maintain and enhance core municipal services, with an emphasis on storm water management and road improvements
    • Maintain and improve parks, facilities and Open Lands
    • Maintain and enhance intra-Orland Park transportation
    • Enhance two-way communication with the community
    • Improve public safety of the community
  • High Performing Organization
    • Enhance customer service
    • Improve business processes
    • Promote training and leadership development
    • Integrate technology across the entire organization
To accomplish these policy directives, staff will follow four guiding principles: 
  • Customer Service: Providing the optimum in municipal services for those who choose Orland Park as the ideal place in which to live and raise a family
  • Finance / Budgeting: Maintaining and building on Orland Park's strong reputation for conservative budgeting and prudent use of taxpayer dollars
  • Progressive Management: Bringing progressive, market-based approaches to the delivery of public services, where possible, and working in partnership with the private sector in finding solution to public sector challenges
  • Transparency: Maintaining the village's strong reputation as a leader in local government transparency in the State of Illinois

Code of Ethics
Adopted in 1924, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Code of Ethics defined the principles that today serve as the foundation for the local government management profession and set the standard for excellence. Leadership in a management structure committed to equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents strengthens democratic local governance. ICMA members pledge to uphold these principles in their conduct and decisions in order to merit the trust of the public, elected officials, and staff they serve. As a condition of membership, ICMA members agree to submit to a peer-to-peer review under established enforcement procedures should there be an allegation of unethical conduct. The Village Manager and Assistant Village Manager are ICMA members.